You can now try the new public betas of iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4

Apple recently released the third beta versions of its upcoming software updates, iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4, aimed at all those who want to try the public beta.

Good news for all iPhone and iPad users who want to try out the latest features and improvements before they are available to the general public.

What are beta versions and why should you try them?

Beta versions are preliminary releases of software intended to be tested by real users before the official release. Testing beta versions allows you to enjoy the latest features before everyone else and also helps Apple identify and fix errors, improving the system and ensuring that the experience is more stable for all users in the final version.

Sign up for Apple's Public Beta program

To start testing any beta, you must first Sign up for the Apple Public Beta Program if you haven't already. To do this, simply visit Apple's beta testing website and follow the instructions to sign up using your Apple ID. Once registered, you will be able to download and install the beta versions on your devices.

If you are going to carry out the action of installing betas on your devices. Whether these are primary or secondary devices, we recommend that you keep the following in mind:

  1. Back up your device: Before installing any beta version, it is very important to make a full backup of your device using iCloud or your Mac. This will allow you to restore your device to its previous state in case you encounter any major issues with the beta.
  2. Install the beta configuration profile: From your device, go to the Apple Public Beta Program website and follow the links to download the beta configuration profile. You will need to authorize the installation of the profile in your device settings.
  3. Download the beta: Once the profile is installed, open the Settings app, go to General – Software Update. You should see the beta version available to download and install. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.


We also show you some tips to keep in mind if you want to download a beta version on any of your devices:

  • Be cautious: Remember that beta versions may contain errors and may not be as stable as the final versions. It is recommended to install betas on a secondary device instead of your primary device.
  • Provide feedback: As a beta tester, your opinion is valuable. Use the Feedback Assistant app to send your feedback to Apple, especially if you find bugs or problems.
  • Stay updated: Apple regularly releases new beta versions to fix bugs and add improvements. Be sure to update your beta devices to the latest available version for the best possible experience.

What's new in iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4

The betas of iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 bring several new features and improvements, especially for users in the European Union. One of the most notable features and the ones that have been talked about the most in recent days is the incorporation of alternative app stores and alternative payment methods to the App Store.