Ho w to In­stall the iOS 11 public beta

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En­roll your de­vice

Go to beta.ap­ple.com on the de­vice on which you want to in­stall the iOS 11 public beta, click iOS near the top of the page. Scroll down to the Get Started head­ing and then click “en­roll your iOS de­vice” in the text be­low it.

Back up to iCloud…

You’ll be re­minded to back up. If you use iCloud Backup, open Set­tings and tap the row for your Ap­ple ID at the top, then iCloud > iCloud Backup. Tap Back Up Now so iCloud records your de­vice’s lat­est state, and let it com­plete.

…or iTunes on a Mac

To back up us­ing iTunes on your Mac, fol­low the steps for pre­par­ing a de­vice for a beta soft­ware up­date at

bit.ly/pre­pios­beta – do not skip step 5, as you’ll need an archived backup if you want the op­tion to roll back to iOS 10.

Down­load pro­file

Un­der the text of the sec­ond step on the web page, click the “Down­load pro­file” but­ton. You’ll be taken to the Set­tings app and be shown a sum­mary of the pro­file; ba­si­cally, it tells your de­vice to check for and re­ceive beta up­dates.

In­stall and restart

Tap In­stall on the sum­mary and read the re­minder that what your de­vice will re­ceive is pre-re­lease soft­ware. Tap In­stall again, then a third time on the con­fir­ma­tion di­a­log. When prompted to restart your iPad, tap Restart.

Get the beta it­self

When your de­vice restarts, go to Set­tings > Gen­eral > Soft­ware Up­date and mo­men­tar­ily you’ll be told that your de­vice is el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive the iOS 11 public beta. Tap Down­load and In­stall, then fol­low the usual on-screen steps.

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