How to Download iOS 11 Beta on Your iPhone without Developer Account?

Apple has announced its new iOS 11 Beta at the WWDC 2017. Like the other OS of Apple, they are going to release its iOS 11 version as Beta for its developers for testing purpose before the final release. Although Apple can’t commit the exact time to launch the official version of this iOS. Apple has also released the supported devices for this release. It will support on -

  1. iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus iPhone SE, 5s
  2. iPad Pro 12.9-inch (first and second gen), Pro 10.5-inch, Pro 9.7-inch, Air 2, Air, iPad (2017)
  3. iPad mini 4, mini 3, mini 2
  4. iPod Touch 6th gen

This time Apple has launched a bunch of new features for its users like Dock mode, Airplay 2, one hand typing, advanced and improved SIRI etc. So, some of the techs savvy around the world are restless to try the new features and experience this new iOS 11 Beta hands on. This is worth mentioning here that this version is available with lots of iOS 11 beta bugs. So, before installing, this is recommended to have a look at the iOS 11 beta bugs discovered till now.

Now, let’s have a look how to begin the installation of this iOS 11 Beta without a developer account. But before that let us look at some points to remember.

Part 1: Before we download and install iOS 11 beta

Before installing this new OS, this is recommended to have a look at the points to look before you proceed and prepare your iPhone for iOS 11 beta.

A. Firstly, research and understand the iOS 11 beta version features and its limitations.

B. As it’s not an official release, please read about iOS 11 bugs and glitches before proceed.

C. Keep your login information and any passcode used handy as you need those when booting up the device after installing new OS.

D. Take a whole backup of your iPhone with iTunes. Alternatively, you can use the dr.fone toolkit - iOS Data Backup & Restore for a hassle free and one click transfer of all your internal files.

E. Get know about the downgrade process of the iOS. It may require if in some stage you don’t like the changed or beta version of iOS.

F. Finally, read the instruction process thoroughly before you start so that it won’t hamper the process.

Now that we know what all points we need to remember and take care of, let us gear up to understand the process of installing iOS 11 Beta.

Part 2: How to install iOS 11 Beta?

Now, we are on the verge of installing the iOS 11 beta on your device. Before you start, this is to be remembered that the version is not official till now. So, you can experience bugs and instability issues. If you are a tech savvy and want to install the iOS 11 beta and experience the new features offered by Apple, then this article is for you.

Apple is offering the beta version of this OS to the developer account as of now. If you are a developer, you can easily get this iOS 11 Beta on your device for testing purpose. But if you are not a developer, and want to taste the latest release of Apple, you should follow some tricks. We made a step by step instruction exclusively for you to download and install on your device. SO, follow the step by step guide below.

Step 1. Open the Safari browser on your iOS device and click on This link. Please do not use any other browser or app to open this. You will be redirected to the following window.

ios beta install profile

Step 2. Now you should click on “Install” and follow the on-screen instruction to install it. Accept the “Terms and Conditions” from Apple and proceed with the installation.

tap on install

Step 3. In this step, you will be asked to restart your device. Tap on the on-screen option to restart your iOS device and continue the process.

restart iphone

Step 4. After restarting, go to the settings of your iOS device and you can now see software update available. Tapping on that, you can see the iOS 11 beta is downloading and installing.

iphone settings

Step 5. After the downloading completes, tap on “Install Now” to begin the installation of the iOS 11 beta.

install ios 11 beta now

Step 6. Be patience now. Your device will be restarted and update the iOS 11 beta automatically. After boots up, you can see that your device is running on iOS 11 beta.

ios 11 beta installed

So, following this process, you can download and install the iOS 11 beta on your iOS device. You don’t need to have a developer account to use this method. But this version of OS is still on development stage so you can expect bugs and stability issues.

Alternative way to get iOS 11 Beta for a non-developer

There is an alternative way also to get this OS on your device. But it’s not as simple as the instruction introduced above. First of all, you need to sign up for Public beta on this link from Apple. Then you have to check regularly if the Public Beta is available from Apple or not. Here, you should have to enroll your iOS device and follow the instructions accordingly. It’s expected that the public beta will be available at the end of June 2017. Whenever it’s ready, you just need to install from “Software Update” option under ‘General’ tab in Settings.

So, by following the above methods, you can easily install iOS 11 Beta on your compatible device and experience the new bunch of features before anyone else.

Now, let’s discuss the bugs and discovered using this OS.

Part 3: iOS 11 Beta bugs discovered so far

Before you proceed with the new release of iOS 11 Beta, this is very important to know about the iOS 11 beta bugs and stability issues discovered so far. As this OS is still in development stage, so, the bugs are there. Please go through this section carefully and decide yourself if you want to install iOS 11 Beta with this bugs or not.

We tried to list all the iOS 11 beta bugs so far discovered in a list as follows.

  1. The auto brightness sensor is not working with iOS 11 Beta version
  2. The “Clear all” option is missing in Notification Center.
  3. Another iOS 11 Beta bug is that the messages app misses the Sharing function.
  4. The functionality of Ad-blocker is not working when using the Safari.
  5. Music widget available on the lock screen but it fails to update automatically.
  6. Using the faceTime camera in the camera app is not working.
  7. The 3D touch function is not working properly in app switch option.
  8. Message to cloud service is taking a long to use properly.
  9. iCloud data restore is not working properly.
  10. At the control center, the ‘Bluetooth” option is not showing proper on or off mode.
  11. Sadly, the feedback app which is used to report any bug is not working.
  12. Some of the iPhone SE users reported that while on call, using the phone app freezes the device completely.

So, before you proceed to install, you must consider these iOS beta 11 bugs. The OS is in its development stage and will overcome all the bugs before official release. So now it’s up to you if you wait till Apple release its official version with all the bug fixes or you want to taste the new surprises from Apple in spite of all the bugs and issue.  

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