Apple releases the first beta version of iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 to developers

Apple today released the first betas of iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 to developers for testing purposes, with the beta arriving one day after iOS 17 launches.

Registered developers can sign up for betas by opening the Settings app, going to the Software Update section, tapping the Beta Updates option, and switching on ‌iOS 17‌ or iPadOS 17‌ Developer Beta. The Apple ID associated with the developer account is required to download and install the beta.

We don’t know yet what’s included in the iOS 17.1 beta, but there are several ‌iOS 17‌ features that weren’t included in the initial release, such as the Journal app, collaborative Apple Music playlists, an option to continue AirDrop transfers over the Internet and the ability to use stickers Like Tapback in Messages, an arrow to catch up on missed conversations in Messages, a playlist of favorite songs in ‌Apple Music‌, and a few other minor changes.

Apple has said that all of these features will be coming in a future update, so we’ll likely see some of these changes in the iOS 17.1 update.

We’ll update this post when we find out what’s new in the beta.

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