Apple has released the fourth iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 beta builds to developers and they contain a huge number of new features and changes. The Journal app is finally available for testing, alongside a selection of new widgets for Weather and Clock apps. The Music app has received further enhancements, while other apps like Notes, Messages, Books and others have also received updates.
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What’s new in iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 beta 4?
Nov 28 – Apple has released the fourth developer beta updates.
Nov 14 – Apple has released the third developer beta updates.
Oct 26 – Apple released the first developer beta to testers. The update features the following new features and changes:
- Journal app
- Translate option for Action button on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max
- Focus filter for Music
- New widgets for Clock and Weather apps
- Collaborative playlists in Music app
- “Fast Fade” page turning option in Books app
- Rainbow color option for text in contact posters
Check out our coverage of all the new features in iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 beta updates.
Can you install iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 beta 4 on your iPhone or iPad?
If you were able to install iOS 17/iPadOS 17 on your devices, your device is compatible with the new beta updates. Here is the list of compatible devices:
- iPhone 15
- iPhone 15 Plus
- iPhone 15 Pro
- iPhone 15 Pro Max
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPhone SE (3rd generation)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (6th-gen, 5th-gen, 4th-gen, 3rd-gen, 2nd-gen)
- 11-inch iPad Pro (4th-gen, 3rd-gen, 2nd-gen, 1st-gen)
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- iPad (6th-gen, 7th-gen, 8th-gen, 9th-gen, 10th-gen)
- iPad Air (3rd-gen, 4th-gen, 5th-gen)
- iPad mini (5th-gen, 6th-gen)
How to upgrade your iPhone or iPad to iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 beta 4
To install the developer beta update, you will need an Apple Developer Account which usually costs $99/year. If you sign in with the same account on your iPhone or iPad, you should see the option to switch to the developer beta when you go to Settings > General > Software Update > Beta Updates.
Alternatively, you can wait for the public beta, which is available for free.
No matter which beta you want to install, here are the steps you should follow:
- Make sure your device is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.
- Do a complete iCloud backup of your device.
- Charge your device to at least 50% battery capacity.
- Go to Settings > General > Software Update.
- Tap Download and Install.
- Enter your passcode or use Face ID or Touch ID to authenticate.
- Your device will download and install the update. This may take some time.
- Once the update is complete, your device will restart.