TvOS 11 Beta 2 Now Available for Testing

iOS 11 beta 2 released at 4 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 21 and while there's not a ton of information yet as to what has changed, it's sure to further refine the many exciting new features introduces in iOS 11 beta 1.

The second beta of iOS 11 brings a very long list of bug fixes to deal with the issues that were unveiled in the first beta.

Apple has released a second round of betas for iOS 11, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11, addressing a number of issues in the initial developer previews released during WWDC. Judging by the blue color when using an emoji (and the fact that orange is an entirely random color) we could see this changed before iOS 11 arrives this fall. Henceforth, there are no new forward facing features part of the beta update.

Once the installation is over, you can restore content from the backup you took. Apple also fixed a bevy of first-party app bugs and a Control Center quirk that in some cases prohibited Bluetooth radio control. Also, iOS 11 will not allow app downloads over 100MB on a cellular connection once the user has acknowledged the warning prompt.

If you're fortunate enough to have a compatible device, it's now time to move on to the tutorial below. With such issues, it is advisable that you only do the upgrade on a device that you can afford to lose or experiment with. However, if you are already registered, please move on to the next step.

If you're interested in trying it out for yourself, registered developers can get their hands on the iOS 10.3.3 beta 4 via over the air (OTA) mechanism. If you are registered as an Apple developer you can download any device ISPW here:

To do that, have a Windows PC or Mac and the latest version of iTunes ready. There, you will find the following.

This is just about a week after iOS 10.3.3 Beta 3 was made available for both the public and the developers.

  • Carolyn Briggs