iOS 17 beta 3 build number 21A5277j is a new version released by Apple, one week after the rollout of the initial version. The rerelease comes to fix some of the bugs and issues of the previous version and prepare the public beta seed!
iOS 17 Beta 3 Rerelease
- 1. Open Settings -> General -> Software Update using an iPhone XS or later model.
Tip: Apple recommends you to use a secondary device and perform a full encrypted backup before starting.
- 2. Tap on Beta Updates and select iOS 17 Developer Beta option!
- 3. iOS 17 Beta 3 will show up on the Software Update screen. Tap Update Now, agree with the terms, input Passcode and be patient until the new software is requested, downloaded, prepared, verified and installed on your device!
iOS 17 Beta 3 Bugs
New and ongoing issues reported for this version are tracked here:
- 1. Keyboard covers text field making it impossible to see what you type. Happens with various apps like: Messages, Telegram, ChatGPT, LINE, etc. Not fixed for dwojc6 and others.
Troubleshoot: Force quit and reopen app.
Workaround 1: Write your reply in Notes or any other text editing app. Copy the text and paste it into the bugged app using the three-finger pinch-out gesture!
Workaround 2: Command: “Siri, turn on Voice Control”! | Command 2: “Hide keyboard”! Thanks Marcel for this tip.
- 2. Widgets not working on Lock Screen in this version including: Fitness, Find My, Wallet, Apple Music, Mail, Weather, etc. Reported by bqargen.
Workaround: Open the app in question and widget will populate, but data might disappear again later.
- 3. Adblockers not working in this version. AdGuard stopped blocking ads for Techdawgg.
- 4. Maps slow acting as overloaded for some Reddit users.
- 5. Threads crashes when trying to upload images. Reported by Eddygraphic.
Workaround: Open Photos and use the share to Threads option! To send image replies copy picture from Photos and paste into reply field.
- 6. Google Fi app crashes in this version too!
- 7. Wireless charging not working for some users. Are you also affected?
Fix: Reboot device.
- 8. Live Wallpapers not working for some users.
Tip: Use Live Photos captured with an iPhone 11 Pro or later.
- 9. Carrier signal bar not showing in Home Screen status bar for SnkArmz.
Fix: Reboot device.
- 10. Unable to Verify Update when installing iOS 17 Beta 3?
Fix: Go to Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage and delete the iOS 17 update file. Next, restart the update process.
- 11. Stock wallpaper not showing for Mario555 and others.
Fix: Change iPhone region as shown here.
- 12. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)
iOS 17 Beta 3 Notes
iOS 17 Beta 3 Bug Fixes
Issues fixed in this version are mentioned here:
- 1. Keyboard issues are reported as fixed by some users. Can you confirm it?
- 2. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)
Have you installed iOS 17 beta 3 on iPhone? Noticed any changes, features, fixes or issues not mentioned here! Share your feedback in the comments please!
Related: Apple has also seeded iPadOS 17 beta 3 (21A5277j), macOS Sonoma 14 beta 3 (23A5286i), watchOS 10 beta 3 (21R5305e), tvOS 17 beta 3 (21J5303h) and HomePod 17 beta 3!