iOS 11 beta is coming next week. In the upcoming Apple’s WWDC 2017 after the official unveiling we are soon expecting the iOS 11 beta to launch for the beta testers registered for the Apple’s developer’s Program. Of course the official roll out and release might be months after the beta product has been thoroughly tested to be bug free and stable but if you are of the type who wants to be the first to get the taste of new Apple products then whats nmore exciting then the whole new OS.
How to prepare your Apple devices for iOS 11 Beta?
So in order to make your iPhone, and iPads ready for the big change here are a few steps that you need to do. After that you can sign up for the beta testing program and then wait to be informed of its release. Detailed regarding the process are below.
Free ample amount of space
As you all know whenever software is updated space is required. So free up a good amount of space in order to have the iOS 11 beta install seamlessly. You do not need much free space though little would be enough. However if you are planning to get it installed over the air then you need a lot of space in fact around 3 GBs on your devices. This much space requires a lot of planning to get to. So start planning now and free up enough to get the update first.
Beware you are going into beta version, it is best you backup everything and everything means everything. When in the beta mode remember the system is not that stable and might crash. Also all the bugs are not fixed so it is better to be prepared then to be in trouble later.
Sign up for the Apple’s developers program
The update will officially available to the members of Apple’s developers program. It is better to sign up for it beforehand. In fact why not now. Go to the link
and sign up for an account. If you already have an account make sure that you renew your membership. It is good that you have everything properly lined up way beforehand so that you do not have to face the issues at the time when the beta software is up for download. At that time the load on the site will be very high so take all the steps that can be taken in advance, in advance.
Get the option to downgrade too
Sometimes people regret making the upgrade and want to go back to their original software the moment the new one is installed. Although this can be a random irrational wish but in some cases the beta version is full of bugs and going for a downgrade becomes a necessity instead of a silly wish so make sure you have that option right from the beginning. In order to get that option download the firmware iOS 10.3.2. so if you are not happy with the iOS 11 beta jump back to the older version till the official bug free version is released.
However because of all this OS jump overs, it is good that you have your backup of data.
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Some important cautions
If your device is what you use for work and there is important software on it that you require for your work all the time, it is best that you do not opt for beta testing on that device. If you are not good with handling system crashes or data loss, again avoid beta testing.
So after taking all the above steps, wait patiently until you get a notification from Apple team to get the iOS 11 beta. And as the WWDC 2017 is just a few days away you are soon to get that email. It might also be a good idea to know about the upcoming features and characteristics of the upcoming iOS 11 before installing it on your device so you know what you are going to get instead of finding it out after you have already installed it on your device.
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