Apple dispatched a second beta update for iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 update with some new features and optimizations to elevate the experience of public beta testers. This new update will let users enjoy the offerings of the latest software version before stable release and help Apple refine it to the fullest.
Going toward the details, iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 second beta update introduce several changes for users in the European Union, allowing for alternative app stores and alternative payment methods. There are more options to choose the default browser, and NFC has been opened up to banks and other financial institutions.
Therefore, browsers are now also not mandated to use WebKit. In addition to all these, the update also brings new emoji characters, Podcast transcripts, tweaks to Safari, hints of what we can expect from the next-generation CarPlay, and more.
Furthermore, the public beta testers can get the latest beta by opening up the Settings app, going to the Software Update section, tapping on the Beta Updates option, and toggling on the iOS 17 or iPadOS 17 Public Beta.