As the iPhone launch event coming up rumored for next month, Apple is also gearing up for the iOS 17 public release. It all started after the WWDC event which is when Apple released the first developer beta. And now the fifth beta of iOS 17 as well as iPadOS 17 are out to the developers. Let’s explore everything about the new beta update.
Update: Third iOS 17 Public Beta is now available with same build as fifth iOS 17 developer beta. Yes this means changes and features are also similar.
Last week Apple released second iOS 17 public beta and a re-release build of iOS 17 Developer Beta 4. There was another re-release build last month so basically till now Apple has released a total of seven developer betas of iOS 17.
Today along with iOS 17 Beta 5 and iPadOS 17 Beta 5 Apple also released macOS Sonoma 14 Developer Beta 5, watchOS 10 Developer Beta 5, and tvOS 17 Developer Beta 5.
Both iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 new betas come with same build number 21A5303d. With the fifth beta build out, we are quite close to the public release. And you will know that the journey is getting shorter by looking at the change in the build number for upcoming betas.
We are already at the fifth beta which means we can’t expect many changes and new features. The tech giant should be focusing on bug fixes and security improvements more than bringing new features. But still there will be some changes.
Since the update released recently, the changes are not known to us. Once we find the changes, we will be updating the articles with new changes on the list below.
- New Modem Update
- Storage Overview show the storage used by Synced Content
- New Automation options that give controls to Run automation after confirmation or immediately
- Some icon changes under Settings
- And some other small changes.
Currently, the fifth betas of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 are available for Developers, and the public beta similar to the fifth developer beta
should be available soon (available now). If you are already on the iOS 17 beta, you can check for the update under Settings > General > Software Update.
As the time of writing many the update page is broken for many users. Means they are getting error while checking for the update in Software Update page. But it might not be for long so if you are getting error keep on checking.