Everything New in iOS 17.2 Beta 3

Apple is continuing on with the beta testing of a new iOS 17.2 update, and the third beta includes new features and refinements for existing features. We are still early in the beta testing process, which means there are new discoveries to make.

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iOS 17.2 beta 3 is available to developers right now, but Apple should be making the update available to public beta testers later this week.

Apple Music Favorite Songs

In the Music section of the Settings app, there is now an option to add songs to your Music Library when they are favorited. The feature is toggled on by default, but it can be turned off if desired.

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The option to "Favorite" songs was added in iOS 17.1.

Keyboard

Apple has added an option to disable inline predictions when typing. It can be accessed by opening up the Settings app, choosing General, going to Keyboard, and scrolling down to the "Show Predictions Inline" option.

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Phone and FaceTime

In the Phone and FaceTime settings, there is a Share Name and Photo option that uses the Contact Poster. Name and Photo Sharing can be toggled off, set to Contacts Only, or set to Always Ask, which prompts you before sharing that information with others.

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This setting was previously available for the Messages app.

FaceTime

If you join a ‌FaceTime‌ call that includes a contact you have blocked, you will now get a warning. Apple provides warnings when joining a call with a blocked contact, or when a blocked contact is joining a call you're already on.

Photos

When opening the Photos app after updating to iOS 17.2 beta 3, there is a prompt to allow ‌Photos‌ to access the Apple Music library. ‌Photos‌ is then able to use ‌Apple Music‌ to curate songs for Memories.

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‌Photos‌ is listed as an app accessing ‌Apple Music‌ under Settings > Privacy and Security after enabling access. Note that ‌Photos‌ already had this capability, but Apple now offers an option to turn off access.

More iOS 17.2 Beta 3 Features

Know of a feature that we left out in this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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GuruZac Avatar
27 weeks ago
I wish Apple would add a number row on the top of the keyboard.
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Broken Hope Avatar
27 weeks ago
Animated coloured circle wallpapers have been added back.

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Dahveed 1954 Avatar
27 weeks ago

I have no problems with providing updates, but does anyone feel like these incremental feature additions are just so random and hard for users to keep track of? Rather than these feature updates that trickle in throughout the year, they should just wait and do them all at once, then just fix bugs the rest of the year. And they should provide a really comprehensive list of all key feature updates that are easy for users to access.
These are beta updates, not public releases. There is no rhyme or reason behind what gets into a beta release. The features arrive as the teams finish them to the beta level and add them to the next release. If you can't deal with the randomness of betas, by all means, DON'T test them!
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adammusic Avatar
27 weeks ago
Stupid fixes. Please god bring back old Flash toggle in camera. All i want.
Shouldnt be different to turn flash permanently ON.
Put it back in the flash toggle in top left.
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Broken Hope Avatar
27 weeks ago

If I turn off the feature to add favorite songs to my library, do they still show up under the Favorites playlist?
Yes.
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DJdan1973 Avatar
27 weeks ago
Allow users to save their favorite Apple Music radio stations, vice having to go look for the station in history.
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