iOS 17 Beta 3 Issues, Fixes, Changes, Features & More

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Posted in News by Patricia on July 6, 2023

iOS 17 Beta 3 update

iOS 17 beta 3 build number 21A5277h has been seeded by Apple and is available for all compatible iPhone models! Check out the changes, new features, bugs fixed and fresh problems!

iOS 17 Beta 3 Features

Changes reported by users in this version are highlighted here:

  • 1. Autofill option available for Text fields that allow you to quickly insert Contact, Passwords, Scan Text.
  • 2. View Credits option in Apple Music accessible from the Share menu as noticed by jack3chu.
  • 3. Claim This Place option available in Apple Maps as reported here.
  • 4. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)
  • More: iOS 17 features can be found in our preview and the Beta 2 review.

iOS 17 Beta 3 Issues

New and ongoing bugs reported for this version are tracked here:

  • 1. Widgets not working on Home Screen in this version including: Wallet, Apple Music, Mail, Fitness, Weather, etc. Reported by this Reddit user.
    Workaround: Open the app in question and widget will populate, but data might disappear again later.
  • 2. Keyboard covers text field making it impossible to see what you type. Happens with various apps. Reported here.
    Troubleshoot: Force quit and reopen app.
    Workaround: Write your reply in Notes or any other text editing app. Copy the text and paste it into the bugged app using the three-finger pinch-out gesture!
  • 3. Live Wallpapers not working for some users.
    Tip: Use Live Photos captured with an iPhone 11 Pro or later.
  • 4. WiFi not working after Beta 3 update for nickkgar. Are you also experiencing similar problems?
  • 5. Carrier signal bar not showing in Home Screen status bar for SnkArmz.
    Fix: Reboot device.
  • 6. Unable to Verify Update when installing iOS 17 Beta 3?
    Fix: Go to Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage and delete the iOS 17 update file. Next, restart the update process.
  • 7. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

iOS 17 Beta 3 Notes

Apple has published some comprehensive Developer release notes for this update. You can check them all by tapping the screenshot available below:
ios 17 beta 3 release notes

iOS 17 Beta 3 Bugs Fixed?

Below we have a list with the issues reported during the previous beta. Help us label them as solved or not in the comments:

  • 1. Messages unresponsive randomly. Reported by BoredMind. [Status: Fixed / Not Fixed]
    Fix: Reboot iPhone.
  • 2. Wallpaper turns black on Lock Screen after update for Ed. This is an older issue reported since the early days of iOS 16.
    More: details here.[Status: Fixed / Not Fixed]
  • 3. Namedrop glitches reported by Fateen. These are still very early days for a new iOS 17 feature.[Status: Fixed / Not Fixed]
  • 4. iPhone display won’t turn on after this update for Jerry. Are you experiencing the same? [Status: Fixed / Not Fixed]
  • 5. Calls declined automatically for Poufii. [Status: Fixed / Not Fixed]
    Workaround: Reboot Apple Watch. Apparently it’s the watch that’s causing this bug and not the iPhone.
  • 6. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

iOS 17 Beta 3 Download

ios 17 beta 3 download
If you plan to test out this third beta yourself proceed as follows:

Have you installed iOS 17 beta 3 on iPhone? Noticed any changes, features, fixes or issues not mentioned here! Share your feedback in the comments please!

Related: Apple has also seeded iPadOS 17 beta 3 (21A5277h), macOS Sonoma 14 beta 3 (23A5286g), watchOS 10 beta 3 (21R5305e), tvOS 17 beta 3 (21J5303f) and HomePod 17 beta 3!

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