Call & Voicemail Features
Apple has released updated voicemail, videomail, and contact cards for missed Facetime calls. A new function called posters is also included in the upgraded iOS. When a call is received, this function fills the entire screen on the recipient’s iPhone with contact images and information. A new voicemail function called live transcription translates the caller’s message in real-time and gives the user the choice of answering the call or letting it go to voicemail. The ‘Check-In’ feature is another updated feature designed for those who check in on their friends and family while they walk or drive home. Your loved ones will be informed that you have arrived thanks to this sticker. If the intended route home is delayed, this app will also send a reminder.
Voice message transcriptions were also introduced by Apple, while Android users are already familiar with this capability from the Pixel 7 series. Sharing live locations, which are already available on WhatsApp, is another update that is not really new for Apple. The ability to add any emoji or photo cut-out as a “sticker” is another update to the iMessage stickers. In the latest iOS, Apple’s infamous autocorrect also receives an update. The keyboard now uses a new language model and features a simpler shortcut that allows users to return to the original word they wrote if autocorrect misunderstands what they have written. Additionally, Apple also unveiled NameDrop, which functions similarly to Airdrop but just for contacts. iPhones can be tapped together to exchange contact information.
Apple has also introduced the Journal app. It intelligently recommends instances that a user might want to record in a journal entry. The software may schedule reminders to start writing, and the entries can incorporate images and activities. For security, it has end-to-end encryption. Additionally, StandBy is a new option in Apple iOS 17. This mode, which makes the screen into a status display with the date and time, is specifically for charging. Additionally, it can display data from widgets, smart stacks, and Live Activities, and it can switch on automatically when the phone is charging in landscape mode.
The Apple devices must be running the A12 Bionic chipset or later in order to receive the new iOS 17 update. All the latest iPhone models from 12 to 13 to 14 and their Pro and Pro Max models will be receiving the iOS 17 updates. The iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, and iPhone SE (second generation) are some of the earlier handsets that are compatible with iOS 17.The iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X won’t be receiving this more recent version of the operating system. Similarly, users of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro from the first generation or the iPhone 5th generation will not be able to upgrade to iPadOS 17.