Without missing nay Monday, Apple has released yet another beta update for the next major iOS version; the iOS 11. Today, Apple has released iOS 11 beta 8 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to the registered iOS developers. Alongside the 8th beta of iOS 11, Apple has also released new beta versions for watchOS 4, macOS 10.13, and tvOS 11 to registered developers.
Update: iOS 11.0.2 firmware is available now.
Just like the previous beta releases the iOS 11 beta 8 comes one week after the availability of beta 7. It’s worth noting that now we are about two weeks away from Apple’s mega media event where the company is all set to unveil its latest iPhone hardware. So, it is safe to assume that Apple is gearing up to push the final release of iOS in coming weeks.
iOS 11 falls under an evolutionary update where company’s main focus lies towards iPad lineup. The software update is meant to improve iPad productivity. Some of the prominent new features of iOS 11 include a unified Notification Center and the Lock screen, revamped Control Center, and the stock apps have seen some minor and major changes across the board. iOS 11 is all about big and bold that reduces information overload and it is strikingly visible across the app store.
The release notes of iOS 11 beta 8 read that the beta update is meant to bring bug fixes and performance enhancements. The previous beta release enabled the Do No Disturb While Driving feature on compatible devices. Some other new additions included new sync system for Reading List and Safari bookmarks, fix for the Bluetooth button in Control Center, data detectors for 3D Touch.
An iOS develop can easily install iOS 11 beta by installing a profile and then check an OTA update under Settings > General > Software Update. If you don’t have an Apple Developer account and do not want to enroll in the public beta testing program, you can still install iOS 11 beta and test it on your devices. For that, please check our guide to install iOS 11 beta without a developer account.