After releasing a minor incremental update, iOS 17.1.1 to the public earlier this week, Apple now releases iOS 17.2 beta 2 and iPadOS 17.2 beta 2 to developers. It will also be available to public beta testers soon.
iOS 17.2 is going to be the second big update in the iOS 17 series. In iOS 17.1 Apple added a bunch of new features and improvements, and the company is testing iOS 17.2 with the same goal. The first beta of iOS 17.2 was released two weeks back.
Today, along with iOS 17.2 Beta 2 and iPadOS 17.2 Beta 2, Apple also released watchOS 10.2 Beta 2, tvOS 17.2 Beta 2, macOS Sonoma 14.2 Beta 2, macOS Ventura 13.6.3 RC2, and AirPods Pro 2 firmware 6.2.
Both iOS 17.2 Beta 2 and iPadOS 17.2 Beta 2 come with the same build number 21C5040g. Coming to the improvements and changes, there are some notable changes. You can find all the changes on the list below.
- iOS 17.2 beta 2 brings Spatial video recording for Vision Pro (only for iPhone 15 Pro models)
- Siri improvements for more commands like altitude, ETA
- Suggestions in Journal app
- Dedicated coverage page moved to Settings > General
- Apps and Games section in App Store shows categories on top, above temporary cards
- Sensitive content warning expands to contact posters
- There are some bug fixes as well
The second beta of iOS 17.2 is currently available to developers, but it will also coming to public beta testers soon without the next 24 hours. If you have enabled the beta updates on your eligible iPhone or already updated to the first beta, you will receive the second beta OTA update. You can check for the update in Settings > General > Software Update.
Before switching to beta build from public build make sure to take backup first. And also charge your iPhone to at least 50%.