Apple Releases Second Betas of iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3

Apple has released the second betas of iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3 to developers for testing purposes. The updates introduce new features and enhancements.


iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3 Updates

Apple has seeded the second betas of iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3 to developers for testing purposes. These updates come three weeks after the release of the first betas.

Registered developers can access the betas by going to the Settings app, selecting the Software Update section, and toggling on the iOS 17 or iPadOS 17 Developer Beta. An Apple ID associated with a developer account is required.

iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3 come with new features and improvements that aim to enhance the user experience.

Stolen Device Protection Feature

One of the notable features in iOS 17.3 is the Stolen Device Protection. This feature adds an extra layer of security by limiting access to private information if someone obtains both the iPhone and passcode.

When the Stolen Device Protection is activated, Face ID or Touch ID verification is required for tasks such as accessing passwords in iCloud Keychain, disabling Lost Mode, making Safari purchases with saved payment credentials, and more.

Additionally, there are features that require verification and have a one-hour delay to access, including changing the Apple ID passcode, iPhone passcode, disabling Find My, and disabling Face ID.

Collaborative Apple Music Playlists

Another feature introduced in iOS 17.3 is the ability to create and share collaborative Apple Music playlists. This allows Apple Music subscribers to share their playlists with others and build shared song lists.

Collaborative playlists are easy to use and can be shared through a link. Users can also react to the playlists using emojis, adding a fun and interactive element to the sharing experience.

The iOS 17.3 update is expected to be released later in January, bringing these new features and enhancements to Apple device users.