iOS 11 beta available for download now

iOS 11 beta available for download now

iOS 11 update is just around the corner as Apple has already released the first public beta of iOS 11 for everyone to download. The final version of iOS 11 is scheduled to arrive this fall, but now Apple users can try out the beta version first to let Apple iron out the bugs and test new features on a large group of users.

For those who are interested in the iOS 11 beta version, you can download it by heading over to this link and enroll your compatible iOS device. Then, you have to install a configuration profile, reboot your device and update iOS like it’s a normal software update — AirDrop works well to transfer configuration profiles between your Apple devices. Your device should automatically update to the final version of iOS 11 around September.

iOS 11 features a ton of improvements for the iPad. You can now drag and drop files and app icons to open new apps, work with multiple apps at once and more.

For iPhone devices, the Photos app is going to learn new tricks, you can now send money in Messages using Apple Pay, and Control Center and lock screen are getting some much needed refinements.

Finally, there are some major changes under the hood, starting with ARKit and Core ML. Many third-party developers are already working on augmented reality apps and features as it has become much easier to turn the iPhone camera into an AR-enabled device.

Do take note that you shouldn’t install an iOS beta on your primary iPhone or iPad as some things won’t work while others might crash your phone altogether.