Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 11 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of iOS 11 to developers for testing purposes, more than two weeks after releasing the original second beta and over a month after introducing the new update at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Registered developers can download the iOS 11 beta from Apple's Developer Center, or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed.

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The second iOS 11 beta included a slew of bug fixes, addressing issues that were discovered in the first beta. The third beta will also include many bug fixes, but could also focus more heavily on feature tweaks and changes. In iOS 11 beta 2, there were only a handful of changes, most notably the enabling of Do Not Disturb mode.

iOS 11 introduces some design changes, including a customizable Control Center and a new Lock screen that's merged with the Notification Center. Peer-to-peer Apple Pay payments are being introduced in the Messages app, which is also gaining a new App Drawer, and there's a new Do Not Disturb feature that is designed to help drivers stay focused on the road. Siri, Photos, the Camera app, and more are also gaining significant improvements.


ARKit for developers will result in a wide range of new augmented reality apps, while a Core ML SDK will allow apps to become a whole lot smarter. iOS 11 is also the biggest update ever for the iPad, with a new Dock that introduces much improved multitasking, a Files app for better managing files, improved Apple Pencil support, a revamped App Switcher, and system-wide drag and drop.


iOS 11 available for both registered developers and public beta testers. A second public beta test that's identical to the third developer beta should be released later this week.

For full details on all of the new features included in iOS 11, make sure to check out our extensive iOS 11 roundup.

Top Rated Comments

DaveOP Avatar
44 months ago

Terrible beta to me its worse than beta 2 shame back to 10.3.3 now

Stop posting the same thing over and over again in different threads. If you don't like it, don't use it.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DNichter Avatar
44 months ago

Ita safe to say beta 3 is a let down and still makes massive problems guys just use ios 10.3.3 beta 6 which is GM no point having a laggy phone for no reason

Let's give people a chance to download and actually use it before we keep repeating the same thing over and over. We get it, you are good on 10.3.3.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
steveing64 Avatar
44 months ago
Swipe up to close app is back on my iPad Pro
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LarrySmith Avatar
44 months ago

There hasn't been a public beta of iOS 11 yet. The public beta terms are similar. Expect there to be bugs and don't install it on your daily-use devices.

There's a PB of iOS 11 for 2 weeks already.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
menithings Avatar
44 months ago

There’s a God!

No there isn't.

Back to the beta, I'm hearing a lot of anger from some beta users (especially public beta users) that their phones and apps don't work. This is a beta. Things will not work. That's the point of a beta. If you can't handle a beta, don't install it - especially not on a primary device.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
X. Jin Avatar
44 months ago
iPad multitasking screen, slide to closing app is back, no more hold and click X.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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