iOS 17.5 build 21F5048f

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iOS 17.5 build 21F5048f is the official Beta 1 release of iOS 17.5, which was released to Apple developers on 2 April 2024, then to public beta testers a few days later.[1][2]

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • In the Books app, a new indicator for the user's reading goals has been added next to their icon.
  • The 'Quartiles' word game has been added for Apple News+ subscribers.[3]
  • The Podcasts widget will now be color matched to the episode currently being played.[4]
  • The "Details" widget for the Weather app has been adjusted to have a slightly smaller font.
  • An icon has been added for the "Passkey Access for Web Browsers" page in the Settings app.
  • Mobile Device Management solutions can now enforce an iOS beta version during Automated Device Enrollment.

Findings[edit | edit source]

  • References to a battery health menu for iPad devices has been found in this build, suggesting its inclusion for iOS 17.5.
  • Code suggests that users will soon be able to block all participants in a group FaceTime call.
  • Strings for third-party item tracker alerts have been found in this build.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Clover, Juli. Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 to Developers, MacRumors. 2 April 2024.
  2. Clover, Juli. Apple Releases First Public Beta of iOS 17.5, MacRumors. 4 April 2024.
  3. Rossignol, Joe. iOS 17.5 Adds New 'Quartiles' Word Game for Apple News+ Subscribers, MacRumors. 10 April 2024.
  4. Rossignol, Joe. Here's Everything New in iOS 17.5 Beta 1 So Far, MacRumors. 3 April 2024.