Fri. Sep 22nd, 2023

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 coming to Apple iPhones this year. But is it good enough to drive Android users to adopt iOS? Here’s a list of features we think might encourage you to get to the other side. As with previous updates, Apple is rolling out iOS 17 to iPhones launched in 2018. The iPhone XR and iPhone SE 2nd generation are also eligible for the new update (see the full list of eligible iPhones at the end of this story).

Apple iOS 17 introduces a large number of new features, but we have listed the top 10 most interesting:

Contact Posters: This feature allows you to customize what people see when you call them. You can create a personalized poster with different treatments for photos, Memoji and your name.

Exchange numbers with NameDrop: This feature makes the everyday 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 can both choose the specific phone numbers or email addresses you want to share, and you can share them directly along with your contact poster.

AirDrop and SharePlay: Apple AirDrop and SharePlay can be activated automatically once you hold your iPhone close to another. Like NameDrop, the ease of sharing makes it an interesting feature to use.

Live voicemail: When someone calls you and leaves a message, you’ll see a live transcript and can answer 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.

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Unified Apps menu in Messages: This feature brings all your iMessage apps in one place. You can tap the new plus button to see all the things you send most often, like photos, audio messages, and your location.

Checking into messages: This feature automatically alerts your friend or family member when you arrive at your destination, such as your home. This new feature could come in handy for frequent travelers who want to keep their friends and family updated on their whereabouts.

Audio message improvements: When recording an audio message, you can now pause and then continue recording the same message before sending it. You can play received audio messages up to twice as fast, continue listening when you leave the Messages app, or view a transcript.

Location sharing improvements: Share your location or directly request someone else’s location via the plus button in Messages with the new Location app. The location remains live within the chat window. You don’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.

StandBy option: Turn your iPhone on its side while charging to make it even more convenient to use when you lay it down. You will see clear information, such as the time and important notifications.

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List of iPhones eligible for the iOS 17 update:

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

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