iOS11 Public Beta 2 Released

Apple has seeded the second public beta for public testers that want to try out iOS 11.

Here are the main features, introduced in iOS10 that have been refined for iPhone in iOS11:

  • Swiping up on the Lock Screen now shows all your notifications. Easy.
  • Control Center is once again together on one screen, with tiles that you can 3D Touch to expand to view more information.
  • The iMessage app drawer has been redesigned to make it easier to use.
  • You can now use Apple Pay to pay other Apple Pay users, right from the Messages app.
  • YES! iMessage, Siri, and Photos data will now sync between all your devices using iCloud.
  • Siri speaks in a more natural voice, supports translation and gets a small visual update.
  • The App Store gets a big new redesign to make it look more like Apple Music. There are new tabs for Today, Apps and Games view.
  • When you take a screenshot, you’ll now get a  preview of it in the bottom-left corner. Tapping on it will enable you to mark up the screenshot before saving or sharing it.
  • The iCloud Drive app has been replaced with the Files app.
  • Do not Disturb While Driving feature automatically disables all notifications when you’re driving.

 

The iPad also gets some great updates:

  • A new Mac-like Dock lets you add more than 6 icons and also shows recent apps.
  • You are now able to grab an app from the Dock for SlideOver.
  • App Switcher now integrates the Dock, Control Center, Spaces, and apps.
  • You can finally drag and drop files, links, text, and images between two apps.
  • With Apple Pencil, you can now just start drawing anywhere inline in Notes and Mail app.
  • Tapping your Apple Pencil on the Lock screen will open the most recently used note in the Notes app.

 

Want to take part in the Public Beta? You can sign up here.

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