Apple’s new iOS 17 update will be available for free on September 18. The update includes a number of new features, such as:
- Customizable outgoing call screens: You can now choose what people see when you call them by setting a custom outgoing call screen. This could be a photo, a video, or even a custom GIF.
- Send incoming calls to voicemail and read a transcription of them instead: If you don’t want to answer an incoming call, you can now send it to voicemail and read a transcription of it instead. This way, you can see what the person has to say without having to talk to them.
- Quick voice and video messages for Facetime calls: If someone doesn’t pick up their Facetime call, you can now send them a quick voice or video message. This is a great way to let them know that you’re trying to reach them and that you’ll call back later.
- Pick up calls as the person is leaving their message: Just like the olden days of answering machines, you can now pick up calls as the person is leaving their message. This is a great way to save time if you know what the person is going to say.
- Transcribed audio messages: iOS 17 will now transcribe audio messages for your convenience. This is a great way to catch up on your messages if you’re unable to listen to them.
- New sticker features in Messages, including Live Stickers: Messages is receiving a number of new features in iOS 17, including the ability to affix emojis stickers to your messages and create Live Stickers using content from your camera roll.
- Check In: The Check In feature allows you to alert trusted contacts when you’ve reached your destination safely. This is a great way to give your loved ones peace of mind, especially if you’re traveling or working late.
- NameDrop: NameDrop is a new feature that streamlines sharing contact information with AirDrop. Simply put the two phones in close proximity to each other and the contact information will be shared automatically.
- Share larger files with AirDrop: You can now share larger files with AirDrop. If the file is too large to share over a cellular connection, AirDrop will create a download link that your phone can access later, once it’s on a Wi-Fi network.
- Widgets on the Home Screen, Lock Screen, and even in StandBy: iOS 17 now has widgets that can be placed on the Home Screen, Lock Screen, and even in StandBy. This gives you quick access to information and functionality without having to open any apps.
- Journal app: iOS 17 includes a new Journal app that helps you reflect and practice gratitude through journaling. This is a great way to improve your mental health and well-being.
- Improved spellcheck: iOS 17 has an improved spellcheck that returns fewer “ducking” autocorrects. This means that you can now swear in the group chat with confidence!
These are just a few of the new features in iOS 17. For more information, please visit the Apple website.
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