iOS 11 beta 5 rolls out to developers

As Apple continues testing iOS 11 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch ahead of its scheduled fall release, the Cupertino technology giant today seeded a fifth beta of the upcoming software update to the registered developers and members of the Apple Developer Program.

A matching public beta will likely drop within the next 24 hours.

If you’re a developer whose device already runs a previous beta of iOS 11, you can upgrade to iOS 11 beta 5 (build number 15A5341f) over the air using the Software Update mechanism in the Settings app.

A configuration profile provided on Apple’s Dev Center must be installed on the device.

Here’s Andrew’s hands-on walkthrough of the changes in the previous beta.

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Originally released as a developer-only preview at WWDC in June, iOS 11 packs in a surprising number of new features, improvements, enhancements and user interface refinements.

Some of them include a customizable Control Center, a redesigned App Store, brand new multitasking features on iPad with the interactive Dock and drag and drop, a dedicated Files app, AirPlay 2 with multi-room audio, new Siri capabilities and more.

TUTORIAL: How to switch from iOS 11 beta to official iOS release

iOS 11 will release for public consumption this fall across supported iOS device models.

You can report your own findings of feature changes and new capabilities in iOS 11 beta 5 via or post them down in the comments section. Our upcoming article, along with Andrew’s hands-on video, will highlight all the changes in iOS 11 beta 5.