About iOS 11 Beta

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We attended Apple’s developer conference this month, and were excited to see all that’s new in iOS 11. And of course we immediately began testing it with GroundControl.

At this time, iOS 11 is not compatible with GroundControl. Our priority has been shipping GC 3.5. Meanwhile, we’ve already have most things working in our labs, and we don’t expect to have any major challenges to complete compatibility.

We plan to soon release an update to GroundControl to allow you to test your workflows. This update will be available long before September, when we expect Apple to release iOS 11.

Blocking iOS 11 Beta

This week, Apple launched their annual Beta Software Program to allow the world to preview this new OS. GroundControl can easily block iOS 11 from your devices.

In GroundControl, add the “Set Restrictions” action to your workflow, and check “Disable manual config profile installs.” A similar option should be available in your MDM, if you prefer over-the-air management.Now users won’t be able to install the Apple profile that enables beta software updates.