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Apple working to bring new macOS Game Mode to iOS 17

by Kyle Meranda

Apple may be bringing its Game Mode feature from macOS Sonoma to devices running iOS 17, according to recent findings. Game Mode, currently exclusive to Mac computers, automatically adjusts system settings to enhance performance when playing games. However, evidence of Apple working on Game Mode for iOS and iPadOS was discovered in the code of the fourth beta release of iOS 17.

Frameworks used for controlling Game Mode in macOS Sonoma have been added to the iOS 17 beta, suggesting that Apple is exploring ways to improve gaming performance on its mobile devices. Game Mode optimizes hardware resources for games and claims to reduce Bluetooth latency, benefiting gamers using AirPods or Bluetooth controllers.

It remains uncertain whether Game Mode will be available for both iPhone and iPad or restricted to the latter. This feature is still in the experimental phase, and it’s possible Apple may decide not to include it in the final release.

During beta testing, Apple often experiments with new features, and not all of them make it to the official release. As the testing progresses, more information may emerge regarding the potential implementation of Game Mode on iOS and iPadOS.

iOS 17, which brings multiple new features, such as Lock Screen customization options, improved iMessage and FaceTime, StandBy mode, interactive widgets, and NameDrop, is now on its fourth beta release. The update is expected to be available soon for Public Beta testers as well.

For more details on installing the beta update, developers can refer to the Apple Developer website and the Apple Beta website.

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