Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 to Developers

Apple today released the second betas of upcoming iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming two weeks after Apple released the first betas of iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2.

iOS 17
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.

The biggest new feature in iOS 17.2 is the Journal app, which can be used to record daily activities and thoughts. You can write about your day to day life, but Apple also provides topic suggestions based on the music you listen to, the places you visit, and the people you see. Journal entries support pictures, voice recordings, and location information, with the app organized by entry date.

In Apple Music, there's a Favorites playlist that houses everything you've favorited, plus Apple added support for collaborative playlists. You can now share a playlist with multiple people, and each participant can add songs.

Stickers can now be used to reply to iMessages when you long press on a chat bubble in the Messages app, and there's also now support for the extra-secure iMessage Contact Key Verification option. If you have an iPhone 15 Pro, the Action Button supports Translate in iOS 17.2, and there are new Weather and Clock widgets.

More on what's new in iOS 17.2 can be found in our iOS 17.2 beta 1 features list.

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

Top Rated Comments

Pruus Avatar
27 weeks ago
The clock widget works again.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mango316 Avatar
27 weeks ago

In iCloud settings - Apps using iCloud is switched off for most entries and cannot be activated again.
Holy cow! I have this issue as well! Turned off iPad and back on and those iCloud switches still OFF!!! Pretty crappy QA they have there....:mad:
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
antiprotest Avatar
27 weeks ago
Question:

The favorites playlist is just a smart playlist that Apple makes for you, but that anyone with a Mac can make for themselves, except:

1. Your own smart playlist is much more capable since you can add more rules (e.g. 30 songs + that I have favorited + that are in the classical genre + that I have listened to more than 20 times)

2. The 17.2 playlist would be useful for anyone who doesn't have access to a Mac since smart playlists can't be created on iOS.

Am I correct? Or is the 17.2 favorites list something very different?




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kycophpd Avatar
27 weeks ago

Not seeing it OTA yet
Restart your phone and/or iPad and try again. It will show up.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tonyisit Avatar
27 weeks ago

I just hope the non-functioning Bluetooth issue with the 15 Pro Max is resolved. The phone is useless!
What Bluetooh issues ?
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mango316 Avatar
27 weeks ago

Tried rebooting the devices?
Countless power off & reboot but didn't help... I previously had problem with "Significant locations" under Privacy & Security where I toggled it OFF but then few days later it automatically switched back ON. C'on Apple... lol
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