There are still late features in iOS 17 that haven’t appeared yet, but we’ll see more of them soon. Apple is working on the beta version of iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 and we expect to be able to use some of the previously promised functionality. In the coming weeks, you’ll read all about the iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 beta in this article, and you’ll read it immediately once the new beta is ready.
The latest beta version of iOS 17.2
iOS 17.2 Public Beta 1
October 27, 2023 – The first (public) beta of iOS 17.2 is available to developers and public testers.
This beta version contains the following innovations:
- The long-awaited Diary (Journal) application is now available, with which you can record your daily experiences.
- Apple has added iMessage connection key verification. This was announced in January 2023 and means people with top-secret information can check whether they are communicating with the right person.
- You can now set the action button for the Translate feature on iPhone 15 Pro models.
- Apple Music has received a new Focus filter to disable listening history.
- Collaborate on playlists in Apple Music. You can invite others to act on playlists. They can add numbers, change the order, and more.
- Your new favorite playlist. This is automatically generated for each Apple Music user.
- New widgets for the weather app and clock app.
- Reply with Tapback in iMessage with any emoji you want.
You can read all about the functionality of iOS 17.2 in the overview!
The latest iPadOS 17.2 beta
iPadOS 17.2 Public Beta 1
October 27, 2023 – Apple also released the first beta for iPadOS 17.2. Apple has promised some new features for the iPad, so hopefully they will appear soon thanks to this new update.
Download iOS 17.2 beta for developers and public testers
Developers can download the beta from Apple’s developer website. Nowadays, you no longer need a trial profile to install trial versions. Instead, all you have to do is press the switch to install iOS betas.
Installing the iOS public beta works in the same way: here too, all you have to do is press the switch. You can choose which Apple ID you want to use for beta testing.
NB:: These beta versions are only for developers and general testers and are not suitable for use on devices you use daily.
iOS 17.2 beta schedule
Below is a timeline for iOS 17.2 betas. iOS 17.2 is expected to be released in December 2023.
- iOS 17.2 first beta: October 27, 2023 (released; build number 21C5029g)
- iOS 17.2 Beta 1: October 26, 2023 (released; build number 21C5029g)
- iOS 17.2 Final: December 2023 (expected)
iPadOS 17.2 Beta Timeline
Below is a schedule for iPadOS 17.2 betas. We expect iPadOS 17.2 to be released at the same time as iOS 17.2, sometime towards the end of the year.
- iPadOS 17.2 First Beta: October 27, 2023 (Released; Build Number) 21C5029g)
- iPadOS 17.2 Beta 1: October 26, 2023 (Released; Build no 21C5029g)
- iPadOS 17.2 Final: December 2023 (expected)
About iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2
iOS 17.2 is the second major incremental update to iOS 17. We expect a number of innovations that were not included in previous updates, but are still promised this fall. Think collaboration on Apple Music playlists, improved Autofill for PDFs on iPad, and the Journal app. There are more iOS 17 features coming later, so we’ll be keeping a close eye on whether they’re included or not.
About beta testing
When testing beta versions, you often encounter problems. First, not all functions are usually available immediately, but are added and expanded during the testing period. You may also experience crashes or some applications may not work properly yet. So keep that in mind if you decide to test an iOS update. Therefore, it is not recommended to install a beta version on a device that you use daily, because there may still be many issues with the beta version. You can read more about problems caused by beta versions of iOS 17 in our separate article.