iOS 17.2 beta 4, all the news: notifications, collaborative lists, and much more

One step closer to the final version.

iOS 17.2 beta 4, all the news: notifications, collaborative lists, and much more
David Bernal Raspall

David Bernal Raspall

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The beta version of iOS 17.2 is reaching its final phase, and Apple is putting the finishing touches on this update expected to release in December. Even though we’re in the final stages of beta testing, Apple is still fine-tuning features and adding new functionalities. Let’s go over everything that the fourth beta of iOS 17.2 brings.


Default notification sound

One of the new features is in the Sounds and Vibration section, where the Default Alerts option has been added. With this, we can choose a sound for all incoming notifications, except for messages, email alerts, and calendar alerts, which already had customization options

Also, we are offered the possibility to change the haptic vibration of the default notifications, which is a great step towards greater personalization.

Collaborative playlists on Apple Music

In earlier versions of iOS 17.2, collaborative playlists were introduced on Apple Music. However, in this fourth beta, Apple has removed this option, suggesting that this feature might not be available in the final version of iOS 17.2. It’s too early to dismiss it entirely, though; it could reappear in a fifth beta.

Recording on an external device for iPhone 15

With the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max models, it’s possible to record video in ProRes format directly onto an external storage device. The iOS 17.2 beta 4 seems to include a new message informing us when external recording isn’t functioning due to a USB-C cable being too slow.

There was already a warning for when connecting an external storage device that didn’t have sufficiently fast writing speeds to support external recording. Now, a message about the writing speed of the USB-C cable has been added, providing more information to easily address the situation.

“In Settings, find Apple Care and Warranty”

The Coverage section, within Settings > General, is now named AppleCare and Warranty. Similar to before, here, you can find information about the AppleCare for your iPhone and connected devices like the Apple Watch and AirPods. Additionally, under General > About, a new Warranty section has been added, offering coverage information specifically for the iPhone.

Goodbye to iTunes

The iOS 17.2 code confirms that Apple plans to remove the option to purchase TV shows and movies within the iTunes app. A message stating, “You’ll be able to buy or rent TV shows and find your purchases in the Apple TV app,” will inform us about this change.


Indeed, iOS 17.2 beta 4 introduces some significant changes and small improvements that are always appreciated. The official update is expected to arrive before the start of the holiday season, so in less than three weeks, we should hear news about it. We’ll see if Apple decides to release another beta version or if the .2 version of iOS 17 simply appears unexpectedly on our devices.

David Bernal Raspall

David Bernal Raspall

Architect | Founder of | Apple Technologies Trainer | Writer at Softonic and iDoo_tech, formerly at Applesfera

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