Apple Releases First Beta of iOS 11 to Public Beta Testers

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Those who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program should be getting an over-the-air update for the iOS 11 beta after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device. New additions include a revamped control center, updated design elements, drag and drop, an iPad dock, Siri improvements, peer-to-peer Apple Pay, and a Do Not Disturb driving mode.

    iOS 11 brings subtle design changes to the operating system, including a new Lock screen experience and a customizable, redesigned Control Center. Siri is smarter, has a more natural voice, and can do more, Messages features person-to-person Apple Pay, Notes has searchable handwriting and document scanning, and Music now lets you share playlists with your friends. A new Files app improves file management on iOS devices, and for the iPad in particular, there's a new Dock, an App Switcher, and support for Drag and Drop, all of which vastly improves multitasking on the device.
     
  2. fadedlogic

    fadedlogic Limp Gawd

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    This is a particularly buggy Beta at the moment and would not recommend for your daily driver(which can be said of most Beta software). I would sit this iteration out.
     
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  3. mrwizardno2

    mrwizardno2 Limp Gawd

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    I've been using it since yesterday - definitely a bit buggy! Not really all that much that feels new on iPhone, but on iPad.... wow! This is definitely how it should have worked all along.
     
  4. grtitan

    grtitan Telemetry is Spying on ME!

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    Does it exposes the devices filesystem if you connect it to a pc?

    Meaning, does it shows as a drive?
     
  5. Stimpy88

    Stimpy88 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Are you serious?
     
  6. mrwizardno2

    mrwizardno2 Limp Gawd

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    Not fully, but partially - though I'm pretty sure it did this before?
     

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  7. CharonPDX

    CharonPDX Gawd

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    Installed it on my iPad Air (first-generation 64-bit iPad, oldest iPad supported by iOS 11.) I like the new iPad features, but it *DOES* have massive stuttering in various OS animations. I turned on "Reduce Motion" in the Accessibility settings, and it became perfectly smooth.
     
  8. grtitan

    grtitan Telemetry is Spying on ME!

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    Yes, that it did before.

    Bummer, apple needs to relax the damn restrictions.
     
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