Apple today seeded a second beta of iOS 11 to its registered developers and members of the Apple Developer Program. To download and install the update, use the Software Update mechanism on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, which must be running the previous beta and have an appropriate configuration profile installed (you can download it through Dev Center).

This second beta doesn’t seem to come with new features, but rather looks like it is focusing on the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.

The first developer-only beta of iOS 11 brought out a bunch of new features and platform technologies, including a major revamp for App Store, advanced multitasking features on iPad, drag and drop, a new Files app, AirPlay 2 with multi-room audio, new Siri capabilities and more.

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iOS 11 also packs in many visual refinements across the system designed to make Apple’s mobile operating system look prettier than ever. Some of the visual tweaks include bolder headlines across stock apps, a redesigned app drawer in Messages and much, much more.

If you spot new user-facing features, changes or important refinements in iOS 11 beta 2, be sure to ping us on Twitter or shoot us an email via (attach any screenshots, if necessary) and we’ll update the article with any relevant new information.

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Is this legit this time?!

  • Sailor_V90

    I’ll wait until beta 3 before giving it a proper go, that way a better deal of the glitches are worked out.

    • Jay

      Yea I decided to wait until the public beta

    • Jack Wong

      Why not beta 4, sure it is better than 3, oh no, wait until 5, because I am sure that is better than 4 and 3… seriously… -.-

      • Sailor_V90

        Being a troll isn’t cute.
        Grow up.

      • Jack Wong

        We should be talking about the firmware instead.

        Just wait for beta 5.

  • Wilber Alexander Flores

    You can now search your purchased apps. But crashes as you type more than 2 letters. Also if you listen to Spotify the album art now shows on the lock screen. The now playing widget now let’s u choose which device to connect to for airplay or Bluetooth. I also had the font size at the very lowest prior to beta 2 but now it seems that even the lowest is now the regular/standard size they went back to normal as they’re no longer small(er) (depends on app from what I’m seeing). Animations seem smoother but still lag a bit. YouTube search icon now appears inside the app consistent as before I’d have no way to search for videos in YouTube it would just appear when it would want to. Also opening items in other apps not takes you to the next app and actually transfers the data. Before when I would use nzb and open video files downloaded in infuse it would just hang and not do anything, now it send the file to infuse and plays.

    • Siri Tim Cook Holness

      Dnd while driving is also enabled

  • Danny Shepherd

    Do not disturb car mode is now switched on

    • Danny Shepherd

      UI improvements in CC

  • Scotow

    I have the news app now (never had it bofore in France).

    • Cool, j’espere que ca arrive en France et que le Monde et Libé vont participer.

      • Mh, nope moi je ne l’ai pas. Peut-être parce que mon iPhone est en anglais !

  • RobDigital413

    Any volunteers to try shut down in settings app? Lol

    • I did on beta 1 and it worked as expected

      • RobDigital413

        I heard on beta 1 it bricked or bootlooped so I passed won’t use it til iOS 11 GM

  • Anibal Schumacher

    Beta 1 ran smoother for me


    How do I install Watch OS 4? Im not a UDID developer but I have de beta profile installed in my iPhone. both for iPhone and Apple Watch. But the update for Apple Watch OS 4 does not appear

  • If you have a folder in the dock, it was the color of the top of the wallpaper. Now it properly has the color of the bottom of the wallpaper, which in this case is tan.

  • Anthony

    This beta definitely seems to be buggier than the first one. Anyone else having issues force closing apps?

    • erkage

      yeah…very annoying. this won’t be the public beta i think

      • Anthony

        Annoying…yes. But it is a beta. Isssues are to be expected. Don’t recall a beta taking this much of a step backwards though in usability. I’ve seen betas from one to the next take a step back in overall performance-things like battery life and smoothness of ui-but not like this where it just feels so much more “glitchy”.

  • Ayan Mukherjee

    I can’t downgrade for some reason. It just gets stuck on the Plug Into iTunes screen. The only way to get the phone working is to restore back to iOS 11. Anyone figure this out yet or am I the only one with this issue?

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      There are more people facing this issue

    • Download iOS 11 Beta 1 ipsw for your device and iOS 10.3.2 ipsw.
      -DFU Boot while plugged into itunes and hold option on mac or shift on pc and click restore.
      -Select the iOS 11 Beta 1 ipsw that you downloaded and let it restore
      -Set-up phone as new and skip through as much of set-up as possible
      -DFU boot again while plugged into itunes and this time hold option on mac or shift on pc and click restore
      -Select iOS 10.3.2 ipsw that you downloaded and let it restore.

      This should get you back on 10.3.2

  • Martynet

    I’m still resisting 🙂 Waiting for beta 3 or 4.

    • Greg Warren

      No need; this one runs far better than beta 1. You’re safe to put it on your daily driver.

      • Martynet

        Is it safe to put it on new iPad Pro? I need to know that the Procreate App is working 100% 🙂

      • No, there is a problem with downgrading. You have to drop to beta 1 to get back to iOS 10 and a lot of users are still getting errors. Avoid for now.

  • Siri Tim Cook Holness

    Do not disturb while driving is enabled in this build

  • On iPad:
    Bolder font on calendar app icon
    Fixed brightness Control Center bar on long press (now appears next to the slider and you can see the night shift button)

  • Rowan09

    Facebook videos doesn’t play after upgrading

  • Jan te Pas

    Bug in pdf view? Has anyone noticed when you open in Safari a site. Click on the ‘show reader view’ and than open this view in iBooks. The exported PDF doesn’t contain readable text. On the iPhone and on the iPad, both the same.