Apple Seeds Third Public Beta of iOS 17.2 With Journal App and More

Apple today seeded the third betas of upcoming iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 updates to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to try out the software ahead of its release. The third iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 public betas come two weeks after Apple released the second public 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.

iOS 17.2 adds the Journal app, designed to let iPhone and iPad users record their daily activities and thoughts. Apple offers prompts that can be used as inspiration, and journal entries can be outfitted with images, voice recordings, location tags, and more.

Collaborative playlists are now available in Apple Music so you can create playlists that multiple people contribute to, and there's also now a Favorites playlist that has all the music you've favorited. Stickers can be used as tapback reactions in the Messages app, the Action Button on the iPhone 15 Pro models can now be set to a new Translate function, and Apple has implemented support for iMessage Contact Key Verification.

There are new Weather and Clock widgets, tweaks to the TV app, updates to Message syncing across devices, new Memoji options, and more, with the full list of features we've found so far available in our iOS 17.2 beta features article.

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Top Rated Comments

DeepWebinar Avatar
7 months ago
anyone running this? is it buggy? i’m interested in trying out the journal app but would have to put the beta on my main device and i don’t want to be miserable until december or whenever the final version drops ?
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supremedesigner Avatar
7 months ago

anyone running this? is it buggy? i’m interested in trying out the journal app but would have to put the beta on my main device and i don’t want to be miserable until december or whenever the final version drops ?
It hasn't been buggy since PB 1.0 came out. It's pretty much stable since then.
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ScoobyDoo178 Avatar
7 months ago

anyone running this? is it buggy? i’m interested in trying out the journal app but would have to put the beta on my main device and i don’t want to be miserable until december or whenever the final version drops ?
I am running the Dev beta and I have had no issues with anything. Not to say that you will not have any issues, but everything has been running fine for me, including battery life.
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LondonCalling13 Avatar
7 months ago

I was going to have a look at the Journal app but... is it not in iPadOS 17.2 after all?
It’s supposed to be but, like you, I still do not have it. I’ve reported it in Feedback for the last two betas but Apple shows no other reports of users having the same issue. Makes zero sense.
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knuta Avatar
7 months ago
u can always remove the beta og need
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