iOS 11 public beta: The ultimate guide

Curious about what's coming next to iOS 11? You can take the next version for an early test drive thanks to Apple's public beta program.

But should you? What can you do if you don't like it and want to go back? What if you find bugs or glitches? That's where iMore comes in!

How to install the iOS 11 public beta

iOS 11 Beta Profile

There are many great new features jam-packed into the newest version of iOS. If you want to take the plunge and download the iOS 11 public beta, here's what you need to know about going through the registration process.

How to downgrade from iOS 11

The public beta is an easy way for users to try out the next generation of iPhone and iPad software. But if you need to downgrade your device back to the current version, that's fine. What's more, downgrading is easy: All you need is an archived backup of your device pre-beta, iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC, and to follow the steps below!

How to update from an iOS beta to the official release

iOS 11 Control Center

If you have been running a developer or public beta of iOS, you can officially move to the public release at any point once it's available. Apple may push the update to your device automatically, but you can manually download it if you prefer.

How to send iOS 11 public beta feedback

iOS 11 Beta Profile

No amount of planning or internal quality assurance in the world can equal the road testing that happens when millions of customers hit your software. That's why companies large and small have betas — so that real people can help find real problems before the software officially debuts. Apple's doing just that with the public beta — and they're including a special Feedback app to make reporting problems easier than ever.

Other questions about the iOS 11 public beta?

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