Discover What’s New in iOS 17.5: A Comprehensive Overview

With the release of iOS 17.5, Apple continues to innovate and enhance the user experience on its mobile devices. Packed with exciting features and improvements, this update promises to elevate your iPhone usage to new heights. Let’s dive into the details of what iOS 17.5 has to offer.

One of the most noticeable additions in iOS 17.5 is the introduction of new wallpapers. Apple introduces a fresh lineup of Pride Collection wallpapers for iPhones running iOS 17.5. These vibrant backgrounds feature the word “Pride” in five distinct color palettes, drawing inspiration from LGBTQ+ communities. To access them, navigate to Settings > Wallpaper > Add New Wallpaper, and locate them under the “Pride” section.

iOS17.5 New Pride Collection wallpapers

New Repair State mode

Apple has introduced a new feature called “Repair State” in iOS 17.5, currently exclusive to iPhones and not applicable to products like iPads. Previously, with the introduction of “Lost Device Protection” in iOS 17.3, Apple’s repair process posed certain challenges for users. Before, users had to disable the Find My feature before sending their iPhones for repair. If the iPhone was lost or stolen during this process, users were left unable to retrieve it. “Repair State” addresses these issues. With this feature, iPhone users can control their devices using their Apple ID and password without the need to turn off Stolen Device Protection and Find My.

App Installation via the Web in the EU

Previously, to comply with the EU’s Digital Markets Act, iOS 17.4 opened sideloading capabilities in the EU region. Despite supporting sideloading, Apple hadn’t fully opened it up, allowing users only to install apps from the Apple App Store or third-party app stores. However, iOS 17.5 beta takes a step further by opening up sideloading channels directly from web pages. Users can now download and install apps directly from the web, similar to how it’s done on Android devices.


New Anti-Tracking Feature

The internal code of iOS 17.5 indicates the introduction of a new anti-tracking feature aimed at enhancing user privacy. Specifically, malicious actors have been using accessories like AirTags to track victims, causing numerous concerns for users. With the new iOS system, if unauthorized or unaffiliated tracking devices are detected nearby, users can manually disable them. This feature is expected to be further updated in subsequent versions of iOS 17.5, potentially curbing instances of malicious tracking.

Additionally, there are new features such as support for podcast transcription, optimization of podcast widgets, enhancements to book reading progress and a slew of bug fixes.


iOS 17.5 brings some new features and enhancements that aim to improve the overall user experience on iPhone devices. If you think these features are useful, don’t miss out on the opportunity to elevate your iPhone experience with iOS 17.5—update your device and explore all the new features it has to offer.