Apple's iOS 11 public beta is now available

Apple's iOS 11 public beta is now available

It is now available to download for everyone. You can even share the screenshot and never save it in your camera roll, meaning you won't be flicking past useless screenshots you've taken when you're trying to find a photo. But remember, it is still a beta.

This news comes the same day the first public builds of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra were released. The Cupertino, Calif. -based tech giant released the update Monday, allowing the general public to test the software before its official debut later this year.

The official iOS 11 release date isn't until autumn, but Apple is giving its newest operating system version a thorough test nearly three months in advance.

But remember, you shouldn't install an iOS beta on your primary iPhone or iPad. While the final release is set for this fall, the Public Beta is available now. Be sure to back up your Mac using Time Machine and your iOS device with iTunes before installing beta software.

More news: Steve Bannon Fat-Shames Sean Spicer

While you're waiting for it to download and install, you can check out our iOS 11 FAQ with all the information we know so far.

Download the iOS Beta Configuration Profile (follow the on-screen steps: tap the iOS tab, then tap Download Profile, and tap Install). You also have to agree to the terms and enroll your iOS device. However, some may want to wait until the final version is released, just in case there are any problems.

The most important thing you should do before taking iOS 11 for a ride is back up. The former shows the files you've opened most recently, while the latter lets you peruse files kept in apps like Google Drive, Box and Dropbox, as well as those stored on the iPad. It's a complete rethinking of the iPad user experience.

The Pencil gets more useful: Pull out an Apple stylus and touch it to the iPad's screen, and it'll automatically start writing a note. It also makes Siri sound better and work smarter, gives the App Store a major makeover, and brings other perks to Maps, Apple Pay, Photos, and more.

Related Articles

  • Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo hospitalised with liver cancer

    Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo hospitalised with liver cancer

    Mo refused to comment on whether Liu would eventually be allowed to leave China to seek cancer treatment overseas. He also called for the Nobel Committee and the global community to speak up "forcefully" for Liu Xiaobo now.
    Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency

    Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency

    Mitchell also gives the Jazz a backcourt insurance policy in case George Hill doesn't return. "Tony is long. He averaged 6.2 points per game last season, but his shooting averages dipped to 36 and 32 percent.
    Trump says GOP thrives with Pelosi in power

    Trump says GOP thrives with Pelosi in power

    Many are calling for new leadership. "We as Democrats have to come to terms with the fact that we lost again", said Rep. Keep raising the concern that something needs to change within the ranks of the party's leadership.
  • Steve Scalise Moves Out Of Intensive Care Unit

    Scalise was the most seriously injured of the four people Hodgkinson shot last Wednesday morning. He was able to attend the annual congressional baseball game on Thursday, albeit on crutches.
    Yuvraj, Dhoni mentoring Indian team, says batting coach Bangar

    Yuvraj, Dhoni mentoring Indian team, says batting coach Bangar

    Similarly, second-rung spin options could have been played, with Ravinchadran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja rested altogether. Few in the global game have ever worked as hard as Kohli does, and his influence has spread within the group.
    London tower : 650 homes evacuated over fire safety fears

    London tower : 650 homes evacuated over fire safety fears

    The safety checks follow concerns in the wake of the west London blaze on June 14, in which at least 79 people lost their lives. Combustible cladding used to insulate the tower and improve its appearance has been blamed for the rapid spread of the blaze.
  • Pak-Afghanistan agree on China-led mechanisms for crisis management

    Pak-Afghanistan agree on China-led mechanisms for crisis management

    Wang visited Islamabad and Kabul on June 24 and 25. The Chinese side would support this mechanism. China's foreign minister says Beijing wil.
    Qatar seen rejecting list of 13 severe demands to end Gulf crisis

    Qatar seen rejecting list of 13 severe demands to end Gulf crisis

    The countries delivered a list of demands to end the embargo Thursday and gave Qatar 10 days to comply with the ultimatum. The affair has also drawn in the United States, whose Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for Gulf unity.
    Governor appeals for voluntary blood donation

    Governor appeals for voluntary blood donation

    A majority of us have been believing stories about the effects and results of blood donation, that science completely discredits. Legislated by the Government of Canada in 2008, National Blood Donor Week recognizes and celebrates donors for giving life.
  • Sheriff: Man killed missing son, 5, after Disneyland trip

    Sheriff: Man killed missing son, 5, after Disneyland trip

    Andressian told police that he had taken prescription drugs that didn't belong to him earlier in the morning of April 22. Witnesses had last seen the boy two days prior when his father and two relatives took him to Disneyland.
    The song that begat 'Baby Driver,' a quasi-musical on wheels

    The song that begat 'Baby Driver,' a quasi-musical on wheels

    The right turn he made in what appeared to be a sleepy village cop movie with " Hot Fuzz " created cinematic whiplash. What would you tell people about Baby Driver? "That's when we did the stunt with the vehicle that drove up the wall".

    North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

    Through statements on KCNA , North Korea said it dealt with him according to its domestic laws and global standards. In a news conference before Warmbier's death, they said they could not speculate on the cause of his condition.