Apple Releases Beta 2 Versions of iOS 17.1, iPadOS 17.1, and MacOS Sonoma 14.1
Apple has recently launched the second beta versions of MacOS Sonoma 14.1, iOS 17.1, and iPadOS 17.1 for users who are participating in the beta testing programs. These beta 2 builds are initially available for developers and are soon followed by the release of public betas.
While the major releases of iOS 17.1, iPadOS 17.1, and MacOS Sonoma 14.1 have already brought numerous new features, these beta versions are expected to include additional functionalities that were initially announced but didn’t make it into the first release builds.
For those who are already enrolled in the iOS and iPadOS beta programs, downloading beta 2 of iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 is a straightforward process. Simply follow these steps:
1. Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Choose “General” from the options.
3. Select “Software Update”.
4. Tap on the option to download and install iOS 17.1 Beta 2 or iPadOS 17.1 Beta 2.
Similarly, if you’re part of the Sonoma beta program and wish to access beta 2 of MacOS Sonoma 14.1, follow these instructions:
1. Go to the Apple menu on your Mac and choose “System Preferences”.
2. Select “General”.
3. Click on “Software Update”.
4. Finally, choose “Update Now” to install MacOS Sonoma 14.1 Beta 2.
Please note that if you have recently opted out of the beta program for iOS or iPadOS 17, you will not find these beta updates available on your device. The same applies to the Sonoma beta program for macOS; if you have chosen to stop receiving beta updates, you will not see the availability of the beta 2 update.
It’s worth mentioning that Apple typically goes through several beta versions before releasing the final version to the general public. Therefore, it is reasonable to expect the final versions of iOS 17.1, iPadOS 17.1, and MacOS Sonoma 14.1 to be released later this month or possibly in the next month.
So, if you’re part of the beta testing programs, make sure to update your devices to enjoy the latest features and improvements offered by these new beta versions of iOS, iPadOS, and MacOS.