Apple on Wednesday seeded the third public beta of its upcoming iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 updates for testing. The new public betas come one day after the third developer betas.
Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program can download the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 updates by opening the Settings app, going to “General,” tapping on the “Software Update” section and turning on the iOS 17 Public Beta option.
iOS 17.2 adds the Journal app, which allows iPhone and iPad users to record their daily activities and thoughts. The app offers prompts that can be used as inspiration for entries, and journal entries can include images, voice recordings, location tags, and more.
Collaborative playlists come to Apple Music, allowing users to create playlists that multiple people contribute to, and there’s also now a Favorites playlist that includes all of the music you’ve favorited. Stickers can be used as tapback reactions in the Messages app, the Action Button on the iPhone 15 Pro models can now be set to start. new Translate function and Apple has included support for iMessage Contact Key Verification.
New Weather and Clock widgets are part of the update, along with tweaks to the TV app, updates to Message syncing across devices, new Memoji options, and more.
As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users not to install any betas on their daily driver iPhone or iPad. Instead, only install betas on a device set aside for testing purposes.