Apple releases iOS 17.1 Beta 2 to Developers

Have you been exploring the latest iOS 17.1 beta since last week? Apple has just rolled out iOS 17.1 Beta 2 to developers, and it’s expected to be available to Public Beta testers soon. If you’re curious about the changes made in the previous beta, you can find them on this page. Many changes and improvements are expected in this beta as well.

The major iOS 17 update was released two weeks ago, followed by two subsequent updates to address crucial bugs and security vulnerabilities. Just last week, testing began for iOS 17.1, which is set to be the first significant update following iOS 17.

Not only iOS, but Apple also testing beta updates for its other devices. Today along with iOS 17.1 Beta 2, Apple also released iPadOS 17.1 Beta 2, watchOS 10.1 Beta 2, tvOS 17.1 Beta 2, macOS Sonoma 17.1 Beta 2, macOS Ventura 13.6.1 RC, and macOS Monterey 12.7.1 RC. The iOS 17.1 Beta 2 comes with build number 21B5056e which suggest there are many beta left before the public release. The build number is also same for iPadOS 17.1 Beta 2.

As the second beta just released, I’m currently not aware of all the changes in the second beta of iOS 17.1. I’ll list them below once I’ve collected all the information.

  • New Modem Update
  • New options in Standby settings on iPhones with AOD support
  • New Ringtones are back again (They were removed in first beta)
  • When accessing Reachability, the background is now black instead of device wallpaper to give distraction free view

Currently the iOS 17.1 Beta 2 is available to Developers. But it should be available for Public beta testers later today or tomorrow. If you have already enabled the beta updates or installed the first beta, you can install the second beta by going to Settings > General > Software Update. Use the Install button to get the update. Before update make sure to take backup.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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