iOS 17.5 is now available for all eligible iPhones

iOS 17.5 is now available for all eligible iPhones


14 May 2024

It's time for iOS and iPadOS owners to upgrade their devices. A new stock wallpaper named "Pride Radiance" (also available as a watch face in the most recent watchOS update) offline mode and other updates for Apple News+, and other improvements are all part of version 17.5 that is now available for download.

More significantly, your iPhone can now identify and alert you to unauthorized Bluetooth trackers that are following you, so you can be aware if someone is using non-Apple peripherals that resemble AirTags to track you, independent of their platform. Also, users in EU can now download apps directly from a developer's website without visiting the App Store.

Here are the official release notes:

This update introduces a new Pride Radiance wallpaper for the Lock Screen, Apple News enhancements and other features, bug fixes, and security updates for your iPhone.

Apple News

  • Offline mode in Apple News+ gives you access to the Today feed and News+ tab, even when you don’t have an internet connection
  • Quartiles is a new and original daily word game that is now available in Apple News+
  • Scoreboard in News+ Puzzles gives you access to new player data for Crossword, Mini Crossword and Quartiles, including stats and streaks

Tracking Notifications

  • Cross-Platform Tracking Detection delivers notifications to users if a compatible Bluetooth tracker they do not own is moving with them, regardless of what operating system the device is paired with

iPhone XS/Xr and later models, as well as second-generation iPhone SE and later models, can run iOS 17.5. iPad mini 5 and later, iPad 6 and later, iPad Air 3 and later, 10.5-inch and later iPad Pro, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation) and later are all compatible with iPadOS 17.5.

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