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>>> pub­lic beta ver­sions of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, and, for the first time, tvOS should be avail­able by the time you read this.

Sign up to par­tic­i­pate in the pub­lic beta at beta.ap­ple.com. If you choose to test out any of these beta ver­sions, re­mem­ber that you could en­counter some is­sues, so make sure you back up your data. Also, for High Sierra, it’s wise to put it on a sep­a­rate drive away from your ex­ist­ing in­stal­la­tion.

Bear in mind that the pub­lic beta soft­ware is con­fi­den­tial. By sign­ing up to ac­cess it, you agree not to dis­close de­tails, pub­lish screen­shots, or share the soft­ware with other peo­ple who aren’t also in the pub­lic beta pro­gram. Only de­tails pub­licly dis­closed by Ap­ple it­self are con­sid­ered to be no longer con­fi­den­tial.

You should find an app in­stalled as part of the beta ver­sions that en­ables you to pro­vide feed­back on any bugs you dis­cover, or to sug­gest changes to the soft­ware.

In­stalling a pub­lic beta ver­sion does not void your hard­ware war­ranty. How­ever, bear in mind that it’s best to in­stall on a de­vice that isn’t your main one, if pos­si­ble.

You can re­store your Mac or iOS de­vice to non-beta soft­ware by fol­low­ing Ap­ple’s in­struc­tions at bit.ly/be­tarstr. Be­fore in­stalling any of Ap­ple’s op­er­at­ing sys­tem be­tas, read its Fre­quently Asked Ques­tions at bit.ly/ap­pl­betafaq.

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