After releasing the first iOS 17 beta earlier this month, Apple has released iOS 17 beta 2 to developers. The new version includes a redesigned update screen with more information about the beta software, as well as several key features announced at WWDC 2023.
Technically the update screen was updated in the first beta, but now the update screen shows more information about the beta version of the software platform. It includes details on how to participate in the beta testing program and how to back up before installing the beta.
Various apps developed by Apple use a hint feature that provides detailed information about available features. For example, the Messages app now has a hint on how to send a message by speaking to Siri instead of typing.
When transferring files with AirDrop, you’ll be prompted to hold your phone next to another phone when no one is around.
There is a new MicroLocation option in the location privacy settings. So far, Apple hasn’t said what it’s for.
In Messages Settings, Apple has changed the wording of the data options for the data logging feature. Options previously written as “Current location only” and “All places visited” have been given the more expansive wording “Full” and “Restricted”.
Limited data logging reads current location data as well as battery and network signal information. The full logging mode includes all the information from the “Restricted” mode as well as the route traveled and the location where the iPhone was last unlocked and Apple Watch removed.
The Apple Music app offers the ability to adjust the duration of the smooth transition between songs, ranging from 1 to 12 seconds.
The Signature Music app widget now supports new size and shape options.
The StandBy feature now supports the ability to turn off all notifications. However, notifications classified as critical will continue to be delivered.
The company recently released a full list of iOS 17 compatible devices. It turned out that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X do not get the latest system update.