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

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

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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.

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 features list.

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Top Rated Comments

ThomasJL Avatar
7 months ago
Enough new features already! Give us more bug fixes.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tranceme Avatar
7 months ago

Enough new features already! Give us more bug fixes.
Yeah, Messages have been problematic for some time. Landscape mode constantly freezes if coming from an another app via a notification. And, sometimes Messages just fails at sending messages. But, then sends 2 copies of same pic or message.

Also, got this annoying problem when typing that it just enters app switcher for no reason leaves the current app I'm on.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
7 months ago

I thought most people used social media for their journaling.
“Journal is a new app that helps iPhone users reflect and practice gratitude through journaling.”

That doesn’t sound like social media at all.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
7 months ago
Hope this fixes my camera app randomly becoming unresponsive on iPhone 15 Plus and iCloud App toggles not staying on
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redbeard331 Avatar
7 months ago

Is the Journal apo approaching its promised functionality, or is it still coming together?
It’s still coming together, it’s a little better on beta 3, I’ve been seeing more suggestions when I’m out and about, I’ve been spending more time on it ever since beta 3 dropped. Still, I’ll never use it past the beta stage, just don’t get it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
7 months ago



* Capture spatial video with remarkable depth on iPhone 15 Pro to view in 3D in the Photos app on Apple Vision Pro.

Lame that they don’t support capturing with unremarkable depth.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)