NIXsolutions: Apple Releases iOS 17.5 Update

Apple has rolled out the iOS 17.5 update, introducing notable features including an alert system for Bluetooth trackers and a Repair State feature facilitating iPhone repairs without disabling Find My. Additionally, users can now directly download applications from developer websites, albeit with certain restrictions.

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Enhanced Bluetooth Tracker Alert System

The highlight of the iOS 17.5 update is the implementation of a cross-platform alert system for Bluetooth trackers. Developed collaboratively by Apple and Google, this feature enhances user privacy and security by notifying iPhone and Android device owners about nearby third-party tracking devices. We’ll keep you updated on any further developments regarding this system.

Streamlined Repair Process with Repair State

Another significant addition is the Repair State feature, streamlining the iPhone repair process. With this feature, users no longer need to disable the Find My search service before sending their device for repair, resulting in faster and safer service procedures.

Direct Application Downloads from Developer Sites

In compliance with new amendments to the EU Digital Markets Act, iOS 17.5 allows users in EU countries to download applications directly from developer websites. However, public access to this feature is contingent upon developers meeting specific criteria outlined in the new App Store rules.

The iOS 17.5 update also brings enhancements to the Apple News+ application, introducing an offline mode for subscribers to access news and stories without an internet connection, adds NIXsolutions. Users can access the update by navigating to “Settings” – “General” – “Software Update” and selecting “Update Now.”

With these additions and improvements, iOS 17.5 offers enhanced functionality and user experience across various aspects of the Apple ecosystem.