Apple’s Beta 2 for macOS High Sierra, iOS 11 And Others

December 17, 2017 by  Filed under: Computer 

OTA (over-the-air) software update mechanism is the easiest way to receive the beta 2 updates of the macOS High Sierra, watch OS 4, iOS 11, tvOS 11. Because in modern systems, this mechanism simply refers to software update spread over mobile broadband or Wi-Fi using a function present inside the operating system. Here, the update is performed by its ‘over-the –air’ feature which makes use of a wireless network instead of connecting the device to a computer.   

Apple has launched the second batch of beta versions of macOS 10.13 High Sierra, iOS 11, watchOS 4, iOS 11. This update is available for all the developers taking part in the beta testing programs. The news about this new software has been revealed by Apple during its WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) at the start of this month.

The developers can enroll an appropriate device as well as a number of other tools and platforms with a beta profile by downloading from the Apple Developer Center website.


The beta 2 versions for: 

  • MacOS High Sierra 10.13 developers are available in form of update at the Mac App Store Updates tab
  • iOS 11 developers is available in the Settings app of iOS and through the software update mechanism
  • Both watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 are available on their respective software update mechanisms.

We recommend you to back up your device every time prior to beta software system installing and even that the beta operating system don’t suits the regular users, as it is found unreliable and unsuitable disreputably.

Technically, though anyone (regardless having a developer account or UDID registration) can install the developer preview builds of iOS 11 beta yet recommended only if you are an official developer. As the early beta editions are planned especially and only for the developers. The developers can download the beta update just by opening the beta profile of the iOS device.

At present the beta system software is under development and the developers builds are planned only for software developers, not for public consumption. Hence, installing the iOS 11 beta version now results in collapsing, misbehaving, etc. of your iPhone or iPad.

Interested Non developers who want to run beta update to experience new features in iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13 have patience, as they can do this in the near end of the month when the Public Beta testing program available for these.    

Still want to install and run iOS 11 beta?

It will be problematic for the public beta users to install and run the present developer beta build.  So we recommend them to keep calm and relax till the release of iOS 11 public beta, which debuts in the end of this June. But if you still want to take the risk then we recommend you to always backup your iPhone or iPad prior to beta software system installing. 

Installed iOS 11 beta, but regretting?

If you are regretting on your fault, “Why I had installed the iOS 11 beta and what to do now?” Don’t worry, you can downgrade back to iOS 10 from this problematic iOS 11 beta by restoring the iPhone or iPad from a backup or as new.

As the saying “A little patience goes a long way”, the best thing is to wait for iOS 11 to be released at the end of this month to the general public.

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