How to download iOS 11 Public beta and later downgrade back to iOS 10.3.2


The public beta of iOS 11 is now available for just about anyone with an iPhone or iPad to download and install Apple's latest piece of mobile software. Long story short, it's a great update for the iPhone, but a marvelous one for the iPad, turning the latter into the proper productivity-oriented tablet that it has hardly ever been. With that in mind, we wouldn't find it surprising that many an iPad user will be impatient to give the public beta a try. 

As usual, the first step is to make sure you have a compatible device. Here are the ones that are iOS 11-compliant:


But before you do anything...

Backup with iTunes before you do anything!


We can't stress enough how important and vital this step is. Without a backup, you can kiss all your apps and data goodbye and don't you even think of restoring your phone to a former stable state. Perish the thought that something goes haywire and you're left with an unusable device. iTunes backups are the greatest things since sliced bread, at least for iOS users and should be used and abused to one's heartfelt content! 

Installing iOS 11 public beta


Installing this one is pretty simple, straight-forward, and fool-proof. After you've made a backup, ou need to Head to Apple's beta software program page, sign in with your Apple ID, and then enroll your device. After you've met these steps, you have to visit this link on your device in order to download a beta profile. Install it and you will be prompted to download and install iOS 11 shortly after. Voila!

Downgrading from iOS 11 to iOS 10


Downgrading from iOS 11 to iOS 10 is so simple that it's actually embarrassing. All you need to do is plug in your phone into your computer, launch iTunes, and then hit the Restore Backup button. As easy as pie.


While you're at it, you might also want to unenroll your device from the Beta program, which will cease any beta software updates getting delivered to your device. To do this, head to Settings > General > Profiles, tap on the iOS Beta Software Profile, and delete it.

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10 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30974; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No thanks, I had to take my Air 2 in, and get it wiped when I did the iOS 9 public beta. Some glitch wouldn't allow me out of it. Never again.

2. Tipus

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Bugfest iOs11, no thanks

3. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Hey phonearena...do you recommend iOS 11 public beta as daily driver. How is your experience so far, build stability wise.

4. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Fairly stable, but battery life is not so great.

5. Aurelshaba3

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 27, 2017

I am downgrading my iPhone to iOS 10.3.2 but the installation bar never finishes

6. Flaviocdac

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 27, 2017

Hey buddy, I had the same problem. But, there's a solution. To fix that, you'll need to downgrade first to iOS11 beta 2 and only after that you can downgrade to iOS10.3.2. I hope this help you as helped me.

8. Aurelshaba3

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 27, 2017

where to find ios 11 beta 2

10. Flaviocdac

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 27, 2017

I can't post URL here, but you will find on "ipodhacks142". Then look for: "Download iOS 11.0 Beta 1 for Free (IPSW Direct Download Links & Over the Air Profile)".

7. Flaviocdac

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 27, 2017

P.S.: My English is a work in progress, so I'm sorry about it!

9. YoJerms77

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 25, 2017

I was one of the lucky ones to get to download IOS 11 early. It's beautiful but it is buggy as crap! I have a 7 plus and 256MB, so that isn't a problem. The problem is that first of all, text messaging freezes up all of the time, siri won't do anything half of the time with my texting, she will say she doesn't have an app to do that and tells me to download one, the task manager won't clear out items when you swipe them, it takes about five tries, siri can't find the correct contacts even if it spells out correctly when you say it, and the most frustrating of all is that it won't let me do a reset and erase iphone. it won't do anything at all on this screen. I'm going to take it to the apple store and make them restore it and then I'm not touching any updates until they're officially released and I hope and pray that they're working correctly then. This has been one major headache and ruined the first four hours of my Saturday.

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