Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the updates available three weeks after the release of the first iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3 betas.

iOS 17
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.

iOS 17.3 introduces a Stolen Device Protection feature that limits access to your private information in case someone obtains both your iPhone and your passcode. When activated, it requires Face ID or Touch ID identity verification to do things like accessing passwords in iCloud Keychain, turning off Lost Mode, making purchases through Safari with saved payment credentials, and more.

There are also features that require verification and have a one-hour delay to access, such as changing an ‌Apple ID‌ passcode, an ‌iPhone‌ passcode, turning off Find My, and turning off ‌Face ID‌. More details can be found in our article on Stolen Device Protection.

The update also adds collaborative Apple Music playlists, a feature that lets Apple Music subscribers share playlists with others to build shared song lists. Collaborative playlists are simple to use, can be shared with a link, and support emoji reactions.

Apple is expected to release iOS 17.3 later in January.

Related Roundups: iOS 17, iPadOS 17
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Top Rated Comments

ric22 Avatar
7 weeks ago
The Stolen Device Protection is much needed
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
srbNYC Avatar
7 weeks ago
Before you all ask "Build number?" here it is:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/ios-17-3-beta-2-bug-fixes-changes-and-improvements.2415339/

Build Numbers ― 21D5036c

And as always, try toggling between "Public Beta" and "Developer Beta" to get it to show up.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
7 weeks ago
iOS/iPadOS OTA now available

Looks like this is going public Jan 15th or Jan 16th now.

Released Today to devs

* iOS 17.3 beta 2 (21D5036c) - January 3, 2024
* iPadOS 17.3 beta 2 (21D5036c) - January 3, 2024
* macOS 14.3 beta 2 (23D5043d) - January 3, 2024
* watchOS 10.3 beta 2 (21S5635d) - January 3, 2024
* tvOS 17.3 beta 2 (21K5635c) - January 3, 2024
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lakersfan74 Avatar
7 weeks ago
No issue with my 15PM
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
apn3agr Avatar
7 weeks ago

so my phone rebooted and ive got the same spinning dial. im downloading beta 1 again to try it with that
hopefully it will allow me to
I'm confirming that reviving works with 17.3 beta 1 IPSW file on Apple Configurator
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghostface147 Avatar
7 weeks ago
Party time!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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