Apple published Release Candidates for iOS/iPadOS 17.1, macOS Sonoma 14.1, watchOS 10.1 and tvOS 17.1. Also, Release Candidate is published for iOS/iPadOS 16.7.2 with focus on security fixes.
iOS 17.1 should address ScreenTime syncing issues reported earlier. Also, it targets display retention reported on some iPhone 15 models. Significant location setting bug should be resolved too. But RC seem not to fix nighttime restart issue reported by some users.
Apple also made changes to onscreen keyboard to improve its performance (especially on older models).
HomePod software should bring enhanced dialogue feature to original HomePod and HomePod mini.
Beta download: Operating Systems
Apple did not add release notes to this Release Candidate yet.
- iOS 17.1 Improves Screen Time Syncing Across Apple Devices
- iOS 17.1 Fixes iPhone Display Image Retention Issue
- Apple says iOS 17.1 makes keyboard snappier, fixes bug that could cause image retention on iPhone
- Upcoming 17.1 Software Brings Enhance Dialogue to Original HomePod and HomePod mini
- PSA: iOS 17.1 Doesn't Fix Nighttime iPhone Shutdown Bug
- Apple’s first iOS 17.1 RC claims to fix bug causing Significant Locations setting to reset