Beta 2 of iOS 17.2, iPadOS 17.2, MacOS Sonoma 14.2 Released for Testing

Nov 10, 2023 - 4 Comments

Betas of iOS 17.2, iPadOS 17.2, and MacOS Sonoma 14.2

Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 17.2 for iPhone, iPadOS 17.2 for iPad, and macOS Sonoma 14.2 for Mac. The beta versions are available now to users participating in the beta testing programs for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.

iOS 17.2 beta includes the Journal app, which lets users track their lives in digital journal entries with photos, video, voice recordings, media, and whatever else you feel like feeding into the digital machine and iCloud.

Betas of macOS Sonoma 14.2, iPadOS 17.2, and iOS 17.2 also include an ability to add stickers from iMessage contextual menus. Presumably the versions will also patch bugs, add security enhancements, and provide other smaller changes to the operating systems as well.

How to Download iOS 17.2 Beta 2 & iPadOS 17.2 Beta 2

If you are participating in the beta programs for iOS/iPadOS 17, you can download beta 2 as follows:

  1. Open the “Settings” app on iPhone or iPad
  2. Go to “General”
  3. Go to “Software Update”
  4. Choose to update to iOS 17.2 Beta 2 or iPadOS 17.2 Beta 2

Remember, you can opt into or opt-out of beta updates for iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 beta on iPhone or iPad at any time, through the Software Update section of Settings.

How to Download MacOS Sonoma 14.2 Beta 2 Update

If you’re actively enrolled in the macOS Sonoma beta program, 14.2 beta 2 can be downloaded as follows:

  1. Go to the  Apple menu and go to “System Settings”
  2. Select “General”
  3. Choose “Software Update”
  4. Click on “Update Now” for MacOS Sonoma 14.1 Beta 3

Mac users can also choose to opt into or opt out of beta updates at any time through the Software Update section of Settings on macOS.

The beta process typically goes through several iterations before releasing final versions, so it’s likely that final versions of iOS 17.2, iPadOS 17.2, and macOS Sonoma 14.2 will be released sometime this month or next.

The latest final stable builds of system software for Apple devices are currently iOS 17.1.1 for iPhone, ipadOS 17.1.1 for iPad, macOS Sonoma 14.1.1, MacOS Ventura 13.6.1, macOS Monterey 12.7.1, iOS 16.7.2, iPadOS 16.7.2, ipadOS 15.8, and iOS 15.8, along with watchOS 10.1.1 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 17.1 for Apple TV.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in News


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  1. expobill says:

    Seems to me that most safari web connection problems are on the website’s site for blocking those using this “extra-ultra-private-dont_track_me” feature in private browsing were local news sites wont launch a link while the other proximate sites like ESPN, etc. seem to work fine.

    I am also noticing some linked pages of a product wont go to the item or even interact, enlarge or turn a color when hovering over the link. These features work in Waterfox using Sonoma 14.latest

    Monterey does not have these problems but does not have that “extra-ultra-private-dont_track_me” safari feature.

    hoped this helped.

  2. Dennis Boyter says:

    Has anyone at Apple seriously addressed the Safari troubles with Sonoma? Many have reported problems – failure to load websites, images, etc. I have resorted, after many years with Safari, to using Firefox, which works fine. Apple seems to ignore an issue that has generated much frustration and anger among Mac users. Safari is fine with the iPhone and iPad. What gives?

    • Josh says:

      I have an issue with Safari in Sonoma where it will cut off the last characters (or words) that I’m typing in Safari, especially the URl/search bar. It is so aggravating, and it makes me have to search again with the same query typed out in full again.

      Sometimes I wonder how things that worked forever, like Safari, get broken, but maybe it’s from employee turnover and lack of care.

      • Paul says:

        Hey Josh, I experience this too in Safari with Sonoma. If I type something like “what color is Venus” it will cut to something like this “what color is V”, and I have to type it again. Weird bug, and a frustrating one.

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