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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8 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

3. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

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

4. tangbunna

Posts: 488; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Finally apple is dropping a bomb to old devices.

5. TeriusRose

Posts: 108; Member since: May 12, 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.

11. Bjorn

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

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

12. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 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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