Apple is testing iOS 17.4.1 update – to arrive this week

iOS 17.4.1

According to log records from the MacRumors, Apple seems to be internally testing the iOS 17.4.1 update for its iPhones. MacRumors logs have accurately leaked iOS updates in advance many times, including multiple versions from iOS 17.0.3 to iOS 17.3.1. iOS 17.4.1 is expected to be a minor version update that mainly fixes software vulnerabilities and security issues. It’s unclear when iOS 17.4.1 will be released. However, judging from its appearance on MacRumors, it could be this week or next week. In addition, Apple is also testing iOS 17.5 internally, and this version is expected to be available for beta testing to users soon.

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iOS 17 Updates Overview

iOS 17 brings significant updates to various features like Phone, Messages, and FaceTime, enhancing communication experiences for users. Some key highlights of the iOS 17 updates include:

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  • StandBy Feature: Introduces a new full-screen experience with glanceable information designed for viewing from a distance.
  • AirDrop Enhancements: This makes it easier to share and connect with others, including the addition of NameDrop for contact sharing.
  • Keyboard Improvements: Enhancements to the keyboard for faster and easier text input.
  • Widget Updates: Enhancements to Widgets, Safari, Music, AirPlay, and more.

iOS 17.4 Features

The iOS 17.4 update provides new options specifically tailored for residents of the European Union[1]. Some notable features of iOS 17.4 include:

  • App Marketplace Options: New choices for app marketplaces, web browsers, and payments.
  • Emoji Additions: Introduction of new emojis like mushroom, phoenix, lime, broken chain, and shaking heads.
  • Apple Podcasts Enhancements: Transcripts in Apple Podcasts are available in English, Spanish, French, and German.
  • Music Recognition: Allows users to add identified songs to Apple Music Playlists and Library.
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Compatibility Information

To update your iPhone to the latest iOS software compatible with your model, you can navigate to Settings > General > Software Update. It’s essential to ensure that your iPhone model is compatible with iOS 17 before attempting to install the update.


In conclusion, Apple’s ongoing testing of the iOS 17.4.1 update indicates an imminent release that will bring fixes and improvements to iPhone users. Stay tuned for further announcements regarding the availability of this update and make sure to check your device’s compatibility before updating.

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