Beta 2 of iOS 17.2, iPadOS 17.2, MacOS Sonoma 14.2 Released for Testing
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:
- Open the “Settings” app on iPhone or iPad
- Go to “General”
- Go to “Software Update”
- 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:
- Go to the Apple menu and go to “System Settings”
- Select “General”
- Choose “Software Update”
- 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.