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Second iOS 11 Public Beta

Apple Releases the Second iOS 11 Public Beta

Apple's Software
July 12, 2017

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.