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Apple has officially seeded iOS 11 public beta 2 to members of Apple’s Beta Software Program. iOS 11 is a major update to the iPhone and iPad’s software. It features a redesigned Control Center, supports peer-to-peer Apple Pay payments in Messages, adds a dedicated Files app, and a host of other significant upgrades.
iOS 11 is also the largest update to the iPad version of iOS, with a new macOS-inspired dock, improved App Switching and Apple Pencil support, the Files app, as well as systemwide drag-and-drop and enhanced multitasking abilities — all of which make iPad on iOS 11 even closer to a powerful notebook replacement.
As with all software beta versions, it’s wise to exercise caution. As we saw with the iOS 11 developer beta, test software can be extremely buggy. It might be smart to hold off on downloading the second public beta on your primary iOS device, or at the very least, ensure that you backup your device to iTunes or iCloud before proceeding.