Earlier today, Apple held the WWDC event to announce a brand new iPad Pro model with a 10.5-inch display and a refreshed iPad Pro 12.9-inch model. In addition to these new devices, the company unveiled iOS 11 and talked about its new iPad-exclusive features that users can expect to find. These new features include the following:
- All-New Files App – Files app lets users look at their files in an organized way.
- Apple Pencil – The new software update makes the Apple Pencil more versatile and powerful to use on the iPad Pro.
- Augmented Reality – This new feature is also available on iPhones.
- Dock – iOS 11 comes with a macOS-style Dock that makes the device more efficient for those who use it for work. Through this Dock, users can easily switch between apps.
- Drag and Drop – Drag and Drop is a new feature available on iOS 11, which allows the user to move photos, files, and text from one app to the other.
- QuickType Keyboard – Special characters and numbers are now found on the same keyboard as the letters so it’s no longer necessary to switch back and forth.
- Scan and Sign – iOS 11 also includes a new Document Scanner in Notes, which automatically scans a document, crops its edges, and removes glares or tilts. The user can then easily fill in the blanks or sign the document using the Apple Pencil.
If you’re excited to experience these new features on your device, you can clean install iOS 11 Beta on your iOS device before its official launch. Here’s how you can clean install iOS 11 Beta on your device:
*Before proceeding, remember to register the UDID of your device with Apple.
- Connect your iOS device to your Mac. Make sure you have iTunes and Xcode installed on your computer.
- Visit Apple Developer Program’s website and sign in on the Account tab on top. Once you have signed in successfully, visit this website: developer.apple.com/download/
- Pick out the iOS 11 Beta restore image meant for the device you are using before downloading it. Make sure you choose the right one otherwise the installation will not be successful.
- After downloading, open iTunes and pick your iOS device on the top left hand corner.
- Choose ‘Restore iPhone’ button while you are holding down the Option key on the left.
- Choose the firmware file you downloaded earlier so iTunes can restore your device properly.
Allow the process to run its course for a few minutes. When it’s done, your device will restart and be ready for you to configure the way you prefer.
Of course, you have to remember that this is still the Beta version of the update available for developers. There may be some security risks that you have to consider so if you’re unsure about installing iOS 11 on your device, you can wait until the update is officially released to the public in September.