Download: Apple Releases iOS 17.4 And iPadOS 17.4 Release Candidate Builds To Developers [Changelog]

Apple has finally released the release candidate builds of its forthcoming iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 to developers. This means that the upcoming updates are right around the corner with some pretty nifty upgrades. The updates can be downloaded on all compatible iPhones and iPads right away through the Settings app.

Apple has finally released iOS 17.4, and iPadOS 17.4 release candidate builds to developers with changes imposed by the EU

Starting off with iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4, the latest release candidate builds are now available for developers for free. Developers can download the updates through the Settings app on their iPhone or iPad. All you have to do is head over to General > Software Update> Beta Updates and download the latest build. Make sure that your Apple ID is linked to your developer account to receive the updates over the air.

iOS 17.4 will be a major update, considering the number of changes it will bring to the table for the App Store and developers. The company will make the necessary changes in compliance with the EU regulations under the Digital Markets Act. For more details, you can check out the release notes for iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 below:

Emoji
– New mushroom, phoenix, lime, broken chain, and shaking heads emoji are now available in the emoji keyboard
– 18 people and body emoji add the option to face them in either direction

Apple Podcasts
– Transcripts let you follow an episode with text that highlights in sync with the audio in English, Spanish, French and German
– Episode text can be read in full, searched for a word or phrase, tapped to play from a specific point and used with accessibility features such as Text Size, Increase Contrast, and VoiceOver

This update includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:
– Music recognition lets you add songs you have identified to your Apple Music Playlists and Library, as well as Apple Music Classical
– Siri has a new option to announce messages you receive in any supported language
– Stolen Device Protection supports the option for increased security in all locations
– Battery Health in Settings shows battery cycle count, manufacture date, and first use on iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models
– Call Identification displays Apple-verified business name, logo, and department name when available
– Business updates in Messages for Business provide trusted information for order status, flight notifications, fraud alerts or other transactions you opt into
– Apple Cash virtual card numbers enable you to pay with Apple Cash at merchants that don’t yet accept Apple Pay by typing in your number from Wallet or using Safari AutoFill
– Fixes an issue where contact pictures are blank in Find My
– Fixes an issue for Dual SIM users where the phone number changes from primary to secondary and is visible to a group they have messaged
Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

These are all the changes coming with the release of iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 early next month. The update will allow iPhone users in the EU to sideload apps and install alternate app stores on the device. We will keep you guys updated on the latest, so be sure to stick around.

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