On September 18, Apple iOS 17 will be officially released as a free software update for the newly launched iPhone 15 series, including older models. iOS 17 will include new features in Apple’s first-party apps such as the Phone app, Messages, FaceTime, and others, as well as new functionality such as Live Voicemail and FaceTime audio and video messages.
iOS 17 is available on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, making the iPhone even more personal and intuitive with new features.
The Phone app receives significant updates, including Contact Posters, which allow users to customize how they appear to their contacts, and Live Voicemail, which uses the power of A17 Pro to display real-time on-device transcription as a voicemail is left. Users can even answer the phone while the caller is leaving a message, IANS reported.
Messages get a new sticker experience, more powerful search, transcription of audio messages, and Check-In, which allows users to automatically notify friends and family when they have made it to their destination safely, according to Apple.
NameDrop gives users a new way to use AirDrop to easily share contact information by simply bringing two iPhone devices together. The same gesture can be used to AirDrop content and more, and now users can step away from each other and finish sending large files over the internet.
StandBy gives users a customizable full-screen experience with glanceable information designed to be viewed from a distance when iPhone is on its side and charging. With the Always-On display of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, StandBy stays on to show useful information — perfect on a desk, nightstand, or kitchen counter.
Interactive widgets on the Home Screen, Lock Screen, and in StandBy allow users to take action with just a tap, making it easy to complete a to-do or play or pause a song right from the widget.
Safari adds greater protection for Private Browsing and introduces profiles, helping users separate their browsing for topics like work and personal.
iOS 17 delivers many more updates, including Journal, a new app that helps iPhone users reflect and practice gratitude through journaling, improvements to autocorrect and Dictation that make entering text faster and easier than ever before, password and passkey sharing with iCloud Keychain, and much more.