Apple has released iOS 17.2 beta 3 to the public, offering several small but notable improvements. However, users should be aware that beta software often comes with bugs. Let’s take a look at what’s new in this latest update.
One of the changes in iOS 17.2 beta 3 is an improvement to Apple Music favoriting. Previously, when a song was favorited on Apple Music, it was automatically added to the user’s library. Now, Apple gives users the option to opt out of this feature. By default, favorited songs will still be added to the library, but users can toggle this off in the settings if they prefer.
Another new feature is the ability to disable inline prediction. Inline text predictions, where the iPhone suggests words as you type, can be bothersome if they are inaccurate. With iOS 17.2 beta 3, users can now turn off this feature. Simply go to Settings > General > Keyboard, and toggle off the “Show Predictions Inline” option.
iOS 17.2 beta 3 also brings integration between Photos and Apple Music. When using the Photos app in the beta, users will be prompted to give permission for the app to access their Apple Music library. This suggests that Memories, a feature in Photos, will now be able to curate songs from Apple Music for a more personalized reminiscing experience.
Additionally, the beta brings back some old favorite wallpapers. The live bubbles wallpaper, which responds to how the user holds their phone, has returned in the Collections section of the wallpaper options. It now offers light, dark, or automatic appearances.
In addition to these changes, there are a few minor updates. The Journal app now prompts users to add a schedule, while Safari remembers the preferred timeframe for clearing browsing history.
It’s worth noting that iOS 17.2 beta 3 builds upon the previous two betas, which introduced larger additions. The first beta introduced the Journal app, allowing users to document their thoughts and activities. It also introduced collaborative Apple Music playlists and the Action Button as a shortcut to translations for iPhone 15 Pro users.
The second beta brought features like spatial video recording for iPhone 15 Pro, improvements to Siri, and warranty information in the general settings menu.
If you’re interested in trying out beta updates on your iPhone, you can enable them by following the necessary steps.
Overall, iOS 17.2 beta 3 brings a range of new features and improvements to enhance the user experience.