Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today released the fourth 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 the third 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

Wasp14 Avatar
9 months ago

I'm new to the betas. I only downloaded it due to bluetooth issues on my 15PM. How would I hop off the beta train once 17.2 is officially rolled out to the public?
Settings-software update-check beta updates off.
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Powerbooky Avatar
9 months ago
Still missing, the dislike or ban-list in Apple Music; to get rid of certain genres or "artists".
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
9 months ago
Released today to devs

* iOS 17.2 beta 4 (21C5054b) - November 28, 2023
* iPadOS 17.2 beta 4 (21C5054b) - November 28, 2023
* macOS 14.2 beta 4 (23C5055b) - November 28, 2023
* watchOS 10.2 beta 4 (21S5358a) - November 28, 2023
* tvOS 17.2 beta 4 (21K5356c) - November 28, 2023
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gsmornot Avatar
9 months ago
Neither of my iPads are offering the update yet.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Computers 4 U LLC Avatar
9 months ago
Downloaded and installed!!!
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DJM1740 Avatar
9 months ago

I'm new to the betas. I only downloaded it due to bluetooth issues on my 15PM. How would I hop off the beta train once 17.2 is officially rolled out to the public?
When the official release is available, switch off the beta updates under Software Update, basically the opposite of what you did to turn them on.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)