Apple's AirTag has become a common go-to for item tracking, and with the release of iOS 17 users can start sharing their AirTags with family and friends. Prior to this update, AirTags could only be used with a single Apple ID, which prevented sharing their location. With iOS 17 or later installed on iPhone, an AirTag can easily be shared to track items with Find My.
Automatically deleting verification code texts and emails on your iPhone is now possible with iOS 17 or later installed. When logging into apps and websites, one-time passwords (OTP) often arrive via text message or email. However, these codes become useless after their first use and end up cluttering your device. Apple now makes it possible to automatically remove these texts and emails once they have been auto-filled on the verification screen.
Apple has released the public beta version of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, providing the general public with access to the highly anticipated software since its unveiling at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. This release follows the availability of three beta versions exclusively for developers, with the public beta now featuring the same content as the third developer beta.
Users enrolled in Apple's beta testing program can download the updates by navigating to Settings -> General -> Software Update, and enabling the iOS 17 Public Beta option.
Beginning with iOS 17, Apple no longer requires payment of the $99 developer fee to access developer beta software. This means anyone can use their Apple ID to give the developer beta a whirl. Beware that developer beta software can be buggy and may cause problems on your device. Make sure to use a spare device or be ready to experience unexpected behavior.
Most users should really wait until the public beta of iOS 17 is released in July. This version will be more stable and ready for a wider release, even though the official launch of iOS 17 won't come until September.