Try out the iOS 11 Pub­lic Beta /

Alan Stone­bridge shows how you can take the new fea­tures in the next up­date for a spin.

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In­stall the tvOS beta

In­stalling the pub­lic beta of iOS 11 is ac­tu­ally very straight­for­ward, though it’s best to in­stall it on a de­vice you don’t de­pend on on an ev­ery­day ba­sis — say, to check your bank ac­count and pay bills. You can restore your de­vice back to iOS 10 if you want to — or at least you can un­til a short time af­ter the fi­nal pub­lic re­lease of iOS 11, though Ap­ple doesn’t say ex­actly when.

BACK UP FIRST

If you de­cide iOS 11 isn’t for you, make sure you roll back as soon as you can spare the time to do so. Note that the process takes longer to com­plete than sim­ply telling a Mac to switch from start­ing up High Sierra from one par­ti­tion to us­ing your pre­vi­ous sys­tem on an­other.

As al­ways with a big soft­ware up­date, the first thing you should do is make a backup of your de­vice. On iOS, you might al­ready be do­ing this us­ing one of two meth­ods: us­ing iOS’s iCloud Backup fea­ture, which backs up au­to­mat­i­cally when your de­vice is locked, on Wi-Fi, and con­nected to a power source; or us­ing the de­vice backup ca­pa­bil­ity of iTunes on your Mac.

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