Apple iOS 17 is set to be officially available across the world, including India, on Monday, bringing a host of security improvements as a free software update for the newly launched iPhone 15 series, including older models.
iOS 17 brings new features across Apple’s first-party apps, including the Phone app, Messages, and FaceTime, and introduces new features like live voicemail, FaceTime audio and video messages, and more.
“We’re reimagining AirDrop with new ways to share, making even better autocorrect, and introducing all-new experiences with Journal and StandBy,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering.
The Phone app has been significantly updated with Contact Posters, which allow users to customize how they appear to their contacts, and real-time transcription on the device when someone leaves a voicemail, powered by the A17 Pro. We’ve added live voicemail so you can check your Users can also answer the call while the caller leaves a message.
Apple says Messages adds a new sticker experience, more powerful search, transcription of voice messages, and a check-in feature that lets users automatically notify friends and family when they’ve safely arrived at their destination. Masu.
NameDrop gives users a new way to more easily share contact information using AirDrop, just by having two iPhone devices.
The same gesture can be used for things like AirDrop content, allowing users to complete sending large files over the Internet remotely from each other.
StandBy provides users with a customizable full-screen experience with at-a-glance information designed to be visible from a distance when iPhone is charging horizontally. With the always-on display on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, Standby stays on and shows you helpful information. Perfect for your desk, nightstand, or kitchen counter.
Interactive widgets on the home screen, lock screen, and standby allow users to perform actions with just a tap, making it easy to complete to-dos or play or pause a song directly from the widget. It will be.
Safari improves protections for private browsing and introduces profiles, allowing users to separate browsing for topics such as work and personal.
iOS 17 introduces 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, and passwords with iCloud Keychain. More updates are coming, including passkey sharing and more. more.
An important addition to Lockdown Mode is that it now runs on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, as well as Apple Watch. Lockdown mode in iOS 17 automatically removes location data from photos by default when you share them with others.
Private browsing is also locked by default, and device owners are asked to scan their face or fingerprint before opening a private tab.