30 Nov, 23

iOS 17.2 beta 4: 5 new features coming to your iPhone


According to MacRumors, this version comes with five new features, including a notification functionality that many users have been asking for.

Default Notification Sound

Apple has been running tests with iOS 17.2 beta since last month. In addition to the new Journal app, this version brings some other new features for iPhone and iPad users. With iOS 17.2 beta 4, which was released today to developers, Apple is finally letting users change the default notification sound. At the same time, the company has removed the shared playlists feature from Apple Music.

Collaborative Apple Music Playlists

As mentioned earlier, iOS 17.2 allows Apple Music users to create collaborative playlists. This way, subscribers can create playlists and let other people change the playlist by adding, removing, and reordering songs. However, it seems that this feature is gone in the fourth beta of iOS 17.2.

As noted by Aaron Zollo, the option no longer appears in the playlist settings in Apple Music after installing iOS 17.2 beta 4. It’s unclear at this point whether Apple has temporarily removed this feature or decided to push it back to another version of iOS 17. This could also just be a bug affecting iOS 17.2 beta 4.

Coverage section renamed

In this minor change, Apple swapped the word “Coverage” under Settings > General for “AppleCare & Warranty.”Everything else appears to be the same, save for a new “Warranty” section that offers coverage info about your iPhone.

Record directly to an external device

If you have an iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max, ProRes video can be “recorded directly to an external device,” MacRumors said.There was previously a warning about an external storage device not having a fast enough write speed to support external recording, but now there is an added message about the write speed of the USB-C cable.

 No more purchasing content via iTunes

A spotted iOS 17.2 code says, “You can buy or rent TV shows and find your purchases in the Apple TV,” revealing that Apple may no longer allow users to purchase films and TV shows via the iTunes app.We expect to see the official release of iOS 17.2 some time in December, which should come with the highly anticipated Journal app.