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Banglazed

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iOS 17 Beta 6

Release Date
― August 15, 2023
Build Numbers ― 21A5312c
Darwin Kernel Version ― 23.0.0: Thu Aug 10 02:08:19 PDT 2023; root:xnu-10002.2.8~2

iOS 17 Beta 6 Release Notes

New Features & Changes
New Issues
Remaining Issues
Resolved Issues

Additional Notes


How to install beta via OTA?
  1. Enable Beta Updates (Settings>General>Software Updates>Beta Updates)
  2. Check and sign into the right Apple ID to access beta
  3. Select which beta you would like to receive (Public/Developer)
  4. Hit "Back" and pull down to refresh
  5. Do an encrypted backup or iCloud backup before installing the beta from release build
  6. Install the beta
If you no longer wish to receive beta updates:
  1. Turn off the Beta Updates (you can also sign out of your Apple ID to unlink your developer account)
  2. Wait for the next public release or follow the guide below to install the IPSW release build
Troubleshoot: Sometimes, the beta update will not show so you may need to enable/disable Airplane Mode or restart your device before rechecking for update.

How to install beta via IPSW on Mac?
  1. You will need to install either Xcode beta or MobileDevice.pkg which can be extracted from the Xcode beta (tap with two finger or right click to Show Package Content>Contents>Resources>Packages>MobileDevice.pkg - this will work on older Macs that do not support the latest macOS or Xcode beta)
  2. Do an encrypted backup in Finder in case you need to restore your device
  3. Hold down Option + Check for Update and select the appropriate IPSW file for your device (whether you're updating to a newer/beta firmware, reinstalling the same firmware or downgrading to previous firmware while retaining all your data) downloaded from Apple using your free developer account. Note: You must have an active internet connection as it will check the IPSW signing status before it will proceed with the update.
  4. Enter your iPhone passcode once prompted to proceed.
Notes/Tips:
  • Always keep a backup in case you need to restore your data if you restore your device
  • It may be better to close all apps before installing the updates and/or turn off your device for about a minute or restart a few minutes after your device is updated
  • You can also manually select the IPSW if you are restoring your device using Option + Restore iPhone. Restore will wipe all your personal data which you will need to restore your backup either using iCloud backup or Finder/iTunes backup
  • You do not need to install the MobileDevice.pkg from each Xcode beta version unless Finder does not recognize the new iOS beta
  • There is no MobileDevice.pkg equivalent to iTunes for PC which would require a new iTunes to support new/beta iOS
  • If you receive a new iPhone, you can connect to Mac to update or restore your device to the latest iOS before setting up your device.
  • You can also use the Recovery Mode/DFU to update or restore your device by manually selecting IPSW
  • iPhone 14 Pro/Max: 2.08.01
  • iPhone SE (3rd gen): 2.07.03
  • iPhone 13/mini/Pro/Max: 3.06.01
  • iPhone 12/mini/Pro/Max: 4.06.01
  • iPhone 11/Pro/Max/SE (2nd gen)/iPad Air (4th gen): 4.00.00
  • iPhone XR/XS/Max: 5.50.03
  • Qualcomm iPhone 8/8 Plus/X: 8.03.00
  • Intel iPhone 8/8 Plus/X: 5.03.00
Australia
  • Optus - 51.0
  • Telstra - 52.7
  • Vodafone AU - 51.0
Belgium
  • BASE - 33.0
  • Orange B - 32.5.7
  • Proximus - 45.0
  • Telenet - 44.1
Brazil
  • Claro Brasil - 55.0
  • Vivo - 55.0
  • TIM -
  • Oi -
Canada
  • Videotron - 53.0
  • Rogers - 41.0
  • Fido - 55.0
  • Bell - 54.8.14
  • Telus - 54.8.8
  • Public Mobile - 54.8.4
  • Freedom/Shaw Mobile - 54.8.6
  • Fizz - 53.0
  • Virgin Mobile - 50.0
Denmark
  • 3 DK - 46.7.11
  • TDC 54.0
France
  • Bouygues Telecom - 40.0
  • Orange France - 55.0
Germany
  • Vodafone.de - 55.0
  • Telekom.de - 55.0
  • O2-DE - 55.0
Greece:
  • Cosmote - 38.0
Guatemala
  • TIGO GT - 49.0
India
  • Airtel - 54.10
  • Jio - 54.10.2 (iPhone) and 54.8.4 (iPad)
  • Vi India (Vodafone Idea) - 54.0
Ireland
  • Eir - 33.5
  • Vodafone IE - 38.0
Mexico
  • AT&T - 54.8.7
  • Telcel - 54.8.9
Morocco
  • Orange - 50.0
Netherlands
  • KPN - 54.0
  • Vodafone NL - 45.0
Poland
  • T-Mobile -
  • Orange - 49.6.3 (Voice & SMS)
  • Play - 31.0
Portugal
  • Vodafone P - 40.0
Romania
  • Orange RO - 53.7.2
Southeast Asia
  • Singapore Singtel -
  • Philippines Globe - 53.7.2
  • Philippines Globe (iPad) - 38.0
  • Philippines Smart - 54.0
  • Thailand AIS - 53.0
  • Thailand DTAC - 53.0
  • Malaysia Umobile - 33.0
  • Malaysia Maxis -33.0
  • Malaysia Digi -
  • Malaysia celcom -
  • Hong Kong - 32.0
  • Taiwan -
Spain
  • Orange ES - 55.0
  • DIGI ES - 54.8.4
  • Vodafone ES - 54.8.8
Sweden
  • Comviq -
  • Tre - 31.0
Switzerland
  • Salt - 53.0
  • Sunrise - 54.0
  • Swisscom - 55.0
Turkey
  • Turkcell (Lifecell) - 36.5.5
  • Vodafone TR - 32.0
  • Turk Telekom - 32.0
United Kingdom
  • EE - 55.0
  • BT-UK (EE MVNO)- 50.0.1
  • Three - 55.0
  • iD Mobile (Three MVNO) - 55.0
  • O2-UK - 50.0
  • Giffgaff (O2 MVNO) - 41.0
  • Vodafone UK - 54.8.8
  • Virgin Mobile (EE MVNO) - 39.5
  • Lebara (Vodafone MVNO) - 51.0
United States
  • AT&T - 55.0.2
  • Cricket - 40.5.2
  • FirstNet - 51.0
  • FirstNet (iPad) - 41.7.6
  • Metro (TMO MVNO) - 54.0.1
  • Spectrum (VZW MVNO) - 54.8.11
  • T-Mobile - 55.0
  • TracFone/Straight Talk/Walmart Family Mobile - 55.0
  • U.S. Cellular - 46.7.24
  • Ultra/Mint Mobile (TMO MVNO) - 54.0.1
  • Verizon - 55.0
  • Verizon (iPad) - 41.0
  • Visible (VZW MVNO) - 51.0.1
  • Xfinity Mobile - 52.0
Finland
  • DNA - 52.7
Other
  • Docomo - 32.5.10
  • AlwaysOnline -

Historical beta release chart
 
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2Xtreme21

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Nov 25, 2013
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Was waiting for this all evening. Honestly I’m a bit worried about updating given how damn smooth B5 is, but screw it— diving in!
 
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ibookemo

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Jun 17, 2009
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Beta 5 has been really smooth for me. It’s going to be actually funny if 6 introduces something unexpected. All good fun though, enjoying these late stage development betas.
 

twx

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Sep 22, 2017
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Widgets on my Home Screen show up as empty white boxes. Restarted my phone and didn't help. FWIW, it's the Paku AQI widget and the Carrot Weather widget.
 
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Paddle1

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May 1, 2013
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An option to call carrier voicemail has been added to the phone app when Live Voicemail is enabled.
 

one more

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Widgets on my Home Screen show up as empty white boxes. Restarted my phone and didn't help.

That’s a bummer, as my Home Screen is also filled with widgets and I am still on PB3. Let us know if you find a way of fixing it. 🖐️
 

ibookemo

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Jun 17, 2009
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Funny new bug for me on 2 devices. My banking app, which worked in beta 5, now displays the following message when launched:

”No Connectivity
Please verify you have cellular network or WiFi connection”
 

twx

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Sep 22, 2017
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That’s a bummer, as my Home Screen is also filled with widgets and I am still on PB3. Let us know if you find a way of fixing it. 🖐️
A few widgets work, but some are totally broken. The normal iOS weather widget says "location services off", even though location services are enabled.
 
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