iOS 11 Beta: Apple has already created a sensation with the grand release of the iOS 10 this year. The innovative features of this newly launched operating system have made the fans excited as well as content. But just like all the operating systems, fans have already started counting days for the next version of the software, iOS 11. It is the next big thing Apple is developing currently and is expected to storm the technological world with its unparalleled and unprecedented features. But before every OS release, Apple launches a Beta version of that software to read the pulse of the fans and to give a demonstrate the software to the testers and tech enthusiasts. So in this article, we have discussed the iOS 11 Beta and how you can download and install it.
iOS 11 Beta Release Date
Every year Apple unveils the next generation operating system and a new iPhone in the month of June-July at the WWDC conference. This year too, the US-based tech giant released the iPhone 7 and iOS 11 at the same time. But as we said above, they launch a Beta version of the OS a month prior to the official release, just like the launched iOS 10 Beta on 13th June this year. So we can expect that following the tradition, Apple will release the iOS 11 Beta on 5th June 2017. As soon as the company will announce the iOS 11 Beta release date officially, we will let you know on this web page.
However, as the year inches forward, we have an inkling of when the iOS 11 will be officially announced and unveiled for the world to see. The fact is that, as we have already noted above, Apple announces their software developments during the Worldwide Developers Conference every year, and we already have the dates for this year’s event. In 2017, the WWDC will kick off on June 5, and as is customary with Apple, we expect the iOS 11 to be announced with all its dazzling features during the opening keynote. So yes, we will get to know about some of the things that we will be able to try out firsthand when the iOS 11 Beta 1 is rolled out shortly after the event comes to a conclusion on June 9.
Coming to when we can actually get our hands on the iOS 11 Beta version, we can take a look at last year’s example for reference and conclude that the public beta will be rolled out sometime in the month of June itself after the announcement. The public beta will be preceded by the developers beta. All these will become clear after the WWDC 2017 event, but for now, we can speculate about some of the things that we might end up experiencing in the iOS 11 Beta.
iOS 11 Beta- What to Expect
Like every year, the iOS 11 too has been released in beta forms, before its official release. The iOS 11 was first introduced at the Worldwide Developers Conference this year in June. The first public betas followed soon after. Here, we will visit the timeline of the iOS 11 beta versions which have been released till now.
iOS 11 Beta: A Timeline
Below is the order in which the iOS 11 beta versions have released till now.
- iOS 11 Developers Beta 1: June 5, 2017 (Has Been Announced)
- iOS 11 Developers Beta 2: June 21, 2017 (Has Been Announced)
- iOS 11 Public Beta 1: June 26, 2017 (Has Been Announced)
- iOS 11 Developers Beta 3: July 10, 2017 (Has Been Announced)
- iOS 11 Public Beta 2: July 12, 2017 (Has Been Announced)
iOS 11 Developer Beta 1
The iOS 11 developer beta 1 rolled out on June 5 after the keynote address at the WWDC. Also on board were certain significant changes, especially in the camera section, the Control Centre, the Apple Pencil among others.
iOS 11 Developer Beta 2
Released on June 21, the second developer beta had some minor fixes and some glitches removed. More specifically, some of the glitches in the Control Centre were fixed. The system was crashing previously after deleting a file. That too had been fixed.
iOS 11 Public Beta 1
5 days after the second developer beta rolled out, the first public beta was released. Launched on June 26, it highlights the upcoming features of the iOS 11 very well.
iOS 11 Developer Beta 3
The iOS 11 Developer Beta 3 was released on July 10. It brings with it a drag-and-drop feature as well as a redesigned multi tasking interface, meant specifically for the iPad. Some tweaks related to the performance and stability issues were also addressed.
iOS 11 Public Beta 2
Released on July 12 as an over-the-air update for those testing the OS, the iOS 11 Public Beta 2 brought in improvements in the 3D Touch options for the camera. Also added are additional genders and nationalities, and voice options for Siri.
How to download and Install the iOS 11 Beta
Up to iOS 9, Apple had only released a beta version of their OS exclusively for the developers. However, that has changed since iOS 10, and now everyone with an iOS based device, including the general public, can make use of the chance to try things out before anyone else. We expect the iOS 11 to follow in the same shoes and therefore, Apple will probably release an iOS 11 public beta for all its users to try. We expect this to happen shortly after the new operating system’s unveiling at the WWDC 2017, around a month before its final release. However, there are a lot of questions on the minds of first-timers who don’t quite know how to get past the complicated registration hurdle. But that is exactly what we are here to discuss today.
iOS 11 Beta Registration with your UDID
The UDID, or the unique device identifier code, is a combination of characters that is 40 letter strong. The whole point of the beta program is to help Apple gain valuable feedback from its users and fine tune the OS before its final release, and this code helps them keep a tab on the devices testing.
However, you do not have to go through the hassle of going over to a separate page to find out all about the UDID of your device. We have all that information right here. You just need to fill this below form to activate your UDID to get full access to iOS 11 Beta faster than others.
How to get your Apple UDID for iOS devices
There are a couple of ways to do this. You may opt to get your unique device code from iTunes, so for that method, try out the steps below.
Step 1: Take the Apple device that you want to find the UDID for and connect it to iTunes.
Step 2: When the device shows up on iTunes, select it.
Step 3: Upon selection, you will be presented with a few details of your device, including a serial number. Click on that serial number to get the UDID.
Step 4: After the UDID appears, right-click on the code to copy it.
Step 5: Now go over to the provided registration form on our page and paste it to register for the program.
Step 1: Connect your device to your MacBook and launch Xcode.
Step 2: Open Window, go to Devices and select your device to get your UDID.
Step 3: Now simply copy the code to use it on the form.
How to Get Access to iOS 11 Beta after Getting UDID
Now to get to the most important bit, follow the simple instructions below to register for the iOS 11 public beta program.
Step 1: Backup all the data on your device using iCloud or any other method before starting off with the iOS 11 beta.
Step 2: Go to the official Apple beta registration page and sign up with your unique device identifier code, or UDID.
Step 3: After that, you will be able to download the iOS 11 Configuration Profile to your device.
Step 4: Now go to Settings, enter General, and hit Software Update.
Step 5: From here, you will be given the instructions to install the iOS 11 beta.
So go ahead and get your own preview of the iOS 11 before it releases. By participating in the beta program, you can help Apple gain valuable feedback and contribute in the overall betterment of the iOS 11.