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José Alberto Lizana

Apple Launches Fifth Beta of iOS 11 and High Sierra MacOS for Developers
Apple Launches Fifth Beta of iOS 11 and High Sierra MacOS for Developers

Posted on August 07, 2017 – 18:57

Only two weeks after introducing the fourth beta of iOS 11 and the corresponding one of High Sierra macOS, Apple launches the fifth beta of those operating systems.

Since both systems were presented at WWDC 2017, the first betas have been available. On 24 July the fourth beta was presented and today we know the fifth which, we suppose, will come with notable improvements and new features. We will be adding these new features to this post and in another post where they will be summarized. Although we are already going for a high beta, and the visual novelties are going to less.

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

We are getting more and more comfortable using these betas on our devices. I myself used to complain about the High Sierra MacOS 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 logically we do not expect to find great stability, although beta after beta we are already noticing the stability of iOS 11.

Anyway we can enjoy almost all the new features it brings with respect to iOS 10, such as the renewed control center, the use of the new file application, the new do not disturb while driving mode… In short a long list of new features that we can enjoy without waiting for the official launch in autumn.

What’s new in iOS 11

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

  • Now when you slide a notice 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 presents a darker color, and the other change is in the icon of the camera that has eliminated the lines that it presented.
  • The Messages settings in iCloud have disappeared, will they return in future betas?
  • When accessing the portrait mode, we will have a “tutorial” on how to use it. We’ll also see a tutorial if we access the iPad for the first time where the multitasking feature is explained.
  • Now it will be easier to change the speakers we want to listen to our music with in the control center, in the music player.
  • If we go into Health, we can now choose whether we want to “Improve Health and Activity”, i.e. send data to Apple so that they can work with it.
  • 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 could not find in the beta 4. But as I say, in general, the beta works quite well. In terms of battery, it’s not fair that I pronounce it because I haven’t given it the 24 hours margin that it deserves to be analyzed. Soon you will have my experience.

macOS High Sierra doesn’t bring any news to highlight, I only appreciate a better performance, and in the subject of drums I can’t pronounce myself because I’ve been with the beta for half an hour.

How to install the betas

At Apple 5×1 we always like to remember that these betas are for developers and we prefer not to recommend their download , however if you are determined to do so you can follow the steps we indicate in this post.

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

If you are brave and want to install one of these betas, don’t forget to make a backup first.

Also remember the list of compatible devices with 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.

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