Earlier this month, Apple announced iOS 11 for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch at WWDC 2017 developer conference. The update brings a host of improvements, bug fixes and new features to your iOS devices. Some of the new features include better Apple Maps navigation, redesigned Control Center, Augmented Reality (AR) support, iCloud sync for iMessages and smarter Siri among others.
Apple iOS 11 also brings native screen recording feature, dark mode, native GIF support, one-handed keyboard mode and much more. Like always, Apple has released the iOS 11 beta preview for the developers to help them build and optimize their apps before it is officially released to the users. For those who can’t wait for the official release of iOS 11, which is expected sometime in September, they can sign-up for a developer account by paying $99 (approximately Rs 6,500), and get an early access. Apple will also be releasing the public beta, but it is still sometime away. If you can’t wait that long and want to try out iOS 11 without paying for developer account, the below mentioned trick should help you with the same. ALSO READ: Apple brings in these top new features in the iPhone and iPad with the iOS 11 beta 2 build release
How to install iOS 11 beta 2 without a developer account
iOS 11 is compatible with iPhone 5S and above, iPad mini 2 and above, iPad Pro-series, iPad Air-series and iPod touch sixth generation. However, the beta profile is only compatible with iPhone and Apple Watch. If you have one of these devices, you can follow the below procedure and install the iOS 11 beta 2 using the developer profile. But before you go ahead with it, ensure that you take complete backup of your data. ALSO READ: iOS 11: Top 11 features that Apple didn’t tell you about
Step One: On your iPhone, open this link in Safari browser. It will ask you to choose your device – tap on iPhone.
Step Two: On the top right, you will see an option to install, tap on that. You will need to put a six-digit passcode, read the terms and conditions, and tap on install on top right. Once again, you will get a pop-up to install, which will be the final one.
Step Three: Once the installation is complete, tap on ‘done’ on the top right corner. You can verify the same by heading over to Settings -> General -> Profile.
Step Four: Now, restart your iPhone and head over to Settings -> General -> Software Update. It will show you that update is available, which is roughly about 2GB in size. Next, tap on download and install. Once the update is downloaded and installed, your iPhone will restart and boot to the new OS.
In case, you want to remove the profile and stop developer updates, head over to Settings -> General -> Profile and Delete Profile. If you found this tutorial helpful and were successfully able to update to iOS 11, do let us know about the experience in our comments section below.