The truth is that I was going to wait, it is not good to be the first to try an update, especially if it is for developers, and on top of that it is the first of the betas, but I couldn’t wait and I had to install it on my iPhone 13 Pro.
This is how iOS 17.4 works
The first thing I will comment on is the weight of the update, which, at least in my model, was 6.2GB, not inconsiderable, and that, due to the saturation of the servers at that time, took a long time to download. Regarding the installation, some 15 minutesvery similar to all those of this style and size.
Once installed and the iPhone started, I hardly noticed any changes. Visually, it would be the same, at least without looking for the details, but with the naked eye, since, if we stop to look, one of them corresponds to the Safari search bar, which is a little wider.
Going deeper, and also because I read it, I’m not going to lie to you, I found new icons (emojis), which I am going to leave below, so that you can see them for yourself. They aren’t much, but any improvement is appreciated.
The rest of the changes, to be honest, were hardly important, and the most interesting thing was the new download option, both for external apps and streaming game applications in the App Store itself.
However, as of today, and after a few hours of release, there is still nothing available, so, despite my enthusiasm, it was clear that we would have to wait.
Of course, I have found several errors. To begin with, the battery, because tonight, after leaving it charged as always before going to sleep, and with iOS 17.4 already tested, I woke up with the percentage much lower than usual, so, at least at rest, it has management worse than iOS 17.3.
Likewise, WhatsApp notifications were not displayed correctly on the lock screen, and I had a hard time picking up a call I received. I don’t know if they are small coincidences, or a rush by Apple to be able to test this version before it’s too late, since they have until March 6 to officially release it, due to European Law.
The only thing that leads me to recommend is that, since the star function is not yet available as such, and given the errors it has, don’t download itat least until beta 2, since this first one is not going to give you anything special and you will almost certainly regret it.
And you, had you already downloaded and installed this beta? If so, also leave us your opinion so we can see if it is really worth it or if the errors only occurred to me.