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iOS 11 beta 7 is out: Here's what's new

iOS 11 beta 7 is out: Here's what's new

Android 8.0 Oreo is now officially-official, but Apple is not lagging much behind – while we still have some time before iOS 11 officially arrives, there's always room for a new beta version of that one to arrive. Guess what, iOS 11 beta 7 is now out, introducing a tiny slew of new features to the mix that are quite likely  ending up in the official iOS 11 version sometime next month.

So, what's new in this update. Suffice to say that it's a rather incremental one with few novelties:

  • Volume slider now has a yellow "too loud" section in Control Center (EU only);
  • Smaller clock on the lock screen;
  • New Apple Music icon in the Now Playing section of Control Center;
  • 30-pin-to-Lightning adapter now working as intended;
  • Cellular data stats will reset each month;
  • iPad multitasking will show previews of the resized window panes;
  • Touch ID will be disabled while entering Emergency mode;
  • New podcasts will no longer get automatically downloaded if you haven't listen to the old ones in a while;
  • Numerous bug fixes and other minor interface improvements.

You can check out if the latest beta is available for your device by heading to Settings > General > Software update. This, of course, will only happen if you have enrolled your device in the developer or the public beta.

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posted on 22 Aug 2017, 07:08

1. twens (Posts: 1098; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


It’s performing slower than the beta 6. Have done a restart but still same performance.

posted on 22 Aug 2017, 09:22

6. Leo_MC (Posts: 3014; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Mine is faster; do a clean install.

posted on 22 Aug 2017, 10:30

9. twens (Posts: 1098; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Okay will try that.

posted on 22 Aug 2017, 07:23

2. joey_sfb (Posts: 6742; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Ok. I hope that's not the complete list of changes on iOS 11.

I do those changes by installing a new icon pack.

posted on 22 Aug 2017, 07:31

3. maple_mak (banned) (Posts: 953; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Dam, slower than the previous version on my iPhone 6 Plus...

posted on 22 Aug 2017, 07:37 5

4. tangbunna (Posts: 182; Member since: 29 Sep 2016)


Finally apple is dropping a bomb to old devices.

posted on 22 Aug 2017, 08:14

5. TeriusRose (Posts: 81; Member since: 12 May 2017)


Having participated in the iOS 10 beta last year, I think that I'll just be patient and wait for the final version to come out. The random crashes, bugs, and occasional weirdness was just too annoying.

posted on 22 Aug 2017, 09:25

7. Leo_MC (Posts: 3014; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Beta 11 was way better in stability than beta 10 ever was; the 7th version (6th public) is shaping up to be a very good one so far (I have not checked the battery times) so you can go ahead and try it (even on the main device).

posted on 22 Aug 2017, 09:27

8. Leo_MC (Posts: 3014; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I don't have the yellow volume slider (living in EU, device bought from EU).
My data plan resets on the first of the month, but I had one that was resetting on the 15th; what happens to those users?

posted on 22 Aug 2017, 12:20

11. Bjorn (Posts: 10; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)


Work just fine on my google pixel XL. Thanks apple.

posted on 22 Aug 2017, 14:54

12. Nine1Sickness (Posts: 431; Member since: 30 Jan 2011)


Being able go access my files on iOS will be a deal breaker. I like not being able to access files on iOS. What is the point in being able to download and access important files anyway?

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