iOS 17.6

Last week Apple released the first beta for iOS 18, but it’s not done with iOS 17 just yet.

Today the first developer beta for iOS 17.6 was released, and it is available now for download. Also debuting are new betas for Apple’s other platforms: macOS 14.6, watchOS 10.6, iPadOS 17.6, and more.

Two summer betas: iOS 18 and iOS 17.6

It is common for Apple to run two separate beta cycles during the summer, one for the major new iOS update launching in the fall, and the other being what is typically the last revision of the prior year’s update. That’s exactly what’s happening this year too.

Both iOS 18 and iOS 17.6 are now available as developer betas. You can only run one on your device at a given time, and most beta users will likely opt for iOS 18.

However, if you’re looking to run the latest iOS beta but don’t want to risk potential performance and stability issues, iOS 17.6 may be a better bet.

Apple releases iOS 17.6 developer beta 1 – 9to5Mac

It is unknown at this time whether iOS 17.6 will introduce any new features. The last major release of iOS 17, last month’s 17.5, introduced new Pride wallpapers, the Quartiles game for News+ subscribers, offline Apple News content, and some other changes such as app web distribution in the EU.

We will update this post as details emerge about new features in the first developer beta of iOS 17.6.

Have you installed iOS 17.6 or one of the other new betas? Let us know of any changes you might find.

Add 9to5Mac to your Google News feed. 

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

[ For more curated Apple news, check out the main news page here]

The post Apple releases iOS 17.6 developer beta 1 – 9to5Mac first appeared on

New reasons to get excited everyday.

Get the latest tech news delivered right in your mailbox

You may also like

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

More in Apple