Apple releases the fifth beta of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra for developers — 2022

Just two weeks after submitting the fourths beta of iOS 11 and the corresponding one of macOS High Sierra, Apple launch the fifth betas of these operating systems.

Since both systems were presented at WWDC 2017, the first betas were available. On July 24, the fourth beta was presented and today we know the fifth that, we suppose, will come with notable improvements and novelties. These novelties will be added to this post and in another post where they will all be summarized. Although we are already going through a somewhat high beta, and the visual novelties are less.

iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra continue to improve beta after beta

We are getting more and more comfortable using these betas on our devices. I myself was complaining about macOS High Sierra beta 3 , but since the fourth beta, the improvements were very noticeable.

The App Store will be renewed in iOS 11

We are in a beta, and As is logical, we do not expect to find great stability, although beta after beta we are already noticing the stability of iOS 11.

In any case, we can enjoy almost all the new functions that it brings with respect to iOS 10, such as the renewed control center, the use of the new files application, the new do not disturb while driving mode... In short a extensive list of news that we can enjoy without having to wait for the official launch in the fall.

What news brings iOS 11

The novelties that I have been able to appreciate in this beta are the following:

  • Now when you swipe a notification to the right, it will open automatically, without having to press Open.
  • In terms of icons, we see two slight changes. One in the adjustment, where it has a darker color, and the other change is in the camera icon that has eliminated the lines it had.
  • Messages in iCloud settings are gone, will it return in future betas?
  • When it comes to accessing portrait mode, we will have a tutorial on how to use it. We will also see a tutorial if we access the iPad for the first time where the multitasking function is explained to us.
  • Now it will be easier to change the speakers for which we want to listen to our music in the control center, in the music player.
  • If we enter Health, now we can choose if we want to Improve Health and Activity, that is, send data to Apple so they can work with them.
  • Also in Health I see a redesign of the graphics that is very curious.

In my opinion, it is a beta that complies, although I have detected some small bugs and performance drops that I did not find in beta 4. But as I say, in general, the beta works quite well. On the subject of battery, it is still not fair for me to pronounce myself because I have not given it the margin of 24 hours that it deserves to be able to analyze it. Soon you will have my experience.

macOS High Sierra does not bring any news to highlight, I only appreciate better performance, and on the subject of battery I cannot comment because I have been with the beta for half an hour.

How to install the betas

From Apple 5×1 we always like to remember that these betas are for developers and we prefer not to recommend its download However, if you are determined to do so, you can follow the steps that we indicate in is fasting.

If you want to downgrade from iOS 11 to iOS 10 and you have some kind of problem, you must follow the steps that we told you in this post. If you have any problem when doing this downgrade, We recommend you read this post.

If you are brave and want to install one of these betas, do not forget to make a backup before.

Also remember the list of compatible devices with the new operating systems:

-iOS 11: iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro 9.7″, iPad Pro 10.5″, iPad Pro 12.9″ 1st generation, iPad Pro 12.9″ 2nd generation, iPod Touch 6th generation.

-macOS High Sierra: iMac (Late 2009 and later), MacBook Air (2010 and later), MacBook (Late 2009 and later), Mac mini (2010 and later), Mac Pro (2010 and later), MacBook Pro (2010 and later).

If you are interested in learning about improvements and new features introduced in this fifth beta, We recommend that you keep an eye on our website.