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Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of iOS 11 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the eighth beta of iOS 11 to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the seventh beta and more than two months after introducing the new update at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

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


iOS 11 brings quite a few design changes, including a customizable Control Center and a new Lock screen that's been merged with the Notification Center. Peer-to-peer Apple Pay payments are coming in the Messages app, which is also gaining a new App Drawer, and there's a Do Not Disturb While Driving feature that's meant to help drivers stay focused on the road. Siri, Photos, the Camera app, and more are also gaining new features and refinements.

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ARKit for developers will bring a range of new augmented reality apps and games to iOS devices, and a new Core ML SDK will let developers build smarter apps. 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 a system-wide drag and drop feature.


iOS 11 is available for both registered developers and public beta testers and be released to the public in September alongside new iPhones. We are getting closer to the end of the beta testing process and should see a golden master release candidate in approximately a week.

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

Update: Apple has released iOS 11 beta 7 for public beta testers.



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26 months ago

Not downloading

Thanks for the update.
Rating: 44 Votes
26 months ago
My phone seems heavier after updating. Weird.
Rating: 10 Votes
26 months ago
Battery life lasts 18 full hours now on the iPhone
Safari feels snappier, even with no internet connection
Apple removed all wallpaper choices

Overall, quite happy with the update
Rating: 10 Votes
26 months ago

"It's a beta" only works for so long. We are near the finished product and it surely doesn't feel like it, at least on the iPhone side of things.

After it's a beta, it becomes a buggy .0 initial release, then it becomes a slightly less buggy .0.1 release, and a few months later becomes a pretty good .1 release. About a year later it becomes a great and stable .3.5 or whatever release..and then it dies an early death to make way for the next buggy mess.
Rating: 7 Votes
26 months ago

This beta has been out for less than an hour. Are you talking about the previous beta?


Sarcasm, my friend, sarcasm
Rating: 7 Votes
26 months ago

Will the Golden Master build be the same as the public build?

That's what the GM name implies. In the old days it referred to the gold-coloured CD master carrying the final build sent off to manufacturing.
Rating: 7 Votes
26 months ago

Yeah im disappointed ios 10.3.3 is razor sharp this should be better not slower


1. It's a beta

2. I ask you, was 10.0.0b faster than what we have now!?
Rating: 7 Votes
26 months ago

Battery life lasts 18 full hours now on the iPhone


This beta has been out for less than an hour. Are you talking about the previous beta?
Rating: 5 Votes
26 months ago

Beta 7 was absolute garbage in regards to battery.

I've been beta'ing for years and ios11 is the first beta to make me want to go back yo previous iOS. I'm worried about iOS 11 on my new iPhone for the first time ever owning an iPhone.
Rating: 5 Votes
26 months ago
Beta 7 has been, to date, the best for battery life and stability.

I've referred a lot of bugs over to the feedback team and have been pleased to get several e-mails back about the issues and detailing fixes. There are still a few rough edges, but hopefully a few more will disappear in the latest release.
Rating: 5 Votes

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