Apple unveils the latest beta versions: iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS 14 Sonoma now available to the public! This means that anyone can now access and test out these new updates. Here are the details.
To get the iOS 17 public beta, simply navigate to the "Settings" app on your iPhone and select the update channel. However, before proceeding, you need to register your Apple ID on a separate Apple Beta Software Program website. The exciting news is that Apple has recently made it free to acquire developer status.
The system will check if your Apple ID is enrolled in either the Apple Beta Software Program or the Apple Developer Program. If you are a part of either program, you will be able to download and install the iOS 17 update right away. If not, you will have to wait for the official release.
It's important to note that iOS 17 is compatible with the following devices:
- All models of iPhone 14
- All models of iPhone 13
- All models of iPhone 12
- All models of iPhone 11
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone SE (2020 and 2022)
Before proceeding with the update, it's highly recommended to back up your device. This way, you can easily revert to the previous operating system if any issues arise during the beta testing phase.
Some of the new iOS 17 features:
- Safari profiles (Personal, Home, Work etc.)
- Call personalization
- Live voicemail
- All your iMessage apps in one place
- All your stickers in one place
- Search filters for messages
- Message transcription
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