Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming two weeks after Apple released iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4.


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.

Most of the features that Apple promised would be coming in ‌iOS 17‌ have now been released, but iOS 17.5 is expected to introduce additional app ecosystem changes in the European Union. App developers will be able to offer apps for download on the iPhone directly from their websites, in addition to through app marketplaces.

Related Roundups: iOS 17, iPadOS 17
Related Forums: iOS 17, iPadOS 17

Top Rated Comments

TheAustrianGuy Avatar
2 weeks ago
I have neither downloaded nor installed this release, and Macrumors already feels snappier! ?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jdavid_rp Avatar
2 weeks ago
Freedom is freedomier in Europe now! Wow
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
2 weeks ago
Released today to devs

* iOS 17.5 beta (21F5048f) - April 2, 2024
* iPadOS 17.5 beta (21F5048f) - April 2, 2024
* macOS 14.5 beta (23F5049f) - April 2, 2024
* tvOS 17.5 beta (21L5543d) - April 2, 2024
* visionOS 1.2 beta (21O5555e) - April 2, 2024
* watchOS 10.5 beta (21T5545f) - April 2, 2024
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Squuiid Avatar
2 weeks ago
EU stuff is sure taking up a lot of dev time.
Meanwhile we don't get any of the fun stuff.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
2 weeks ago
Looking forward to what fixes/changes the 17.5 beta brings.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheAustrianGuy Avatar
2 weeks ago

Looking forward to what fixes/changes the 17.5 beta brings.
One Thing, however, we can already be sure of: It will bring more new bugs than it fixes.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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