Published on October 20, 2023, 6:57 pm
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Apple has released the second release candidate for iOS 17.1, but this update is specifically designed for the iPhone 15 lineup. The build number for this RC is 21B77, replacing the previous version, 21B74. It remains unclear why this build is exclusively for the iPhone 15 family of devices.
The previous release candidate addressed screen burn-in issues reported by users. It’s possible that this new update will also tackle overnight shutdowns that some users have been experiencing.
Developers participating in the beta-testing program can access the latest builds by visiting the Apple Developer Center or updating their iPhones through the Settings app. Once the developer versions are released, public beta versions become available and can be accessed through the Apple Beta Software Program website.
The initial iOS 17.1 beta introduced various changes, including a playlist of favorite songs in the Music app, replacing the heart icon with a star, more options for customizing album art, and a new section for recommended tracks. Additionally, AirDrop over the internet is now supported, Apple Wallet offers bank balance support for UK users, and there are new flashlight icons for iPhone 14 models along with changes to ringtones.
The second beta added display options for Standby mode, ring tone changes, and widget options.
It’s important to note that both AppleInsider and Apple recommend against installing test operating systems or other beta or RC software on critical or primary devices since there is a small chance of encountering issues that could result in data loss. Testers should use non-essential hardware and backup critical data.
If you come across any changes in the new builds or have any feedback, you can reach out to AppleInsider on Twitter at @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU. Alternatively, you can send Andrew an email at [email protected].
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Original article posted by Fox News