Apple releases iOS 11 beta 2 to developers

Following up on last week’s release of the first iOS 11 developer beta, Apple has begun rolling out the second beta. iOS 11 is jam-packed with a ton of features, enough to be packed into our 100+ new features videos.

Developers looking to update to the latest update can do so through their iOS settings or by downloading the beta through Apple’s Developer Center.

We’ll be digging into iOS 11 beta 2 throughout the day, but be sure to catch up on everything we’ve seen thus far with the previous posts below:

  • How to move multiple iPhone Home screen apps icons on iOS 11 using drag and drop [Video]
  • Top 10 QR codes supported by iOS 11
  • Podcasts in iOS 11: Interface updates, support for seasons & cleaner titles, Podcast Analytics, more
  • Health in iOS 11 & watchOS 4: Diabetes management, insulin delivery, CoreBluetooth, new Workout data & more
  • New for Accessibility: ‘Smart Invert Colors’ in iOS 11, macOS onscreen keyboard, text & photo detection for VoiceOver & more
  • iOS 11’s new ‘Smart Invert Colors’ is the closest thing to Dark Mode yet
  • iOS 11 lets you scan a router’s QR code to quickly join a network
  • iOS 11’s new HEIF/HEVC camera formats will save you 50% on storage
  • How to enable screen recording on iOS 11 without a computer
  • App Store now requires developers to use official API to request app ratings, disallows custom prompts
  • iOS 11 allows you to delete rarely-used apps but retain their settings and data
  • Apple opening up (some) access to the iPhone’s NFC chip in iOS 11
  • Easily share your WiFi with friends on iOS 11, automatically sends passwords to nearby devices
  • iOS 11 allows you to play FLAC files, albeit in a clunky way
  • 32-bit apps will not launch on iOS 11
  • iOS 11 brings Next/Previous Track controls to individual AirPods

Apple has announced that a public beta preview of iOS 11 will be out later this month through If you’re thinking about installing the beta on your personal device, you’ll want to read this first…

If you find anything new in iOS 11 beta 2 that we have yet to discover, let us know in the comments below!

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