Everything New in iOS 17.2 Beta 4

Apple is wrapping up development on iOS 17.2, with the update expected to come out in December. While we're getting to the end of the beta testing period, Apple is still tweaking features and adding new functionality.

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We've rounded up everything new in the fourth beta of iOS 17.2.

Default Notification Sound

Under Sounds & Haptics, there's a new "Default Alerts" section that allows you to choose the sound used for all incoming notifications aside from texts, mail alerts, and calendar alerts, which already had customization options.

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All of the text tones can be used for the default notification sound, plus there is an option to also change the haptic vibration of default notifications.

Collaborative Apple Music Playlists

While collaborative Apple Music playlists were introduced in an earlier version of iOS 17.2, Apple has removed the option in the fourth beta, which suggests this is not an option that will be coming in iOS 17.2 after all.

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AppleCare Settings

The "Coverage" section under Settings > General has been renamed to AppleCare & Warranty. It still includes ‌AppleCare‌ info for your iPhone and connected devices such as the Apple Watch and AirPods.

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Under General > About there's a new Warranty section that provides coverage information for the ‌iPhone‌.

Recording to an External Device

With the iPhone 15 Pro models, ProRes video can be recorded directly to an external device. iOS 17.2 appears to include a new pop up message that lets users know that external recording is not working because of a USB-C cable that is too slow.

There was previously a warning about an external storage device not having a fast enough write speed to support external recording, but now there is an added message about the write speed of the USB-C cable.

iTunes

Code in iOS 17.2 confirms that Apple is planning to eliminate the option to purchase TV shows and movies in the iTunes app. TV and movie content will need to be purchased in the TV app in the future, but for now, the change has not actually been implemented.

"You can buy or rent TV shows and find your purchases in the Apple TV app," reads the code.

More iOS 17.2 Beta 4 Features

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

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Top Rated Comments

MikeTheBohunk Avatar
9 months ago
I’d love this to be taken one step further and let us change the notification sound on the per-app basis.

As of now:
- all app notifications will make the same sound, or;
- we’ll be limited to the app’s internal sound selection which is often much smaller and doesn’t allow for using custom sounds (with notable exceptions like Signal or Telegram).

And I wonder whether we’re going to have to wait for another 17 iOS iterations to get that option…
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
9 months ago
"Default Notification Sound - Under Sounds & Haptics, there's a new "Default Alerts" section that allows you to choose the sound used for all incoming notifications aside from texts, mail alerts, and calendar alerts, which already had customization options."

Apple listened quickly: Most Excellent


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Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
munpip214 Avatar
9 months ago

Apple listened quickly: Most Excellent
If we could only get the same for the Apple Watch now
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FishyFish Avatar
9 months ago
You still can't keep texts from making the stupid swoosh sound when you send a message though right? Without fully muting all notification sounds altogether?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PCtoMAC1 Avatar
9 months ago
Notifications sound change!!!!!! I’ve been submitting feedback daily since 17.0 came out!!!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OnePieceIsReal Avatar
9 months ago
Apple care and warranty would have been nice to just put all devices that have it not just your phone and what’s paired
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)