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Apple Third Beta of iOS 17.1 and iPad 17.1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

October 13, 2023
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Following the release of the second beta of iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1, Apple seeded the third beta of iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 to developers today for testing reasons. By launching the Settings app, going to the Software Update section, tapping on the “Beta Updates” option, and turning on the iOS 17 or iPadOS 17 Developer Beta, registered developers can choose to participate in the betas.

To download and set up the beta, you need to have an Apple ID connected to a developer account. Favorite songs, albums, playlists, artists, and more are now available in iOS 17.1, and favorites are added to the library and utilized as suggestions. You may use the Now Playing widget on the lock screen to favorite songs, and when creating a playlist, Song Suggestions are now available.

Apple released the third Beta of iOS 17.1, watchOS 10.1, tvOS 17.1, and macOS 14.1 betas. [U]

The third developer beta of the impending iOS 17.1, watchOS 10.1, and macOS 14.1 software updates have been made available by Apple. New Apple Music and AirDrop features, the new Double Tap feature for Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2, and other features are made possible by these software updates.

Apple released the third Beta of iOS 17.1, watchOS 10.1, tvOS 17.1, and macOS 14.1 betas. [U]

A new favorite feature is added to Apple Music, which will eventually enable the creation of a new playlist of favorite songs. Custom playlist artwork may now be made within Apple Music without having to leave the program.

The well-designed iOS 17.0 update to AirDrop now includes the long-awaited capability of concluding an extended session over the internet when moving outside of AirDrop range.

In iOS 17, Apple is also improving one of its most well-liked features. In iOS 17.1, Standby mode receives more detailed controls in the Settings app, including the option to leave it on without the display going to sleep.

There are still more features that need to be released after iOS 17.1 and its associated OS updates. The new Journal app from Apple and many other apps are on the list.

Each release’s third beta version will be examined in depth, and we’ll let you know what we learn. Observe anything intriguing? In the comments or on social media, please contact us!

Apple’s third iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 developer beta

New copies of iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 are now available for download as part of Apple’s third round of developer betas.

Apple's third iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 developer beta

By accessing the Apple Developer Center or updating their iPhones or iPads through the Settings app, developers taking part in the testing program can get the most recent builds. Participants can join up through the Apple Beta Software Programme website. Public beta releases often surface shortly after developer versions.

The third beta build of iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 replaces the second beta build, released on October 3, which succeeded the first beta build, released on September 27. The previous second build, 21B5056e, has been replaced by build number 21B5066a.

The Music app was changed in the first iOS 17.1 beta to include a playlist of favorite songs, a star in place of the heart, more choices for customizing album covers, and a new section for suggested songs.

Additionally, AirDrop over the Internet, new flashlight icons for the iPhone 14 users, bank balance support in Apple Wallet, and ringtone adjustments have come.

The second beta updated the widget choices, certain ring tone adjustments, and standby mode display options.

Installing beta or RC software or test operating systems on “mission-critical” or principal devices is strongly discouraged by AppleInsider and Apple, as there is a slight possibility that problems could arise and cause data loss. Instead, testers should use optional or secondary hardware and make sure they always have enough backups of their crucial data.

Look for any adjustments in the new builds. Send Andrew an email at [email protected], or tweet us at @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU.

iPhone 12 radio frequency concerns addressed

iPhone 12 radio frequency concerns addressed

The iPhone 12 exceeds the absorption rate restrictions for Europe, according to a report from the National Frequency Agency in France on Sept. 12. It appears Apple will solve these issues with iOS 17.1.

iOS 17.1 includes an update for the iPhone 12 for users in France to accommodate this specific test protocol that requires reduced power when off-body on a static surface,” Apple announced on Tuesday. ” When the off-body state is detected, such as while it is sitting on a table, the iPhone 12 will no longer increase the allowed power.

Flashlight symbol in live activities

Flashlight symbol in live activities

Have you ever unintentionally activated the torch on your iPhone only to have someone later point it out to you? That won’t be a concern for some iPhone users anymore. When the torch is turned on in iOS 17.1 beta 1, a tiny torch icon appears in the Live Activities stream at the top of my iPhone 14 Pro’s screen. However, I was unable to recreate this sign on my iPhone XR, indicating that this feature is most likely limited to iPhones that support Live Activity, such as the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 15 series.

Conclusion

One week after releasing the second beta, Apple made the third beta of iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 available to developers for testing. By opening the Settings app, navigating to the Software Update section, tapping on the “Beta Updates” option, and switching on the “iOS 17 or iPadOS 17” Developer Beta, developers can enroll in the third beta. To download and set up the beta, you must have an Apple ID connected to a developer account. Favorite songs, albums, playlists, artists, and more are now available in iOS 17.1, and favorites are added to the library and utilized as suggestions. 

The Now Playing gadget allows you to play favorite songs from the lock screen, and song suggestions are now displayed while creating a playlist. The well-designed iOS 17.0 update to AirDrop now includes the long-awaited capability of concluding an extended session over the internet when moving outside of AirDrop range. In Settings, standby mode now has more precise controls, including the option to stay on without the display going to sleep in iOS 17. Installing beta or RC software or test operating systems on “mission-critical” or principal devices is strongly discouraged by AppleInsider and Apple, as there is a slight possibility that problems could arise and cause data loss.

FAQS

What is new in iOS 17.1 Beta 3?

A new feature adjustment has been added in the iOS 17.1 Beta 3 release to address customer complaints. With this update, specific actions won’t again be mistakenly started when an iPhone is put in a pocket or bag.

Will iOS 17 have a beta profile?

Update 09/12/23: Beta testers can now access the release candidate for iOS 17. If no catastrophic issues are discovered, this is most likely the precise version that will be made available to all iPhone owners on September 18.

How do I get the iOS 17 beta today?

Go to the Apple Beta Software Programme website on your supported iPhone and sign in (if you’re already a member) or register. Both require an Apple ID, which you will need. Don’t forget to complete all the sign-up instructions. You can learn more about the iOS 17 public beta on the Guide for Public Beta website.

What new features will iOS 17 have?

The most recent iOS version is now accessible.

  • Updates to FaceTime, Phone, and Messages
  • Improved Autocorrect.
  • No more ‘Hey’ to activate Siri.
  • Standby setting.
  • interactivity in widgets.
  • Journaling and tracking of emotions
  • AirTags and AirPods upgrades that are shared