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  • Writer's pictureKrishna Bhatt

Save The Date: iOS 17 Launches on September 18, 2023!

Introduction:

iOS 17 is Apple's latest operating system for iPhones, packed with new features and enhancements. From communication improvements to privacy and security updates, iOS 17 aims to improve your iPhone experience. It also brings innovations like Standby, improved Maps, Visual Look Up, and many more for an overall more efficient and secure user experience.



Significance of iOS 17 :


iOS 17 holds major importance for iPhone users because of:




1. Enhanced Communication: Improved call management, messaging features, and FaceTime enhancements will make you stay connected easily.


2. Privacy and Security: iOS 17 continues Apple's commitment to data protection with enhanced encryption and security features. So, your privacy will be secured with iOS 17!


3. Productivity and Convenience: New features like Standby, keyboard improvements, and Maps enhancements will boost your efficiency.




4. User-Friendly Siri: Siri will be activated with a simpler command and allow back-to-back requests for enhanced voice control.


5. AirPods and AirPlay: AirPods Pro will benefit you from Adaptive Audio, and AirPlay gains intelligent device selection.


6. Visual Enhancements: Visual improvements in Spotlight and Visual Look-Up enhance your experience.




EVERY DAY, MORE EXTRAORDINARY!


Every day becomes more extraordinary with iOS 17, thanks to its remarkable features and improvements.

So, let's have a look at The Notable Features and Enhancements:-


1. Phone:



  • Live Voicemail: Voicemail messages come with live transcriptions, and you can answer calls as the message is being recorded.

  • Contact Posters: Customize your calls with posters featuring photos, Memojis, and your name, shared automatically with contacts.

  • In-call Controls: Easily access controls at the screen's bottom while your Contact Posters shine at the top.

  • New Voicemail Button: Here you can quickly send calls to voicemail with the new button on incoming call screens.

  • Expanded Call History: Keep better tabs on your calls with an expanded history in Recents.

  • Dual SIM: If you are a Dual SIM user, you can get separate ringtones for each SIM and can choose which to answer unknown calls from.

2. Messages:


  • Stickers: Express with stickers.

  • Search Filters: Find your messages easily.

  • Catch-up Arrow: Never lose group chats.

  • Swipe to Reply: Respond swiftly.

  • Audio Message: Record and transcribe audio.

  • Location Sharing: Share and see locations.

  • Live Location: Track friends' locations.

  • Code Cleanup: It auto-deletes verification codes of your iPhone.

  • Apple Cash Payments: Set up your recurring payments.

  • iMessage in MMS Groups: Enjoy more features.

  • Messages in iCloud: Sync settings.

  • Leave a FaceTime Message: You can record if unanswered, and send it to your friends.

  • Custom Contact Posters: Unique FaceTime presence.

  • Collaborate via Share Menu: Share during your calls.

  • Silence Unknown Callers: Added privacy.

  • Reactions and Gestures: Interactive calls.

3. FaceTime:


  • Leave FaceTime Messages: Easily record and send your video or audio messages.

  • Custom Contact Posters: Personalize your FaceTime calls with unique posters.

  • Updated Share Menu: Collaborate seamlessly during FaceTime conversations.

  • Privacy with Silence: Automatically decline calls from unknown contacts for added privacy.

  • Interactive Calls: Enhance FaceTime with screen effects triggered by taps and gestures.

  • StandBy Mode: Ideal for various settings:

    • Clock Customization: Choose from styles and accent colors.

    • Widget Info: Get quick access to events, home controls, and more.

    • Personal Touch: Tailor StandBy with colors and photo albums.

    • Live Activities: Easily manage timers, games, and music controls.


4. StandBy:



  • StandBy Mode: Versatile mode for nightstand, kitchen, or desk.

  • Clocks: Choose from 5 styles, personalize colors, and showcase photos.

  • Widgets: Instant info on calendar, home, weather, and more.


  • Personalization: Customize your iPhone with colors and photo albums.

  • Live Activities: Gives you quick access to timers, games, and music controls.


5. Widgets:



  • Interactive Widgets: Take action from your Home or Lock Screen for tasks like managing to-dos and controlling media.

  • Undo on Home Screen: Quickly revert widget placement to its previous layout.

  • iPhone Widgets on Mac: Use iPhone widgets on your Mac, no app installation is required.

  • Photos Album Widget: Feature your favorite album's photos in your widget.

  • Music Widget: Control playback and explore top charts and recommendations (for subscribers).

  • Podcasts Widget: Manage podcast episodes with play and pause options.

  • Safari Widget: Access websites in your Safari reading list straight from the widget.

  • Home Widget: Easily control your home setup.

  • Contacts Widget: Get quick info on your contacts, including location and messages.

  • Books Widget: Play and pause audiobooks effortlessly.

  • News Widget: Play or pause podcasts or News+ audio stories from your widget.


5. Siri:


  • Natural Activation: Say "Siri" instead of "Hey Siri" for quick access.

  • Fluid Interaction: Easily interrupt and give back-to-back commands.

  • In-call Assistance: Access Siri during phone and FaceTime calls.

  • Improved Messaging: Streamlined communication with preferred apps.

  • Efficient CarPlay: Enjoy a compact interface for seamless multitasking.

  • Bilingual Siri: Enhanced support for English (India) users.

6. AirPods:



  • Adaptive Audio: AirPods Pro (2nd generation) introduces Adaptive Audio, automatically adjusting noise control to suit your environment.

  • Personalized Volume: iOS 17 adjusts media volume based on your environment and listening preferences.

  • Conversation Awareness: AirPods now lower media volume and enhance voices when you start speaking, reducing background noise.

  • Press to Mute/Unmute: Easily control your microphone during calls with a simple press on your AirPods.

7. Maps:




  • Offline Maps: Download maps for offline use, including routes for driving, cycling, walking, and public transit.


  • EV routing improvements: iOS 17 displays charger availability and allows you to filter by plug type and network.


  • Siri in Maps: Use Siri to navigate through Maps for an intuitive experience.


  • Private Browsing in Maps: Keep your browsing private with locked Private Browsing.


8. Safari and Passwords:



  • Profiles: Keep your browsing organized with different profiles.

  • Locked Private Browsing: Your private browsing now locks automatically for added security.

  • Tracker Blocking: Say goodbye to online trackers with aggressive blocking.

  • Password Sharing: You can easily share passwords with trusted contacts.

  • Verification Code Autofill: No more typing verification codes; Safari does it for you!

9. AirDrop:



  • NameDrop: Share your contact info by simply bringing your iPhone close to someone else's. It automatically includes your name and Contact Poster, making it easy to connect.

  • New AirDrop Initiation: Start AirDrop sharing or SharePlay by bringing your iPhone near another one.

  • Internet Continuation: AirDrop transfers now continue over the internet when you go out of range. Handy, right?


10. Journal:



  • Smart Suggestions: Let your iPhone suggest meaningful moments based on your activities, like trips or music choices, sparking your journaling inspiration.

  • Inspiring Prompts: Get started with writing prompts that encourage reflection and creativity, making journaling a breeze.

  • Easy Organization: Save and filter your entries, bookmark important ones, and revisit your memories effortlessly.

  • Privacy First: Rest easy knowing your journal is secure with on-device processing, end-to-end encryption, and the option to lock it for your eyes only.




11. Keyboard:



  • Improved Typing: Faster and more accurate typing with inline predictive text and enhanced autocorrect.


  • Sentence Corrections: Better grammar correction and improved predictions across multiple languages.


  • Language Adaptation: Your keyboard learns your language use for autocorrect and suggestions.



  • Expanded Language Support: Added support for more languages and keyboard layouts, including transliteration and Japanese handwriting.


12. Music:


  • SharePlay for Car: Control car music from any seat, and let everyone add to the playlist.

  • Collaborative Playlists: Create your playlists with friends, add, rearrange, and react with emojis.

  • Favorite Songs: Find your top tracks in one playlist, and pick your favorite music for better recommendations.

  • Apple Music Sing: Sing along with lyrics on Apple TV, and apply fun camera filters.

  • Smooth Crossfade: Enjoy gapless music playback with smooth transitions between songs.


13. AirPlay:



  • Smart Device List: Easily find your preferred TV or speaker based on your usage habits.

  • Quick Connections: Get instant suggestions for connecting to your preferred AirPlay device.




  • Automatic Connections: The iPhone connects to the right AirPlay device automatically.

  • Hotel AirPlay: Enjoy your content on hotel TVs by scanning a unique QR code for privacy.




14. Spotlight:



  • Swift App Access: Seamlessly leap into the app actions you need.

  • Vivid Visuals: Visual search results that instantly catch your eye.

  • Video Hunt: Search videos by scenes, faces, and moments.

  • Effortless Settings: Toggle settings right from your search.

  • Smart Actions: Get things done with quick actions for numbers, emails, dates, and times.


15. Visual Look Up:




  • Expanded Discoveries: Find recipes, map routes, and decode symbols from photos.

  • Multi-Subject Lift: Remove and place multiple objects in Messages.

  • Video Insights: Get info on your paused video objects.

  • Quick Lookup: By this, you can instantly find details about lifted objects in photos.


16. Health:



  • Favorites Upgrade: Experience an enhanced Favorites section with detailed chart previews at your fingertips.

  • Medication Reminders: Never miss a dose! This ensures you stay on top of your health regimen.

  • Mind and Mood Tracking: Gain emotional awareness and enhance your well-being by tracking your daily mood.



  • Mind Insights: Watch your emotional world through interactive charts, revealing the factors influencing your mood.

  • Mental Health Assessments: Assess your risk for depression and anxiety and seek support.

  • Resources: Access a wealth of knowledge and localized mental health support through informative articles.

  • Screen Distance: Encourage healthy device usage by managing viewing distances.

  • Time in Daylight: Boost your well-being by spending more time outdoors, with easy tracking on your Apple Watch. For parents, keep an eye on your kids' outdoor time with Family Setup.


17. Privacy & Security:



  • Enhanced Photos Privacy: Easily select and share your photos within apps without giving access to your entire library.

  • Add-only Calendar permission: Now create new calendar events without accessing your personal information.

  • App privacy improvements: Developers can offer more transparent Privacy, fostering better privacy transparency.


  • Link tracking protection: Prevent tracking across websites with link information removal in Messages, Mail, and Safari Private Browsing.

  • Lockdown Mode: Strengthen your device security with improved networking, media handling, sandboxing, and network security.

18. Communication Safety:



  • Sensitive Content Warning: In iOS 17, you can blur photos and videos, giving you control over what you view.



  • Expanding Protection For Children: iOS 17 boosts safety for kids in iCloud families, extending protection to AirDrop, photos, videos, and FaceTime. This ensures a safer online experience for children.







Many More Feature-Rich Experience!


1. Accessibility:


iOS 17 boosts accessibility with Assistive Access, Personal Voice, and Live Speech. Sharper Siri voices, customizable settings, and image pausing provide you with enhanced usability.




2. Memoji:


Express yourself with three cool new stickers - Smirk, Angel Halo, and Peekaboo, to add flair to your messages.






3. Reminders:


iOS 17 streamlines task management with organized Grocery Lists, Early, suggested Reminders, and widget convenience.








4. Notes:


iOS 17 enhances note-taking with inline PDFs, linked notes, stylish text, and seamless Pages document creation.





5. PDFs:


Manage your PDFs with intelligent form detection and improved AutoFill. It's faster and more efficient.








6. Fitness:


Stay motivated with shared achievements and expert Trainer Tips. Custom plans and activity stacks keep you on track and personalize audio focus.





7. Find My:


Keep an eye on your valuables with Item Sharing. Precision Finding ensures you never lose your stuff again.







8. Home:


Gain insights into your device usage with Activity history. Effortlessly manage Matter Locks and optimize energy use with Grid Forecast using your iPhone.










9. News:


Apple News+ subscribers get a treat with exclusive crossword puzzles.








10. Photos:


iOS 17 adds a fun touch by recognizing your pets in the People album. You can easily organize and edit memories, and iCloud Photos syncing is more seamless than ever.




11. Apple ID:


Set up your Apple device with proximity sign-in. Sign in with your email or phone number for added convenience and security.







12. Freeform:


Do creativity with better drawing tools, efficient diagrams, and content sharing. Explore 3D objects on your canvas too!









Final Words:

iOS 17 is a game-changer for iPhone users. It empowers you to do more and do it better, every day, making your iPhone experience truly extraordinary. Whether you're a productivity enthusiast, a creative soul, or someone who values privacy and security, iOS 17 brings something for everyone, enhancing your daily interactions and making your iPhone an indispensable companion.

So, are you ready to elevate your iPhone experience with the iOS 17 upgrade?


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