Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the third betas of iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 to developers for testing purposes, with the betas coming one week after Apple released the second betas of iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1.

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Registered developers are able to opt into the betas 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 Developer Beta. An Apple ID associated with a developer account is required to download and install the beta.

iOS 17.1 adds the option to favorite songs, albums, playlists, artists, and more, with favorited content added to the Library and used for suggestions. Favoriting can be done from the Lock Screen using the Now Playing widget, plus when starting a playlist, you'll now see Song Suggestions.

AirDrop transfers can be finished over the internet so close proximity does not need to be maintained, and an Apple Watch running watchOS 10.1 can now use NameDrop with an iPhone running iOS 17.1.

Other new features include a flashlight indicator in the Dynamic Island for non iPhone 15 Pro models, and a Wallet feature that lets those in the UK connect their banks to see balances and transactions. More information is available in our iOS 17.1 features article.

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Top Rated Comments

iwan073 Avatar
8 months ago

Does this have the iPhone 15 overheating issue fix that the 17.0.3 has?
No, they removed that so it will overheat again
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Reeneman Avatar
8 months ago

No, they removed that so it will overheat again
Winter is coming. It’s a good change.
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dfwiddoc Avatar
8 months ago

These updates are so inconsistent really
It’s a beta.
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winxmac Avatar
8 months ago
New releases [October 10 2023]

iOS 17.1 beta 3 (21B5066a)
iPadOS 17.1 beta 3 (21B5066a)
macOS 14.1 beta 3 (23B5067a)
watchOS 10.1 beta 3 (21S5063a)

iOS 16.7.1 (20H30)
iPadOS 16.7.1 (20H30)

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N0ughtsAndCr0sses Avatar
8 months ago

Did the journaling app make its appearance?
Sadly, no.
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sdm1985 Avatar
8 months ago
I was getting full Safari crashes on iPad OS beta 2 - really bugging me!
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