Initial Public Beta of iOS 17.3 Now Available, Features Stolen Device Security

Apple releases first iOS 17.3 beta with Stolen Device Protection (Credit: 9to5Mac)
Apple releases first iOS 17.3 beta with Stolen Device Protection (Credit: 9to5Mac)

Apple releases 1st public beta of iOS 17.3 with stolen device protection

Apple is now letting people try out the early versions of its upcoming software updates, iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3, before they’re officially released. To get these test versions, users need to go to their phone settings, find the “Software Update” section, click on “Beta Updates,” and then pick either iOS 17 or iPadOS 17 Public Beta. Before doing this, they have to sign up on Apple’s testing website.

One big feature in iOS 17.3 is the Stolen Device Protection. This is like an extra security guard for your iPhone if it gets stolen. If someone steals your iPhone and tries to use your passcode, they’ll need to also use Face ID or Touch ID to access things like your saved passwords, turning off the Lost Mode, erasing everything on your phone, and using your saved payment info on Safari.

Another cool thing in this update is collaborative Apple Music playlists. This means that Apple Music users can now create playlists together with their friends or family who also like the same music. All they have to do is tap on the person-shaped icon and share the link to turn any playlist into a collaborative one.

Just a little while ago, Apple released iOS 17.2, which gave a special ability to users with the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Now, they can record something called ‘spatial video,’ which is a cool way to capture important moments in life. Apple says this feature will be available for everyone early next year in 2024.

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