If Apple doesn’t change its rules, in early June at the worldwide developers conference 2017 will be held the presentation of the new operating system iOS 11 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. At the same time becomes available the beta version of the platform. If you plan to participate in the pre-test, we will tell you how you can among the first to access iOS 11.
Read the rules
First of all, you should familiarize yourself with the official rules of the developer program by Apple. Frequently asked question about the beta program here.
Select the method of download iOS 11 beta
Traditionally, the company released two test version of the update is public and a version for developers.
To participate in the testing program for developers who will need a paid account costing $99 per year. Last year a beta version for developers came out almost immediately after the announcement of WWDC in mid-June, while the public test build was released in July. But the public version is free and contains less errors. Cumulative updates are released first for the developer version.
Subscribe to the iOS beta 11 right now
If you decide to participate in the developers program, you can pay a fee of $99 and calm to wait for WWDC 2017. To participate in a public testing when you register you can use an existing Apple ID. By registering in the program right now, you can be sure that you will get will be the new software platform Apple one of the first.
Get ready for problems
Now you dream about to be the first to try out all the innovations in iOS 11, but it can turn into a nightmare. The main purpose of testing is to search for possible bugs before the final release. If you are not sure that it is ready to accept an abnormal discharge devices, random reboots, errors in applications, then you should refrain from installing iOS beta 11.
Usually the first builds are the most problematic, so well in advance to read thematic forums and see how to resolve problems.
Read the rollback procedure
If something in the test firmware goes wrong, you can always go back to the previous version of the system. You will need to figure out the nuances of this process.
Find spare device
If you only have one iOS device that you are using as the main, it is better to find a test machine. Such recommendations gives and Apple. As mentioned above, the beta version of iOS 11 some functions may not work that will create a lot of inconvenience in daily use.
If you have an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c find another device
Judging by the latest test builds and leaks from various sources, Apple is planning to abandon support for 32-bit devices with the release of iOS 11. The iPhone 5 or iPhone 5C are the latest smartphones which uses a processor with a 32-bit architecture. The update should bring a new file system that is only compatible with 64-bit models.
Make a backup copy of the data
If you are doing backups of your gadget, now is the time. Installation beta can often be unpredictable, so you need to ensure the security of all important data and files before her. To make a backup using iTunes or iCloud.
iOS 11 will be a major update. This means that the installation file can weigh more gigabytes. To free up space on the device, remove unused apps, move photos and videos in cloud services. You can do this in Settings > General > Storage and iCloud.
Be aware of the limitations
There are various limitations that arise when using earlier software. Installing the beta version of iOS 11, you can roll back only to the latest iOS 10. So forget about the previous builds of iOS 10, iOS 9 or iOS 8.
Moreover, hackers will take a long time before it will appear publicly available tools to jailbreak iOS 11.
If you want to try out the beta version for the Apple Watch, you will need to install on iPhone iOS 11. And if the iOS update 11 contains functionality related to macOS or tvOS, you need to download the beta updates for Mac and Apple TV to get access to these functions.
Wait until June 5
After all the preparations, you can safely wait for the presentation of iOS 11 and the release of the first beta. The announcement of a new software platform, Apple will take place on 5 June in the framework of the WWDC 2017.