You can try iOS 11 public beta 2 (and you totally should)


The best gesture in iOS 11 isn't just for iPad.
The best gesture in iOS 11 isn't just for iPad.
Photo: Apple

Members of Apple’s public beta software program can get their hands on the second public build of iOS 11 today.

The new beta build was made available this morning, bringing a host of performance improvements, UI changes and new features that take the iPhone and iPad to an all-new level. macOS High Sierra public beta 2, watchOS 4 beta 2 and tvOS 11 beta 2 are also available to download.

Public testers can also grab the batch of new public betas by signing into the Apple Beta Software Program website. Apple does not recommend installing the beta software on your main device. Bugs are still pervasive in the beta software which is intended for testing.

What’s inside the new betas?

iOS 11 public beta 2 likely contains all of the changes Apple released to developers earlier this week with iOS 11 beta 3. The update makes some big changes to Control Center. Notifications and Siri also got some upgrades.

macOS High Sierra, iOS 11, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 will launch this fall. Apple unveiled the new software platforms at its Worldwide Developers Conference at the beginning of June.


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