Danish Kapoor
Danish Kapoor

Apple introduced iOS 17.5 update with Tracking Notifications feature

Apple released the iOS 17.5 update. This update offers users a number of innovations, but the list seems a little longer in EU countries. iOS 17.5 innovations include a cross-OS warning system against unwanted Bluetooth tracker devices, developed in collaboration with Google. Additionally, another important feature involving web-based application distribution in the European Union was made available with this update.

With the entry into force of the Digital Markets Act in the European Union, Apple is launching web-based application distribution in these bloc countries. However, this process is not completely unleashed. If app developers want to allow users to download iOS apps from their websites, they will have to accept new App Store rules that require paying fees for each user after they exceed a certain threshold.

Another notable innovation of iOS 17.5 is the 'Repair Status' feature. Thanks to this new feature, iPhone users are relieved of having to turn off the 'Find' feature when sending their devices for repair. This stands out as a development that will allow users to send their devices to service more easily.

Apple News+ application, which is not yet available in Turkey, finally has an offline mode feature. In this way, users will be able to follow the news while in airplane mode or without access to Wi-Fi. The Today stream and the News+ tab will also work without an internet connection.

On the other hand, in order to increase interest in word games, Apple offers a Boggle-style game called 'Quartiles' exclusively for Apple News + subscribers. Users will create words and earn points by combining tiles in various word combinations. The scores obtained can be shared with other players.

Annual Pride Collection for Lock Screen with iOS 17.5

Finally, Apple introduces the latest version of its Pride Collection, which it updates every year, in honor of the LGBTQ+ community. This collection includes the Pride Radiance watch face and wallpapers for iOS and iPadOS. Users will be able to customize these features with various colors.

The numbers on the Apple Watch's watch face will change color and react when the user moves. Apple Watch Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop will be available for order on May 22. iPhone and iPad backgrounds will be presented to users with images that move when you unlock the device and express the word “Pride” with colorful rays.

iOS 17.5 innovations for users in Turkey

The update is approximately 1 GB in size. Settings > General > Software Update You can access it from the section. The release notes include the following innovations for Türkiye:

Lock Screen

  • A new Pride Ray wallpaper for the lock screen to honor the LGBTQ+ community and culture

Tracking Notifications

  • Cross-Platform Tracking Detection notifies the user if a compatible Bluetooth tracker that does not belong to the user is moving with the user, regardless of the operating system it is paired with

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