iOS 17 Public Beta Issues, Features, Download [How To]

iOS 17 public beta

iOS 17 Public Beta

iOS 17 Public Beta build number 21A5277j is available for download on iPhone XS and later models! It’s the identical version of the iOS 17 Developer Beta 3 rerelease! Check out the current issues, new features and more!

iOS 17 Public Beta Download

iOS 17 public beta download
You can install this beta on any compatible iPhone model as long as Beta updates are enabled on the device:

  • 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 Public Beta. iOS 17 Public Beta should show up on the Software Update screen.
  • 3. Go for Download and Install or 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 Public Beta Issues

Below you can find the bugs reported for this version along with available workarounds:

  • 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. Stock wallpaper not showing for Mario555 and others.
    Fix: Change iPhone region as shown here.
  • 11. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

iOS 17 Public Beta Release Notes

Apple has published and extended update log for this version. You can check them by tapping the screenshot available below:
ios 17 beta 3 release notes

iOS 17 Public Beta Features

Issues fixed in this version are mentioned here:

  • 1. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

Have you installed iOS 17 Public Beta on iPhone? Noticed any features, fixes or issues not mentioned here! Share your feedback in the comments please!

Related: Apple has also seeded iPadOS 17 Public Beta (21A5277j), macOS Sonoma 14 Public Beta (23A5286i), watchOS 10 Public Beta (21R5305e), tvOS 17 Public Beta (21J5303h) and HomePod 17 Public Beta!