If you’re an iPhone enthusiast, you probably know that Apple has a reputation for bringing game-changing features to its operating systems with each new release. With the upcoming release of iOS 17, the tech giant is set to outdo itself again. This new version is packed with features that guarantee to take the user experience to the next level. Here is everything you need to know about the new features that iOS 17 will bring to your iPhone.
Customizable Contact Cards
The new version of iOS is set to launch with a feature that allows users to customize the image, font size, and color of a contact name for calls. Third-party developers can also implement this feature into their apps, providing endless possibilities for customization. This new feature will make it more convenient for users to identify important calls at a glance, especially for people who receive a high volume of calls every day.
New iMessage Features
The updated iMessage in iOS 17 has fantastic new features to improve the user experience. Among the exciting new additions are search filters that more efficiently organize messages, inline replies that allow users to comment on specific messages, inline location sharing that allows users to share their location with iMessage users, and a new sticker gallery that has a broader range of options than before. All these new features will significantly improve the user experience of iMessage.
Live Voicemail and FaceTime Improvements
The new “Live voicemail” feature will show real-time transcripts of incoming voicemail messages, making keeping track of important information less stressful. FaceTime is also getting an upgrade that allows you to send video messages of yourself when the call recipient is unavailable. This new feature helps express yourself better and add a personal touch to your messages.
New Check-In Feature
The new check-in feature on iOS 17 allows users to send a specialized card with their real-time location and battery percentage to notify their trusted friends and loved ones of their safe arrival. This feature will give peace of mind to friends and family waiting for people to arrive at their intended destination.
AirDrop with Name Drop
Sharing contacts has never been easier than it is now on iOS 17. The new name-drop feature on AirDrop allows users to share contact information seamlessly by holding their iPhones close to each other. This feature will come in handy for people who exchange contact information frequently.
Journal and Standby Mode
The iOS 17 update accommodates more than just social and practical enhancements. The new journal app will offer mental health tracking features, including location-based suggestions, workout suggestions, and photo suggestions. The standby feature also turns the iPhone into a smart display when charging on the bedside, making it easier to see notifications and alarms. These new features reflect Apple’s effort to design technology that promotes wellness and a more mindful lifestyle.
Upgrade to Siri
The popular voice assistant, Siri, will receive significant updates, including the ability to interact with the user more humanly. Siri in iOS 17 will now understand multiple queries without requiring the user to repeat the wake word, “Hey Siri.” Users will now engage Siri more dynamically, reflecting a natural conversation.
These are just a few features to expect from the new IOS 17 update. The update’s wide range of improvements promises an unparalleled user experience. To learn more about iOS 17 and its features, visit the Apple website.