Apple’s iOS 17.1 beta 2 release is now in the hands of developers and there are a number of changes in this release compared to the previous one. There aren’t any big ones, but there are changes worth noting.
The iOS 17.1 update isn’t expected to roll out to the public for a few weeks yet and we can likely expect there to be more betas before it does.
As for what’s new in this second beta, 9to5Mac tells us that the update brings back the new iOS 17 ringtones that were removed from the very first beta, although there aren’t any new ones. We don’t expect them to disappear again before the update rolls out to the public, either.
This new update also includes some new options for the StandBy feature including one that allows people to turn the display off automatically. This is the first time that option has been made available. There’s also a new option to turn it off after 20 seconds, too.
Another addition is a fix for an issue that caused Remote Widgets to fail to appear properly, while this new beta also adds support for the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2’s Double Tap Feature so long as the latest watchOS 10.1 beta is also installed.
There remains no sign of Apple’s new Journal app, but the company did say that it would be available later this year so hopefully that will arrive soon.