We are less than a month away from the release of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17. This means that beta testing will end soon. Apple currently offers weekly beta updates, seeding the sixth beta today.
As we near the end of the beta testing period, Apple’s focus on significant improvements and refinements has reduced the size of the updates, but there are still some notable changes in the latest beta.
Instead of having to tap to select a photo option from a list in the Messages app, you can now long press the “+” button to bring up the photo picker.
In a previous beta, Apple moved the red end call button in the Phone app from the bottom center of the interface to the bottom right. Given that people are used to tapping in the middle, this was not a popular change.
In beta 6, Apple moved the call end button back in the middleback to where it was before iOS 16.
Apple has further tweaked the animations used for moods in the mood tracking feature. Rings around each mood now animate faster around each shape, adding more rings.
photo splash screen
When you open the Photos app for the first time, you’ll see a new splash screen to learn about new features.
display and brightness
The wallpaper icon has been updated to the “iOS 17” wallpaper in the “Display & Brightness” section of the Settings app.
Other features in iOS 17 beta 6
Do you know of any features not on this list? Let us know in the comments below.
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