Apple Releases Second Public Beta of iOS 17.6

Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 17.6 and iPadOS 17.6 updates to public beta testers, with the betas coming two weeks after the initial iOS and iPadOS 17.6 developer 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.

The new additions Apple promised for ‌iOS 17‌ have all been implemented at this point, so it is not clear what will be included in iOS 17.6, and no features were discovered in the developer betas.

With Apple now shifting its focus to iOS 18, it is likely that iOS 17.6 will include bug fixes and other under-the-hood improvements.

Apple has also seeded the second public betas of upcoming watchOS 10.6 and tvOS 17.6 updates.

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Top Rated Comments

Jimmy Bubbles Avatar
2 weeks ago

With iOS 18 public beta just around the corner, there won’t be many takers for this one, I guess. ?
Oh man, you’re waiting for the PB‽ ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Reverend Benny Avatar
2 weeks ago

Anyone know what's included in 17.6? Seems weird to have a beta for an OS version that does nothing
Guessing now but I would at least expect a good pile of security updates. Usually that's not listed in advance.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jimmy Bubbles Avatar
2 weeks ago

Yep, the plan is to put iOS 18 DB3=PB1 on my main gear. ?✌️
I’ve BEEN DB since day 1. Don’t be scared, just back up your shtuff.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
one more Avatar
2 weeks ago
With iOS 18 public beta just around the corner, there won’t be many takers for this one, I guess. ?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
one more Avatar
2 weeks ago

Oh man, you’re waiting for the PB‽ ?
Yep, the plan is to put iOS 18 DB3=PB1 on my main gear. ?✌️
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BeeeRick Avatar
2 weeks ago

I’ve BEEN DB since day 1. Don’t be scared, just back up your shtuff.
I wanted to do it, but the number of bugs users are posting on reddit, seems a little to risky for my tastes.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)