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iOS 17.5 now available for your iPhone, but what’s in it for you?

Apple has launched iOS and iPadOS 17.5. These new features will get your iPhone and iPad after the new update.

This Friday, the new iPad Pro and Air will be delivered. Just before that, Apple has now launched iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5, which means new features for iPhone and iPad.

But what exactly are these new features of iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5? We take you through.

Important changes for your iPhone in iOS 17.5

As of now, iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 are available for download. If you have enabled automatic updates, you don’t have to do anything at all. However, if you want to install the update right away, go to Settings > General > Software Update. And we fully understand that you want to, because important changes are coming.

Downloading iPhone apps from websites with iOS 17.5

This is perhaps the most important new feature for your iPhone. It is now possible to download apps from websites, so there is no need to use the App Store. However, this feature only applies to users from the European Union, as Apple was forced to do this by the EU’s Digital Markets Act.

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However, that does not mean that everything will be downloadable at once, as apps will still have to go through Apple’s authorization process. The big advantage for app makers is that they no longer have to pay a commission to Apple.

In return, however, there is a Core Technology Fee of 50 cents. In addition, developers must have been members of the Apple Developer Program for more than two years and must have had more than one million installs of the creator’s iOS apps in the previous year.

This feature is currently only rolled out for the iPhone. On the iPad, it will be available later.

Third-party tracker alerts on iPhone and iPad

This new iPhone feature has long been expected. You will get a notification as of iOS 17.5 and iPad 17.5 when someone follows you with a tracker such as an AirTag or a Tile.

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Apple and Google have collaborated on a solution to get ahead of stalkers. For example, if someone has hidden a tracker in your bag or car, you’ll get the following notification, “You can disable this item and prevent it from sharing its location with its owner. To do so, follow the instructions on the owner’s manufacturer’s website.

Your iPhone detects when a Bluetooth tracker moves with you while it is not yours. It doesn’t matter what manufacturer it belongs to or what operating system it runs on. So this also applies to an Android tracker.

Repair status

This is a feature you hope to never use on your iPhone, but it’s pretty darn convenient that it’s there in iOS 17.5. Soon there will be no need to disable the iPhone’s Find My feature when you send it in for repair.

There is now a special repair mode that allows Apple to detect that the person requesting the repair is actually the owner of the iPhone. Meanwhile, the iPhone remains traceable to the owner during the repair.


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You can enable this new feature in the Find My app before sending it in for repair.

New Podcast widget

For the podcast listeners among us, Apple has now added a nice widget to iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5. It can be added to the home screen or lock screen, showing the podcast’s artwork on it.

New Pride background

In honor of the LGBTQ+ community, Apple has created a new background for your iPhone and iPad called Pride Splendor. It can be found through Settings > Background.

Better scanning with your iPad

Especially for the new iPad Pro and Air, Apple has added a feature for scanning documents. This should now be even easier to do on the new devices.

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