Developers Rejoice as iOS 17 Beta 1 Hits the Scene, Unleashing New Possibilities
In the wake of the highly anticipated WWDC 2023 keynote, Apple has made a significant move by unveiling iOS 17 beta 1 to its dedicated developer community. With this exciting development, a fresh beta cycle commences, but it comes with a notable change—developers must possess a registered developer ID to prompt the iOS 17 update.
This alteration in Apple’s approach was first explained with the introduction of iOS 16.4. According to the company, members of the Apple Developer Program will now witness a new option to enable developer betas directly from the Software Update section in Settings. Devices already enrolled in the program and updated to the latest beta release will automatically have this option enabled. However, it’s important to note that in order to access this setting in Settings, your iPhone or iPad must be signed in with the same Apple ID used for enrollment in the Apple Developer Program. Looking ahead, this new mechanism will become the primary method to activate developer betas, rendering configuration profiles obsolete.