Apple Releases iOS 11 Public Beta 2, MacOS & tvOS Betas

If you’re one of the brave souls testing out the iOS 11 beta software on your iPhone or iPad, you can now upgrade to the second beta update. Certain aspects of iOS 11 should improve with this update (fingers-crossed Apple fixed bad battery life), and we’re sure to see some new features as well. Also, if you’ve been waiting to test out other operating systems, today is your lucky day. Apple also made MacOS and tvOS betas available for public download.

Related: iOS 11 on iPad Preview: Files App, Multitasking, Drag & Drop, and Dock

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iOS 11 Beta 2 & How to Upgrade

If you’re on iOS 11 beta, you’ll definitely want to upgrade to iOS 11 beta 2. If you’ve been waiting to get the beta, now might be a good time. Apple is usually able to work out the more frustrating bugs right away, but we may also run into some new bugs. Such is the life of a beta tester.

Need info on how to get iOS 11 beta? We’ve got a great how-to with pros and cons for upgrading early.

Wondering how difficult it will be to go back to public software once the official iOS 11 comes out? Here. Read this. It’s a lot easier than you might think (and a lot easier than it has been in previous years).

Ready to upgrade to iOS 11 beta 2?

  • Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Select General.
  • Tap Software Update.
  • From there, you can Install & Download the latest beta software.

If you’re an early adopter, let us know how iOS 11 beta 2 is working for you! It’ll also serve to help others decide if they want to upgrade.

How to Sign Up for MacOS Beta or tvOS Beta

Looking to beta test MacOS High Sierra or tvOS 11? Visit this page, sign in, sign up for beta testing if you haven’t already, navigate to the tab with the OS you want to beta test. And follow Apple’s instructions.

  • For both Mac and Apple TV, you’ll need to first enroll your device.
  • Then on Apple TV, you’ll be able to update to the beta software in Settings pretty immediately.
  • For MacOS, you’ll need to navigate to the MacOS High Sierra beta page within the Mac App Store on your computer to download the beta.



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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or lifting weights. Her personal blog is currently under construction, but you can follow her on Instagram @connerleecarey.