Apple has released iOS 17, an update that will elevate your iPhone experience to new heights. iOS 17 is ready to boost your daily interactions with significant enhancements across communication applications.
Apple released iOS 17
A breakthrough charging experience called StandBy, seamless sharing with AirDrop, and better typing. The best part is that this update is available right now and is entirely free!
Redesigned Incoming Calls
The Phone app has been significantly updated, making essential calls stand out like never before.
You can now customise how your contacts appear when they call you, even in third-party calling apps, using Personalised Contact Posters.
Express yourself using amazing picture treatments, Memoji, and intriguing typography.
Live Voicemail takes voicemail to the next level by offering real-time transcription, allowing you to pick up the call while the caller leaves a message, all while the Neural Engine handles everything confidentially.
Unknown callers are sent to Live Voicemail, while spam calls are quickly denied.
FaceTime Experience Enhancement
When your connections are unavailable, FaceTime brings interesting new capabilities such as the option to leave video or audio messages.
Reactions, which feature entertaining animations like hearts, balloons, rockets, and laser beams, allow you to express yourself during calls and work with compatible third-party video conferencing apps.
Thanks to Continuity Camera, Apple TV 4K integration now allows you to enjoy FaceTime calls on the large screen. The camera tracks your moves using Centre Stage to keep you ideally framed.
Messages becomes much more user-friendly and enjoyable.
Powerful search filters make it easy to find messages, and audio messages are immediately transcribed for rapid reading.
Replying inline is as easy as a swipe, and an expanding menu provides quick access to all iMessage apps.
All-new Stickers Experience
Get creative with the all-new stickers experience, which includes the option to create Live Stickers from your photographs and add exciting effects to make them come to life.
The Check-In feature lets your loved ones know when you’ve arrived safely at your destination by securely sharing your position, battery status, and other information.
While Charging, StandBy: A Game-Changer
Introducing StandBy is a full-screen, glanceable experience designed for charging your iPhone on its side.
It may display a variety of clock styles, photographs, or widgets, including Smart Stacks that surface the relevant widgets at the right moment, and is ideal for your workplace, nightstand, or kitchen counter.
In addition, StandBy displays Live Activities, Siri results, incoming calls, and larger notifications. It adapts to your lighting circumstances with an Always-On display and Night Mode.
AirDrop and NameDrop have made sharing easier
With NameDrop, AirDrop simplifies sharing by allowing you to exchange contact information and share content with a one action. When you walk out of range, AirDrop will soon permit internet-based transfers.
Updates to Autocorrect and Dictation
A new transformer language model improves word prediction and sentence-level fixes for autocorrect. Speech recognition in Dictation is now more accurate, making typing a snap.
Reflect on Life’s Moments in a Journal
Journal, a new software, let you reflect on everyday happenings and momentous occasions. Personalised suggestions are generated based on your current activity, and scheduled notifications assist you in developing a journaling habit.
With on-device processing and end-to-end encryption, it prioritises your privacy. The Journaling Suggestions API allows developers to integrate journaling suggestions.
Other iOS 17 Highlights
- Safari profiles segregate your browsing for professional and personal purposes.
- iCloud Keychain allows you to securely share passwords with trusted contacts.
- The Health app now includes new mental health features such as mood tracking and resources.
- Apple Music now supports SharePlay in the vehicle, among other improvements.
- AirPlay now remembers your choices and works with hotel TVs.
- AirPods get strong new capabilities to improve the audio experience.
- The Home app includes a more detailed activity history as well as functionality for Matter-compatible locks.
- Maps now includes offline maps and offers assistance to electric vehicle drivers.
- iOS 17 Will Improve Your iPhone Experience.
- iOS 17 is now available as a free software update for iPhone Xs and subsequent models.
- Tap to unlock for Matter-compatible locks will be available later this year, and Grid Forecast will be available in the contiguous United States.
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