Apple seeds new public betas for iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra


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 now test the latest builds of iOS 11, tvOS 11, and macOS High Sierra just one day after Apple dropped the last big batch of beta updates on developers.

The third public beta of iOS 11 contains all of the changes Apple seeded to developers yesterday with iOS 11 beta 4. Along with a number of new bug fixes, the new iOS 11 update brings some new UI improvements like new icons for some stock apps and some changes to the notification center.

The new public beta updates can be downloaded directly from Apple if you’re a member of the public beta program. If not, there’s still time to sign up for it on Apple’s website. Both iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra can be installed via over-the-air updates if you have the previous beta installed.

What’s in the new iOS 11 beta?

Some of the new changes in iOS 11 public beta 3 are subtle. There’s a new Wi-Fi icon for the status bar. Three second countdowns have been added when starting screen recordings. Low Power Mode in Control Center got a new animation and Siri was updated with more voices for languages other than English.

iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra will launch to the public this fall. Apple debuted the new software updates at its Worldwide Developers Conference this summer.


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