Just a week after the launch of the new iPhone 15 series, Apple is finally rolling out the iOS 17 update to all eligible iPhones. This is the biggest software update planned for Apple iPhones this year. But is it enough to push Android users to adopt iOS? Here’s a list of features we think can encourage you to get to the other side. Similar to previous updates, Apple is rolling out iOS 17 to iPhones launched in 2018. The iPhone XR and iPhone SE 2nd generation will also be eligible for the new update (check the full list of eligible iPhones at the end of this story) .
Apple iOS 17 introduces a multitude of new features but we have listed the top 10 of the most interesting:
Contact posters: This feature allows you to customize what people see when you call them. You can create a personalized poster including various treatments for photos, Memoji and your name.
Exchange numbers with NameDrop: This feature makes the mundane process of sharing contacts interesting. All you have to do is hold your iPhone near someone else’s iPhone or Apple Watch to use NameDrop. You will both be able to choose the specific phone numbers or email addresses you want to share, and you will be able to share them instantly with your contact poster.
AirDrop and SharePlay: Apple AirDrop and SharePlay can be triggered automatically whenever you hold your iPhone near another. Like NameDrop, the ease of sharing makes it a great feature to use.
Live Voicemail: When someone calls you and leaves a message, you’ll see a live transcript and can take the call while they leave their message. You don’t even have to pick up the phone to know what the caller wants to talk to you about.
Unified application menu in messages: This feature brings all your iMessage apps together in one place. You can tap the new More button to view everything you send most, like photos, audio messages, and your location.
Saving in messages: This feature automatically notifies your friend or family member when you arrive at your destination, such as your home. This new feature could prove useful for frequent travelers who want to keep friends and family informed of their whereabouts.
Audio message improvements: When recording an audio message, you can now pause and then continue recording the same message before sending it. For received audio messages, play them at up to 2x speed, continue listening when you exit the Messages app, or view a transcript.
Location sharing improvements: Share your location or request someone else’s location directly from the plus button in Messages with the new Location app. The location will remain live in the chat window. You won’t need to open it in Maps.
FaceTime on Apple TV: Use your iPhone as a camera and start a call directly from the FaceTime app on Apple TV, or transfer the call from your iPhone to your TV.
Sleep option: Turn your iPhone on its side while charging to make it even more useful when you put it down. You will have access to visual information such as the time and important notifications.
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List of iPhones eligible for the iOS 17 update:
- iPhone 15 Plus
- iPhone 15 Pro
- iPhone 15 Pro Max
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)