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What to do before update to iOS 11 Beta?

What to do before update to iOS 11 Beta?
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How to prepare for the iOS 11 beta download? In this post, there are 7 things you should know before updating to iOS 11 beta.

As Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5, 2017, Apple’s doing with macOS, its hardware, and especially iOS 11. The update of iOS 11 will take the best and most advanced operating system to the users, and it will bring subtle design changes to interface elements throughout the operating system, then you will see the text is bolder, apps like Calculator and the Lock screen and control center is entirely redesigned etc.

See more details on: What new features does iOS 11 have?



Besides, iOS 11 will run on all devices that have an A7 chip or better, including the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, the iPad Air and later, all iPad Pro models, and the sixth-generation iPod touch.



However, Apple may make iOS versions available for beta testing a few months before the final release. So if you want to experience the new features of iOS 11, you can just get its beta version to have a try. But before you download the iOS 11 beta version, there are a lot of things you have to do, follow the below matters need attention.

Try: iOS 11 Beta Download


Part 1. Have an Apple Developer Account
Part 2. Backup Your iPhone/iPad Data
Part 3. Keep a stable firmware version of iOS 10.3
Part 4. Make sure that there is enough space on your device
Part 5. Unpair other devices
Part 6. Update iTunes to the latest version
Part 7. Make sure that your device is fully charged


Part 1. Have an Apple Developer Account

If you want to access iOS 11 Beta, you'd better create an Account at its developer portal, but if you already have an account then you may need to make sure it is running or check if you need to renew it or not. However, if you don't want to pay $99 a year to enroll in the Apple Developer Program, here you may try to use this way on How to Download and Install iOS 11 Beta on iPhone and iPad without a developer account.



Part 2. Backup Your iPhone/iPad Data

It is risky to update your system to iOS 11, because it may cause some data loss if you didn't deal it well. Therefore, when you decide to update the iOS 11 beta, the first thing you should do it to backup iPhone before the upgrade.

For example:

iOS Data Recovery Toolkit - iOS Data Backup & Restore is a good tool for you to selectively backup iPhone data without iTunes.


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Key features:
Selectively backup your iPhone in 3 minutes!
One-click to backup and export the whole iOS device to your computer.
Selectively export readable data on your computer.
Support both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices.
Compatible with all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Step 1. Run the program and choose "iOS Data Backup & Restore".



Step 2. Connect your iPhone to your computer and it will soon be detected. Then you can choose the specific items which you want to backup. In the case of doing a backup before an iOS update, you should "Select all" to back up everything. And then simply click "Backup" to begin the process.



Waiting for the backing up process:



Video about how to backup iPhone before the upgrade:



In addition, you can also use the normal way to backup your iPhone data with iTunes or iCloud. Just refer to the detailed tutorial on How to Backup iPhone/iPad Data easily.


Part 3. Keep a stable firmware version of iOS 10.3

Before the iOS 11 beta release date, in order to avoid such a complication that you don't like the interface of iOS 11 or other reasons, keep the firmware of iOS 10.3, so that you can downgrade the update with iTunes.



Part 4. Make sure that there is enough space on your device

It might crash if you don't have enough space during the iOS 11 Beta download.

Go to Settings > Usage to see how much free storage it has. And if it doesn’t have enough space, then clear data from its storage (delete photos, music, videos, or apps) before you download the beta version of iOS 11. Or see more about How to free up space on iPhone?



Part 5. Unpair other devices

This is to make sure that your paired devices (like Apple Watch) will run seamlessly, you need to unpair it before the iOS 11 Beta download. After installing the OS on your device, you can pair your Apple Watch to it again.

Just go to the “Watch” app on your phone and go to the “My Watch” tab, then tap on the “i” (information) button and choose to “Unpair Apple Watch”. And make sure that you do this before the iOS 11 Beta release date.



Part 6. Update iTunes to the latest version

Simply check your iTunes by click "Check for Updates" option to update it to its latest version. (Because the iOS 11 Beta might not work with an older version of iTunes.)



Part 7. Make sure that your device is fully charged

As it’s the Beta version, it might consume more power than a stable version. so before you commence the iOS 11 Beta download, you may keep your devices is fully charged.



That’s all, to avoid some complications, just remember the above matters before you decide to update to the iOS 11 beta. Besides, see also iOS 11 issues on Top iOS 11 Update Problems and Solutions.