Apple's recently unveiled iOS 11, slated to launch this fall with the debut of the new iPhone, introduces a slew of new features including an overhauled, customizable Control Center, an improved Siri, the ability to send money to friends via Messages and more. While the new iOS is still several months away, it is currently available for developers and a public beta version will be available within a few weeks for anyone who can't wait to test drive the new features.
Beta Software Program
If you have joined the Apple Beta Software Program and are running beta versions of iOS, you may have noticed that Apple doesn't always push the official release once it is available. For instance, iOS 10.2 is available now, but your iPhone may be still be running the Public Beta 7 version and not alerting you that the final version is available. If this is the case, you can easily remedy this via iTunes. Here's how:
When you join Apple's Beta Software Program, you install a software profile that is used to push beta software updates to your iPhone. Uninstalling it will stop you from receiving beta updates. To remove it, head to Settings -> General -> Profile, tap on the profile, then tap Delete Profile.
While many of us install iOS public betas just to use all of the new features before the official launch, Apple's Beta Program is intended to help them discover and fix issues with the new operating system. Putting it in the public's hands is a powerful tool to help identify issues. If you have installed the public beta (if you haven't here's how) and are noticing bugs that should be reported, or just want to make suggestions, there is a Feedback app that will allow you to do so. Here's how to use it:
The first iOS 10 public beta has arrived. Anyone enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program can now download and install the latest and greatest version of iOS to test out on their devices. The release comes hot on the heels of iOS 10 beta 2, which was recently seeded to developers. Alongside iOS 10, Apple has launched the public beta of macOS Sierra.