iOS 11 public beta 5 – Should you run it?

iOS 11

Every time Apple releases a new public beta of iOS 11 I get inundated by people wanting to know if it’s safe for them to try it on their iPhones and iPads.

Well, there’s only one way to find out — and that’s to install it on my equipment.

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Before I go any further, I feel the need to point out that installing beta code onto a device that you rely on is a dumb move. Things can go wrong — very wrong — and you can end up in a world of hurt. Ideally you should only install the iOS betas onto iPhones and iPads that you have set aside for that purpose.

But where’s the fun in that?

I’ve been running the iOS 11 public beta from the start, and let…

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