Apple releases iOS 11 beta 3 to developers

Apple has released iOS 11 developer beta 3 for developers on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 11 brings new features like drag-and-drop and a redesigned multitasking interface for iPad, a new customizable Control Center, and much more.

New in beta 3 is a swipe up gesture for iPad users to close apps, tweaked behavior to Cover Sheet Notification Center and more …

iOS 11 beta 3 is currently only available to registered developers for now. Apple typically holds new public beta versions for a few days for major updates.

Apple also recently released a special ‘Update 1’ to iOS 11 beta for some devices to resolve a DFU restore issue. Today’s release is available to all users, so it seems like the DFU update has been fixed.

Whilst iOS 11 beta 3 does not have any groundbreaking changes, there are a handful of enhancements and tweaks — along with the usual performance and stability improvements:

New in iOS 11 beta 3:


Apple today released iOS 11 beta 3 for developers alongside new builds of macOS High Sierra and tvOS. There was no new watchOS beta released today, perhaps that will follow later in the week.

We would expect to see public betas for iOS 11 seed 3 released later this week.

For a comprehensive look at everything new in iOS 11 so far, check out our hands-on video below:


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iOS 11

iOS 11 brings a host of new features and changes, including a new file system with the Files app, a redesigned Control Center, drag and drop, ARKit, Apple Pay in Messages, a redesigned App Store, improved Siri, and more.

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