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

Apple today seeded the second 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 second public iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 betas come a week after the release of the first betas.

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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.

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 second 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.

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Top Rated Comments

melgross Avatar
9 months ago

and the hot phone fix released today? when does the beta line get that? seems a little backwards..
You know, it’s kind of funny. Every time I see a minor security update (when I’m on a beta) and open my software update screen, it says that I’m up to date already. So I updated to 17.1.x. Does that gave this included? Who knows?

but I haven’t experienced the heat problem anyway and neither has my wife.
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xgman Avatar
9 months ago
no, the betas are on a different timeline. That's why the new ringtones were gone in the first 17.1 beta for the phone, then came back on the next one.
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switz Avatar
9 months ago
Tried a reset? Power off, then upper volume, then lower volume, then right side button to power on.
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xgman Avatar
9 months ago
I don't think it has the heat fix. By the way, casual use of the phone doesn't heat it up[ enough to be that noticeable. I think it mostly affects more intense type of use, although some have said even phone app or facetime heated up, so who know... I guess we'll get it next beta update.
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Kissmo1980 Avatar
9 months ago
So this version doesn't include the Journaling app?
Quite sad because I am using now DayOne and I would like to see if Apple has a different take on it.
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Robert.Walter Avatar
9 months ago
Still didn’t fix the empty items list in find my.

I’ve got 8 AirTags that I see on my watch but with the last betas of 17.0 and Sonoma both lists disappeared.
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