Apple releases eighth Developer Betas of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17

Pururaj Dutta
Appleosophy | Apple releases eighth Developer Betas of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17
iOS 17 & iPadOS 17

Apple has started rolling out the eighth developer betas of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 with important bug fixes, according to Apple’s Developer Webpage. These updates come one week after the release of iOS 17 & iPadOS 17 beta 7. We can expect the sixth Public Beta for these versions to be released within the next 24 Hours.

As the next Apple Event is set to take place on September 12th at 10 a.m. P.T., Apple has recently shifted to a weekly release schedule for the betas from a bi-weekly one to prepare and polish the software for the final launch. These could very well be one of the last betas before the Release Candidate versions are released.

iOS 17 brings in a ton of new features and changes including a new Live Voicemail Feature, personalized Contact Posters, NameDrop Interactive Widgets, Standby Mode, precise search filters, and more. On the other hand, iPadOS 17 includes a new Lock Screen, a new PDF Experience, Health App, and more.

The build number of these updates is 21A5326a and you can expect the size of the update to be around 450MB – 600MB on your iPhone & iPad. The size of the update depends upon the device that you have and the software version you’re updating from. The letter ‘a’ at the end of the build number signifies that this could be one of the last beta updates to iOS 17 & iPadOS 17 before the Release Candidate versions. The Release Notes for these updates contain a list of several resolved issues, which is another sign of the software being close to the final release.

Users who are registered as a developer on can opt-in to receive beta updates by going into Settings>General>Software Update>Beta Updates and selecting iOS 17 Developer Beta or iPadOS 17 Developer Beta. Do note that these versions are not stable and are meant for testing purposes.
Users can also sign up as a Public Beta Tester for iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 on to install the beta software.

Along with iOS 17 & iPadOS 17 Beta 8, Apple also released the eighth developer betas of tvOS 17 and watchOS 10. The final versions of these will most likely be released to the public in September, a few days after Apple’s “Wonderlust” Event. The third developer beta of visionOS 1.0 was also released today, the final version of which is expected to be released early next year along with Apple Vision Pro.

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Pururaj Dutta
Author: Pururaj Dutta

Pururaj is the Editor and Manager of Redfruit Media Brands, including popular platforms like Appleosophy, TechPod Social, Apple Summit, and Silicon Report. As a tech enthusiast, he enjoys exploring & reviewing new products, and sharing his insights with the community. With a strong passion for technology, Pururaj is dedicated to providing accurate and insightful information to his readers.

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