Apple Unveils iOS 17.4 Beta 1 Update: What Is New?

Apple has released iOS 17.4 beta 1, complying with the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) that came into effect on November 1, 2022. The notable thing is, that this update is only shown on Alternative App in the EU region this time. The company has focused on enhancement in Security and system UI. In this Update, EU region Apple Users can see an alternative application apart default App Store.

iOS 17.4 Feature

iOS 17.4 Beta 1 New Emoji
iOS 17.4 Beta 1 New Emoji
  • New Emoji: In this update, Apple has introduced the new Emojies with new modes. You can see more than 100 new emojis, the most highlighted thing is it is already available in Samsung Phones since 2022.
  • Device Security: Apple has introduced Stolen Device Protection with iOS 17.3 to keep some of your data safe, especially when your device is stolen.
  • Enhanced Browsing Experience: This update, allows you to choose your default Browser over Safari Browser which will enhance the Browsing Experience.
  • Battery Optimized: The company has provided PadOS 17.4 also with along with iOS 17.4 which enhanced the Battery Optimizations.

Apple is currently launching an update only for the EU region, and there is no official news about its global launch yet. This update brings some significant changes, such as new emojis. While Samsung users have already been enjoying these updates, iPhone users are eagerly waiting for them. However, now the wait is over.

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iOS 17.3– At a Glance

The stolen Device protection feature was the most significant feature of iOS 17.3 which was previously introduced by Apple. This feature has been released further in iOS 17.4.

Stolen Device Protection is a feature that helps keep your important information safe if your device gets stolen. To use it, you need to confirm your identity using things like Face ID or Touch ID several times, especially when trying to access sensitive settings or your Apple ID password.

This feature has something called Security Delay. If you try to change these important settings when you’re not at your usual place, like home, Stolen Device Protection makes you confirm your identity twice using your face or fingerprint. First, right away, and then again after an hour.

It’s essential to know that Stolen Device Protection only covers a few settings, so you still need to take extra steps to secure other things like your social media accounts. While using this feature is optional, Apple suggests turning it on for better security.


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