iOS 17.5 Releases With Several Key Features2 min read

Apple has just released iOS 17.5, bringing several new features and improvements to iPhones. Here’s a quick look at what’s new and how to install it.

What’s New in iOS 17.5

App Downloads From Websites (EU Only):
iOS 17.5 allows EU users to download apps directly from developer websites, bypassing the App Store. This feature requires developers to be part of the Apple Developer Program for at least two years and have over a million installs in the previous year. Apps must go through Apple’s notarization process, with a 0.50 euro Core Technology Fee.

Apple News+:
Apple News+ now has an offline mode for the Today feed and News+ tab. A new word game, Quartiles, is also available to subscribers, with new scoreboards for Crossword, Mini Crossword, and Quartiles.

Third-Party Item Tracker Alerts:
iOS 17.5 supports alerts for third-party item trackers, notifying users of unwanted tracking. Developed with Google, this feature helps users disable unauthorized trackers.

Repair State:
A new repair state option allows iPhones to be serviced without deactivating Find My, keeping the device trackable during repairs.

Podcast Widget:
The Podcasts widget now changes its background based on the podcast art being played.

Mobile Device Management:
MDM solutions can enforce a beta version during automated device enrollment.

Code Changes:
References suggest future iPad battery health features and a “Block All Participants” option for group FaceTime calls.


How to Install iOS 17.5

  1. Backup Your Device: Use iCloud or iTunes to back up your data.
  2. Connect to Wi-Fi: Ensure your device is on a stable Wi-Fi network.
  3. Go to Settings: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  4. Select General: Tap “General,” then “Software Update.”
  5. Download and Install: If iOS 17.5 is available, tap “Download and Install” and follow the on-screen instructions.

While iOS 17.5 brings important enhancements, iOS 18 is expected to introduce significant new features, such as advanced AI integration and more customization options. Stay tuned for more updates at Apple’s WWDC in June.

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