Apple releases iOS 17.2 to the Public

The second major update after iOS 17, iOS 17.2 update is now available to the public. After releasing a Release Candidate build last week, Apple has now released the iOS 17.2 update to the public. This is a big update with some new features and improvements.

The new iOS 17.2 update is available to all devices running iOS 17 or newer build. This means iPhone XR and newer iPhones including iPhone SE 2 and SE 3 are getting the update. The first major iOS 17 update, iOS 17.1, was released in the second half of October, bringing AirDrop over the Internet and many other new features. This new update has brought more new features.

iOS 17.2 Public Update

Along with iOS 17.2, Apple also released iPadOS 17.2, iOS 16.7.3, iPadOS 16.7.3, watchOS 10.2, tvOS 17.2, and macOS Sonoma 14.2. The iOS 17.2 is available with build 21C62 same as the release candidate released last week. In my iPhone 13 it weighs 1.3GB, upgrading from iOS 17.1.2.

iOS 17.2 Complete Changelog

Talking about new features, we already know everything from previous beta builds and release candidate. Yes, it has similar feature as iOS 17.2 Release Candidate. You can check the official changelog below.

Journal

  • Journal is a new app that lets you write about the small moments and big events in your life so you can practice gratitude and improve your wellbeing
  • Journaling suggestions make it easy to remember your experiences by intelligently grouping your outings, photos, workouts, and more into moments you can add to your journal
  • Filters let you quickly find bookmarked entries or show entries with attachments so you can revisit and reflect on key moments in your life
  • Scheduled notifications help you keep a consistent journaling practice by reminding you to write on the days and time you choose
  • Option to lock your journal using Touch ID or Face ID
  • iCloud sync keeps your journal entries safe and encrypted on iCloud

Action Button

  • Translate option for the Action button on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max to quickly translate phrases or have a conversation with someone in another language

Camera

  • Spatial video lets you capture video on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max so you can relive your memories in three dimensions on Apple Vision Pro
  • Improved Telephoto camera focusing speed when capturing small faraway objects on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max

Messages

  • Catch-up arrow lets you easily jump to your first unread message in a conversation by tapping the arrow visible in the top-right corner
  • Add sticker option in the context menu lets you add a sticker directly to a bubble
  • Memoji updates include the ability to adjust the body shape of any Memoji
  • Contact Key Verification provides automatic alerts and Contact Verification Codes to help verify people facing extraordinary digital threats are messaging only with the people they intend

Weather

  • Precipitation amounts help you stay on top of rain and snow conditions for a given day over the next 10 days
  • New widgets let you choose from next-hour precipitation, daily forecast, sunrise and sunset times, and current conditions such as Air Quality, Feels Like, and wind speed
  • Wind map snapshot helps you quickly assess wind patterns and access the animated wind map overlay to prepare for forecasted wind conditions for the next 24 hours
  • Interactive moon calendar lets you easily visualize the phase of the moon on any day for the next month

This update also includes the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • Siri support for privately accessing and logging Health app data using your voice
  • AirDrop improvements including expanded contact sharing options and the ability to share boarding passes, movie tickets, and other eligible passes by bringing two iPhones together
  • Favorite Songs Playlist in Apple Music lets you quickly get back to the songs you mark as favorites
  • Use Listening History in Apple Music can be disabled in a Focus so music you listen to does not appear in Recently Played or influence your recommendations
  • A new Digital Clock Widget lets you quickly catch a glimpse of the time on your Home Screen and while in StandBy
  • Enhanced AutoFill identifies fields in PDFs and other forms enabling you to populate them with information such as names and addresses from your contacts
  • New keyboard layouts provide support for 8 Sámi languages
  • Sensitive Content Warning for stickers in Messages prevents you from being unexpectedly shown a sticker containing nudity
  • Qi2 charger support for all iPhone 13 models and iPhone 14 models
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent wireless charging in certain vehicles

If you own iPhone XR or newer, you will receive the update. It may already be available, so make sure to check for the update. Go to Settings > General > Software Update. Once you see the update, tap Update Now and restart your iPhone.

Before upgrading make sure to take backup of your iPhone and also charge your iPhone to at least 50%.

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