Yesterday, Apple silently flipped the switch on the iOS 11 public beta. While anyone with a developer account has already had access to a beta version of iOS 11, users can finally take the latest OS from Apple for a test ride on their iPhone and iPad. In case you are dead set on installing iOS 11 on your device, we have a handy guide which you can follow to make your life simpler. However, we must stress on the fact that this is a beta and even though Apple has worked out of the kinks during the developer preview stage, the OS is still a little buggy, and most importantly, could impact battery life negatively. Probably the biggest disclaimer we should give you is that if you decide to downgrade back to iOS 10, your backup files from iOS 11 wont transfer over, and you’ll be stuck restoring from whatever the last iOS 10 backup you have.
If you’re ready to go ahead despite all the warnings, here is the list of iPhone and iPad models that iOS 11 is compatible with. If you’ve got a spare device lying around, hopefully, it will be one from the list beliw and you can test out Apple’s latest mobile operating system without endangering your primary device.
iOS 11 Compatible iPhone models
iOS 11 Compatible iPad Models
If you’ve got any iOS device other than the ones listed above, it’s the end of the line for you, or at least your device. Apple will not be releasing iOS 11 (in beta or otherwise) for devices other than those listed above, meaning you’re going to miss out on amazing new features like the revamped Control Center, unified lockscreen and notification center, a smarter Siri and most of all, an all-new revamped App Store.
If you’re eager to get your hands on iOS 11 now, follow our step-by-step guide on how to install iOS 11 on your compatible device. Just make sure everything is backed up before you make the switch.