How to Get iOS 11 Beta Update and Which Devices Are Compatible?


The beta update for Apple’s upcoming iOS 11 for iPad and iPhone has been released by the company and it features a lot of cool new tweaks to Apple’s operating system.

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The beta release is aimed at fixing any bugs found by the users and fix them before the stable build is released in Fall this year. So, if you like getting your hands on new software features and be one of the first one to try them out, this one is for you.

Although the new update under Apple Beta Software Programme is more stable than the developer’s preview which was released alongside the unveiling of iOS 11 at WWDC 2017, if you intend to check it out first-hand, there are a few things you should know.

Since this isn’t a stable update, it’s recommended that you backup all your data since there can be an unimaginable number of bugs and crashes, and you don’t want to be losing your data due to them. You can even end up bricking your phone.

So, it’s also not advisable to update your primary iPhone or iPad with the latest iOS 11 beta release. If you have a spare iPhone or iPad, then you can choose to update and check out the new features.

Anyone who has an Apple ID can join the Apple Beta Software Programme here. If you don’t have one, you can create one first.

Devices Compatible With iOS 11

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd Gen)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st Gen)
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad (5th Gen)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPod Touch (6th Gen)

While almost all the features in the new iOS 11 beta update are accessible via any of these devices, some features like Keyboard flick and Apple Pay Cash won’t work on all the devices.

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