Reasons Not to Install iOS 11 Beta & 5 Reasons You Should

Apple barely scratched the surface of iOS 11 during its WWDC keynote, focusing only on some of the major software features coming to iPhone and iPad this fall.

The functionality was first spotted on an iPhone 6S Plus running iOS 11 Beta 1 and is reportedly available as part of the newly announced file-management app, Files. Now, developer preview testers are highlighting new features that they have stumbled upon while using unstable iOS 11.

Unveiled Monday at WWDC, iOS 11 will be the "biggest software release ever" for iPad users, Apple said.

It looks like iOS 11 will be a great upgrade for iPhone and iPad users, but not everyone will be able to join the party. Using the cameras, processors and motion sensors built into iOS devices, "ARKit allows developers to tap into the latest computer vision technologies to build detailed and compelling virtual content on top of real-world scenes for interactive gaming, immersive shopping experiences, industrial design and more".

The demo shows a watered-down version of the functionality, however; instead of being able to drag files directly between apps and open folders automatically by hovering over them, aka "spring loading, Troughton-Smith was only able to select multiple files and drag them from screen to screen".

However, there's also another bonus of making the colours negative - it will use much less power and therefore save battery on any device with an OLED display.

The option may be useful to business users by saving the time it would take to manually go through and delete apps to increase storage, which can be a pain, especially if you need to download something for work quickly and do not have the space.

Siri is getting smarter and it wants you to stay safe.

Users can also enable an auto-text response that they are driving or choose specific contacts who can break through the feature in the case of an important message.

iOS 11 features AirPlay 2.

iOS 11 lets you customise your control centre such that you can change the settings based on your needs.

The iOS 11 beta and its features are tempting but many of you are better off keeping your iPhone or iPad on an official version of iOS.

  • Arturo Norris