How to download and install the update

How to download and install the update

For the iPhone as well, iOS 11 brings with it a slew of new features, UI tweaks and improvements and refinements which make it one of the most comprehensive iOS updates yet. iOS 11 also lays the ground work for the future and opens up possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps.

iOS 11 is the third version of iOS that's been made available as a public beta through Apple's official Beta Software Program, an easier way for non-developers to run the latest beta software for free.

Before installing any beta software, it is always a good idea to make a backup of the device in iTunes as well as importing any photos into Photos.

Since the OS is still in the public beta phase, we may encounter a couple of bugs which may actually hinder your overall smartphone experience.

Before going for the public beta, you need to know some crucial points.

The latest version of Apple's iOS platform, iOS 11, is now available to the public.

Apple Pay: Now Apple Pay users will be able to send and receive money to another number quickly and securely as the ability to send money has been integrated within the Messages app.

Furthermore, those who take the opportunity to get involved in the public testing of tvOS 11 can expect to find a platform that's has been adequately progressed beyond what is now available on Apple TV. The update also makes sure that Apple's TV platform plays nicely with its other software lineup: iOS and macOS.

For now an Apple device running iOS 11 tries to connect to your Wi-Fi network for the first time a display saying "Share Your Wi-Fi" will pop up.

As with any beta software release, it is recommended that users refrain from installing iOS 11 on daily use devices. Simply go into the Settings menu, tap General and then tap Profile.

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After spending a few days using the public beta, here's a look at the most useful features we've encountered so far.

On the Guide to Public Betas page, find the Get Started section and select Enroll your iOS device. Oddly, the money will be transferred to something called an 'Apple Pay Cash Card, ' and the firm didn't say if that can then be transferred to your own bank account.

The Cupertino firm are set to release iOS 11 later this year, and they typically release the mobile operating system in September alongside brand new iPhones.

Drag and Drop: Apple has also introduced the drag and drop functionality to the iPad which allows users to move just about anything to anywhere on the screen.

Apple is ending support of 32-bit apps in iOS 11 in favor of 64-bit ones.

That means you can test an early version of Apple's next major software release, which will launch this fall. You will be asked to enter your device passcode, and after this you can tap delete to remove the public beta.

The software uses Bluetooth or wifi to figure out how quickly you're moving and if you attempt to view your screen while in motion, you'll be greeted by a blank screen.

Developers were also treated to a live demo of Apple's new "ARKit", a tool that allows for the creation of AR apps using cameras and sensors built into current iPhone 7 models.

If you decide that you do want to get hold of the beta, head to beta.apple.com on the device that you want to sign up to it with.