Apple releases public beta of iOS 17.4 and revised build for developers

Last week, Apple originally released the iOS 17.4 beta to developers. For unawares, iOS 17.4 is a substantial upgrade that complies with changes required by European Union antitrust legislation. Needless to say, the update bags a big list of changes. Today, Apple releases the public beta of iOS 17.4 alongside a revised build for developers.

As per the details, the revised build addresses major issues affecting those who installed the first beta. Apple plants the revised build with a 21E5184k build number, whereas, last week’s build was seeding with a 21E5184i build number. The public beta weighs a whopping 6.08GB in size, which remains the same as last week’s build.

ios 17.4 public beta

iOS 17.4 beta includes several changes to the iPhone especially to the users who reside in Europe. The list includes a much-awaited sideloading feature, support for third-party app store, the ability to switch default web browser, Real-Time transcription in Podcasts, 30 New Emojis, Modem Update, and more.

Here’s the complete list of changes coming with the first beta of iOS 17.4.

  • 3rd party app store support (EU)
  • App Sideloading (EU)
  • Ability to Switch Default Web Browser
  • Browsers don’t have to use WebKit, instead can use their own engiones (EU)
  • Contactless and NFC option in Privacy ans Security settings
  • Two new options in recently added Stolen Device Protection settings
  • Listen Now in Apple Music is renamed as Home
  • Messaging with Siri has more language options to choose from
  • Real Time transcription in Podcast
  • 30 New Emojis
  • Modem Update
  • And some other features

Now if you are a developer or public beta tester, then you can try out the iOS 17.4 beta on your iPhone. The update is available for all iPhone users running on iOS 17 or newer. Since this is a beta there could be some bugs.

If you decide to opt for beta, you can choose beta updates in Settings > General > Software Update > Beta Updates. Before installing the update make sure to tak backup and charge your iPhone to at least 50%.

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Haneet is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of YTECHB. He has a huge passion for tinkering with latest smartphones, wearables, smart home devices, smart TVs, and more. As an avid Apple Ecosystem user, he loves customizing his iPhone and iPad to suit his needs. For tips, you can connect Haneet at In 2019, Haneet and the YTECHB team exclusively shared the wallpapers of iPhone 11 right before the launch event. In 2020, Haneet alongside his team members shared exclusive renders and official photos of two Samsung Galaxy smartphones - the Galaxy M11, and Galaxy M21. Later, the YTECHB team leaks information about Motorola's feature phones and Razr 3. In the last few months, our team shared Galaxy S24 Ultra leaks and more. You may come across his work getting mentioned in The Times of India, India Today, Hindustan Times, NDTV, TechRadar, Digital Trends, Yahoo News, GSMArena, Android Authority, Android Central, Android Headlines, SamMobile, XDA, 9to5Google, and many other publications. He works across news, updates, features, guides, and more. If YTECHB writes about it, you can expect him to be involved in some way.

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