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Apple has released the second beta of iOS 17.1 to developers. It immediately follows a release last week where different improvements were made.

The second beta for public testers is expected to be released in a day or two, as the Cupertino giant implemented this in last week’s Beta 1 release. In those updates, Apple introduced various enhancements, including enabling support for AirDrop data transfer over the internet and the Nintendo Switch N64 Controller. Sadly, as we noted before, the Journal app was still unavailable in that beta, albeit it was good news that the update enabled the flashlight icon indicator in all iPhones with Dynamic Island. As expected, more improvements like those are introduced in Beta 2 of iOS 17.1.

Apple is also exploring fixes for some issues that surfaced in the introduction of the original iOS 17 update. To recall, some users reported experiencing overheating issues in their iPhone 15 units, resulting in speculations that the titanium frames and the powerful performance of the A17 Pro chip are causing it. The giant, however, denied this, saying it spotted a bug in the system and that the third-party apps are causing system overload.

After that, recent reports claim that the wireless charging pad in BMW is causing the iPhone 15 NFC chip to break. Nonetheless, users say this is not limited to BMW, iPhone 15, or the NFC chip being damaged. As per recent Reddit threads, older iPhone models also overheat when they are charged on the wireless pads of other vehicle brands and models, such as Mercedes Benz E; BMW M2, X5, and series 4; Audi S3, Q8, and A5; Tesla Model S and Model 3; and Porsche 911.

The company is reportedly working on a fix for these issues. The overheating iPhone 15 is expected to have its solution in iOS 17.0.3.

We will provide more information about the changes and improvements in iOS 17.1 Developer Beta 2 later. You can get today’s release by going to Settings > General > Software Update > Beta Updates. There, you can toggle on iOS 17 or iPadOS 17‌ Public Beta.


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