Apple Releases First Betas of iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 updates to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to try out the software ahead of its release. The public iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 betas come a day after Apple released the betas for developers.

iOS 17
Public beta testers can get the beta by opening up the Settings app, going to the Software Update section, tapping on the "Beta Updates" option, and toggling on the ‌iOS 17 or iPadOS 17‌ Public Beta. Signing up on Apple's beta testing website is required.

In the iOS 17.1 beta, Apple added an option to favorite songs, albums, playlists, artists, and more, from within Apple Music and through the Now Playing widget.

AirDrop transfers can now be finished over the internet after being initiated, and when you activate the flashlight, there's an indicator in the Dynamic Island even if you don't have an iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max. For more on what's new in the update, we have an iOS 17.1 beta 1 tidbits article.

Apple has also released a new beta of tvOS 17.1 with the same ‌Apple Music‌ changes, plus there is a public beta of watchOS 10.1 available for public beta testers. watchOS 10.1 enables NameDrop on Apple Watch for sharing contact information with other Apple Watch and iPhone users over AirDrop.

Related Roundups: iOS 17, iPadOS 17
Related Forums: iOS 17, iPadOS 17

Top Rated Comments

Natas1000 Avatar
8 months ago
So, what is the difference from Favorite Songs, Hearted Songs, and Star Rating?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wplynx Avatar
8 months ago
I tell you one thing. The battery is much better since I updated yesterday.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
raindogg Avatar
8 months ago
It seems to me Apple is repackaging its old stuff and calling it "New"
iTunes had "Love" for years, now Apple Music will have "Favorites"
Widgets came out 18 years ago with Tiger
Ports on the Macbook Pro are back
MagSafe is back
Titanium is back
What's next, Airport Router? Wait, this one has an SSD in it for backup!!!!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wplynx Avatar
8 months ago
Don’t update if you love the new ringtones !
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wplynx Avatar
8 months ago
I tell you one thing. The Apple Watch Ultras battery life is insane I’m at 71 % and I took it off the charger around 9 last night.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
djinn Avatar
8 months ago

I noticed that the charge to 80% doesn’t work with the 17.1 beta.
Was working fine on 17.0.2.
Woke up this morning and it was 100%.
It will charge to 100% for calibration and return to 80% at times.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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