Anyone interested can now download the second iOS 11 public beta directly from Apple. It arrives two days after iOS 11 beta 3 was seeded to registered developers.
Once you sign up on Apple’s site, you’ll download a special certificate to your device and then download the software.
Here are some of the changes and improvements public beta tester should expect.
- Dropbox, OneDrive, and OS X Server are now available locations in the Files app.
- On the iPad app switcher, you now close apps by swiping up. Previously, you needed to press down on each preview window and wait to select an “X”.
- The Notification Center no longer requires multiple swipes to view all notifications.
- When applying a 3D Touch to the Camera icon in Control Center there is a slightly new layout.
- Safari content blockers now work.
- Siri can now translate from English to Chinese, Spanish, German, French, and Italian.
You can take a look at our recent how-to and find out what to expect. And while the idea of downloading pre-release software might sound fun, there are a number of caveats to consider.
The software will officially land to the public sometime this fall. Take a look at our special section to read more about the changes in iOS 11.
Apple also released the second beta version of tvOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.