Apple unveiled iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra 10.13 at WWDC, and while the final versions will not be available until the fall, users who are enrolled in the developer beta testing program can download the first beta releases now.
The first beta builds give developers an early look at some of the new features announced for the upcoming system software versions for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.
MacOS 10.13 High Sierra beta 1, iOS 11 beta 1, watchOS 4 beta 1, and tvOS 11 beta 1 are all available right away to users enrolled in the eligible developer beta testing programs.
Downloading iOS 11 Beta 1, MacOS 10.13 Beta 1
For iPhone, iPad, and Mac users with developer beta profiles installed on their devices, they will be able to get the beta update for iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra right away through Settings app in iOS and App Store on the Mac.
Users can also get the developer beta profile here at developer.apple.com.
Always back up a device before installing beta software. The developer beta releases are notoriously buggy and are not recommended for anyone but advanced users to install onto secondary hardware.
Anyone can technically purchase a developer license to have access to developer software from Apple, though it is not recommended. Curious users are better off waiting until the public beta is available instead.
Where is iOS 11 Public Beta 1, and MacOS High Sierra 10.13 Public Beta 1?
Apple announced the iOS 11 public beta and macOS High Sierra public beta will debut to all interested users later in June. This means you will need a few weeks worth of patience before being able to install those beta updates on your compatible iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
Most users are better off avoiding beta releases entirely and instead waiting until the final version of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra are released in the fall.
If you were enrolled to receive beta updates but opted out for betas for iOS or opted out of betas for MacOS, you would need to opt-in again and download the beta profiles again from the Apple Developer Center.
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