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When will Apple release iOS 17.4? [U: Now available]

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The latest version of Apple's iPhone software is almost ready. How long will it be before it becomes available to everyone? Here's the answer to the question: “When will iOS 17.4 be released?”

Update at 10:10 a.m. PT: iOS 17.4 is now available. Check your device and make sure it shows up in Settings > General > Software Update.

During the iOS 17.4 beta period, we saw Apple expanding new features and making changes . The beta version first arrived with preparations for support for third-party app stores in the EU, new emoji, improved protection against stolen devices, transcripts in Apple Podcasts, and more.

Then Apple introduced iMessage quantum security. , CarPlay instrument cluster update, iPhone battery status menu change, new “hello”” message screen and more are also included in iOS 17.4.

  • iOS 17.4 will be released next month: here are all the new features so far.

When will iOS 17.4 be released?

TL;DR – iOS Version 17.4 will be available to all users on March 5th or 6th at approximately 10:00 am PT /1:00 pm ET(unless Apple gets confused about what time of day it will be released)

  • The early March release is due to a deadline set by the EU digital markets, March 6.
  • Since Apple is currently in the fourth beta version of 17.4, it could release a version candidate the week of February 26, with an official launch occurring the week of March 4 (between 4-6 March).

Previous releases of iOS .4:

Although this year is different due to the EU DMA mandate, here's the last four years of .4 releases for reference:

  • iOS 16.4 – March 27, 2023
  • iOS 15.4 –March 15, 2022
  • iOS 14.4 – January 26, 2021
  • iOS 13.4 – March 24, 2020

New “hello” screen in iOS 17.4 by Jeff Benjamin

Install the 17.4 beta

If you don't done If you want to wait for the latest iPhone features, you can install the public beta or developer beta for free. Find out more in our full guide:

  • How to install iOS 17.4 beta to get iMessage quantum security, new emojis and more

Read more 9to5Mac tutorials:

  • Here's how to protect yourself from GoldPickaxe, the first iPhone Trojan.
  • How to get quantum-secure iMessage on your iPhone (and why it's useful)
  • Is it safe to use MacBook chargers for fast charging iPhone?
  • How to enable protection against stolen iPhone devices; and should you do it?

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