A few weeks ago Apple released the latest version of iOS, iOS 11 to developers, allowing them to check out the new mobile OS and make sure their apps run on it ahead of its release and a short time after that they allowed anyone with an iPad or iPhone that same opportunity with the release of the public beta of iOS 11.
This public beta and the developer beta will be continually built upon by Apple with a number of beta releases, today is the 3rd time that they have done exactly that, releasing the 3rd beta of iOS 11 to developers and to those on the public beta.
You can now download and install on a supported device should you want to do that, here’s the list of supported devices that you can run it on:
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPad Pro 12.9 (1st and 2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5
- iPad Pro 9.7
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad 5th generation
- iPad Mini 4
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad Mini 2
- iPod Touch 6th generation
If you have one of these devices then you can install the developer and public beta on that device from today, however, you should note that this is a beta and you probably shouldn’t install it on your main device unless you are really into new stuff or if you are ready for a few problems.
Either way, if you are set on getting the latest version of iOS, here’s how you can do so in terms of the public beta.
- Head over to the Apple Beta Program website and either sign in or sign up.
- Accept Apple’s agreement.
- Backup your device.
- On your iOS device head over to beta.apple.com/profile.
- Click the button to download the iOS Beta Configuration Profile and follow the instructions, you may need to restart your device once this has been installed.
- Head over to the Software Update section of the General tab in settings and wait for the option to download the iOS 11 public beta to appear.
- Download and Install.
And that’s it.
In terms of the Apple Developer preview, you will need to enrol your device into the developer program, after which you will be able to update it over iTunes or over-the-air.
If you run into any problems you can revert back to iOS 10 pretty easily by heading to Settings > General > Profile. From here select the OS 11 Beta Software Profile, tap Delete and confirm you want to remove the public beta.
[Updated with the release of
iOS 11 beta 2 iOS 11 beta 3 iOS 11 beta 3 public beta]