iOS 17 Public Beta 4 Released for Download

Aug 16, 2023 - 1 Comment

iOS 17 public beta

Apple has released the 4th public beta versions of iOS 17 for iPhone and iPadOS 17 for iPad, carrying the build of 21A5312c, which matches the just released iOS 17 beta 6 update.

While beta system software is intended for advanced users, anyone can install iOS 17 public beta onto a compatible iPhone, or iPadOS 17 public beta onto a compatible iPad.

Additionally Apple has released updated betas for watchOS 10 and tvOS 17, though currently absent is any update to MacOS Sonoma beta.

How to Download & Update iOS 17 Public Beta 4 / iPadOS 17 Public Beta 4

Those actively running the public betas can find the latest update available easily:

  1. Open the “Settings” app on iPhone or iPad
  2. Go to “General”
  3. Go to “Software Update”
  4. Choose to “Download and Install” for iOS 17 Public Beta 4 / iPadOS 17 Public Beta 4
  5. Agree to the new terms (I’m sure you’ll read them carefully!) and choose to install the update now

iOS 17 public beta 4 is available to download

You will need to restart the device to finish installing.

iOS 17 includes new features for iPhone, as well as some refinements, including interactive Home Screen widgets, customized Contact Posters, FaceTime Video Voicemail, Safari Profiles support, changes to Messages, new predictive typing abilities, Live Voicemail support, NameDrop contact sharing, and more.

iPadOS 17 includes new features for iPad along with changes too, including a customizable lock screen, interactive Home Screen widgets, some new changes to Stage Manager multitasking, support for Safari Profiles, FaceTime Video Voicemail, enhanced predictive typing functionality, NameDrop contact sharing, enhancements for predictive typing, NameDrop for easy contact sharing, and more.

Apple has said that iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 will be released in the fall. Typically, updates to iOS and iPadOS arrive close together, or even at the same time.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in News

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  1. Sachleen says:

    Wow great to know that ios 17 beta 4 is available now

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