iOS 17 is now available to all users, bringing a number of new and exciting features to the iPhone.
Messages has been redesigned with a focus on simplicity and ease of use. New features include audio message transcriptions, the ability to edit and unsend messages, and a new plus button that gives you quick access to iMessage apps and other tools.
FaceTime has also received some major updates. You can now leave video voicemails for your friends and family, and you can even take FaceTime calls on an Apple TV using your iPhone or iPad as the camera.
StandBy mode is a new feature that turns your iPhone into a smart display when it’s charging and positioned horizontally. You can use StandBy mode to view the time, weather, and other information at a glance, or to control your smart home devices.
NameDrop is a new way to quickly and easily exchange contact information with new friends. Simply tap your iPhones together to share your contact information.
Inline predictive text is a new feature that can predict and finish your sentences for you as you type. This can help you to type faster and more efficiently.
These are just a few of the new features that are available in iOS 17. To learn more, I recommend visiting Apple’s website or reading my full iOS 17 preview.
In addition to the features I mentioned above, iOS 17 also includes a number of other improvements, such as:
- A new lock screen with more customization options
- A new Focus mode that can be used to filter out distractions
- New features for Maps, such as the ability to plan multi-stop routes
- New features for Safari, such as the ability to share tab groups with others
- New accessibility features, such as Live Captions and Door Detection
Overall, iOS 17 is a significant update that brings a number of new features and improvements to the iPhone. If you have a compatible device, I encourage you to update to iOS 17 today.