How to get Apple’s iOS 11 public beta

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California on June 5.
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You can now take the next version of iOS for a test drive.

Apple just delivered the first public beta for iOS 11, which adds a suite of new multitasking features for iPad, a redesigned Control Center, a new Files app, and a ton of other improvements that make you a lot more productive.

Developers have been testing the update since it was released during WWDC earlier this month but the public beta marks the first time Apple is making it available to the public.

Of course, as with any beta, there are bound to be bugs so it’s best to install the update on a secondary device unless you’re feeling especially brave (and even then, make sure you have everything backed up, at the very least).

All that said, if you’re still game to check it out (and there are plenty of reasons why you’d want to), you can sign up for the beta now on Apple’s website. Once you sign in with your Apple ID and password, you can download the beta for your iOS devices.

If you do install in on your iPhone or iPad, the update will also add a “Feedback” app where you can report any bugs you might encounter. Apple will update the beta a few times from now until iOS 11 launches for real in the fall (likely in September with the new iPhone).

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/06/26/ios-11-public-beta-how-to-download/