Apple released the second developer beta of iOS 17.2 for iPhone on November 9, and there are some new features for Camera and Siri and quite a few changes from iOS 17.2 beta 1.
Apple's big iOS 17 software update for iPhone was released on September 18, and it will continue to test iOS 17 point releases as betas beforehand until iOS 18 comes out next year. But does your iPhone work with iOS 17 or any iOS 17.x releases to come? Apple kicked three iPhone models to the curb, limiting them to the latest iOS 16 updates.
The newest iPadOS version, iPadOS 17.0, was released on September 28, and some iPad models that worked on iOS 16 are not compatible with iPadOS 17.0 or any future iPadOS 17.x releases. Here are the iPad models that do and don't work.
How To: 15+ New Apple Notes Features for iPhone and iPad That Will Finally Make It Your Go-To Notes App
Apple Notes started with humble beginnings as a scratchpad of sorts, a place for us to stash some simple text for later. It's received many upgrades over the years, but Apple's latest iPhone software update is a game-changer.
How To: Create Safari Profiles to Separate Browsing Activity for Personal, Work, and Other Topics on Your iPhone or iPad
Apple is finally adding profiles to Safari, so you can now keep your personal, work, and other topical browsing totally separate in their own instances, with their own history, cookies, website data, and active extensions.
While the iPhone came before the first Android smartphone, every new iOS version seems to include a wealth of features already existing on Android, and iOS 17 is no exception.
The last iOS software update was a modest one, but iOS 17.4 has a lot in store for your iPhone. Many of the exciting changes in iOS 17.4, as well as iPadOS 17.4, apply to users in the European Union (EU), which will comply with the requirements set by the Digital Markets Act (DMA). But there are still quite a few new features and changes for everyone in the U.S. to enjoy.
Pretty soon, there will be more emoji on your iPhone's keyboard that you can send as reactions or stickers or insert wherever else you use emoji — and it's about time. It's been nearly a year since the last emoji update for iOS, and we only received support for 31 new ones then. This upcoming iOS 17 software update is bringing almost four times as many.
Since the feature-packed public release of iOS 17, we've seen iOS 17.1, iOS 17.2, and iOS 17.3 bring even more new features to iPhone. But the work is not done for this year's major software update. Over the months, Apple will continue to deploy more point releases, and you'll be able to test out any new features and changes Apple has in store before everyone else if you're a developer or public beta tester.
Since Apple's feature-packed iPadOS 17.0 release, we've seen iPadOS 17.1, iPadOS 17.2, and iPadOS 17.3 bring even more new features to iPad. But there is still plenty of work ahead. Until the day iPadOS 18 comes around, Apple will continue to deploy more point releases, and you'll be able to test out any new features and changes Apple has in store before everyone else if you're a developer or public beta tester.
How To: Create and Use Collaborative Playlists on Apple Music with Your Friends (Works on iPhone, Android, and More)
Collaboration is available in many different Apple apps, from Notes and Reminders to Photos, Freeform, and even Files. Now you can add to the list Apple Music, which will let you collaborate on playlists with friends.