Apple Releases Second iOS 11 Public Beta to Beta Testing Group

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    Apple today released the second public beta of iOS 11 to its public beta testing group, allowing non-developers to download and test the new operating system ahead of its fall launch. The second public beta of iOS 11 comes a little over two weeks after Apple released the first public beta and it corresponds to the third developer beta that was released earlier this week.

    Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 11 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.

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    Those who want to join the beta testing program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas. Step-by-step instructions for downloading installing the public beta can be found in our how to. Betas should only be installed on a secondary device as the software is not stable and can include many bugs.

    iOS 11 introduces subtle design changes to the operating system, including a new Lock screen experience and a customizable, redesigned Control Center. Siri is smarter, has a more natural voice, and can do more, Messages features person-to-person Apple Pay, Notes has searchable handwriting and document scanning, and Music lets you share playlists with your friends.


    A new Files app improves file management on iOS devices, and on the iPad, there's a new Dock, an App Switcher, and support for Drag and Drop, all of which improves multitasking on the device. An entirely revamped App Store is coming in iOS 11, photos and videos take up less space, iMessages can be stored in iCloud, and developers are getting new tools like ARKit for creating impressive new augmented reality apps and games.

    In the developer beta released this week, Apple introduced a handful of changes, including new TV Providers, new locations for the Files app, changes to the iPad App Switcher, and more. Details can be found in our beta 3 tidbits post and the video below.


    For full details on all of the new features included in iOS 11, make sure to check out our iOS 11 roundup. Apple plans to release iOS 11 to the public in the fall following several months of testing and refinement.

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    Go for it! Although I was hoping 10.3.3 would be out today.
     
  5. mattaaron macrumors newbie

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    I tried the 1st public beta on my iPhone SE, it was a tad choppy/slow (to be expected, it's a BETA of course)... but I'm curious, is this one any better in regards to that?

    I'm assuming it'll be slightly better, but still a little slow.
     
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    Is there a changelog for Beta 3/Public Beta 2 somewhere? Seems like that would be a nice addition to the article.
     
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    The race is on: Can iPhone or iPad install it quicker?! Such fun!
     
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    I don't think anyone an answer that yet.
     
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    Downloading for my 7+ - fast download and small ~340mbish. After reading the threads regarding DB that was released Monday I'm excited to see what has been fixed and what has been added/changed.

    Good luck to all!

    (obligatory - I know it's a beta, it has issues, stuff will not work all the time, yada yada - for those that keep posting this SHUT IT! ;) /end rant
     
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    thanks for the video. Jeff benjamin took almost 7 minutes to say what you said in less than 2
     
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    Still buggy, and not stable enough to use as a daily driver.....move along, nothing to see.....
     
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    High Sierra Public Beta 2 is also available for download.
     
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    Doubt it
     
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    If it's not fixed in the developer beta, it won't be fixed here.
     
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    Curious how this performs. I still have the first PB installed on my 7 and it hasn't been too terrible. I'll wait to get home tonight to installed PB2.
     
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    I actually had to return on phone with apple care recently and I was running 10.3.3 beta and the support rep said they were dropping 10.3.3 and just moving to iOS 11. So whatever was in 10.3.3 is just rolling into 11. They won't release 10.3.3
     
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    I doubt the AppleCare people know anything about Apple's software plans. Could be wrong though.
     
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    ^ Profile pic checks out! lol
     
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    Thats BS. There were 6 betas and the final is like a GM build with version#, lack of feedback app and it was a full download. Really think they would just stop with that and wait til late fall to release software? Either you are trolling or whatever "Genius" you spoke to has no idea what they are talking about.
     
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    I find most MacRumors videos far too rushed and the sign-off is almost unintelligible. I'd be happier with a more relaxed delivery.
     
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