Apple seeds iOS 17.4 release candidate to developers

iOS 17.4 is one of the most anticipated updates for the iPhone. Apple today seeds the release candidate build of iOS 17.4 to developers, which means we are just a few days away from the public release.

Apple pushes the software to eligible iPhones with the 21E217 firmware version. The release candidate is already available for both developers and public beta testers with a size of around 6.22GB. If your iPhone is running on iOS 17, then you are eligible for the anticipated iOS 17.4 update.

iOS 17.4 release candidate update

For unawares, Apple tests the upcoming software upgrade by pushing release candidates prior to the public release. This is the final build, indeed, the same will be released to the public most probably by the next week.

iOS 17.4 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 iOS 17.4 update.

  • 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

If you are in a hurry and want to try out these features, then you can upgrade your iPhone to iOS 17.4 release candidate, by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update > Beta Updates.

Before installing the update make sure to take a backup and charge your iPhone to at least 50%.

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