ios 17 new features list

 Apple's iPhone Upgrade Accompanied by watchOS 10 and iPadOS 17, Introducing Fresh Features to Apple's Mobile Devices

Apple is set to roll out software updates for its iPhone, iPad, and smartwatch this upcoming Monday, introducing a range of fresh features and design enhancements tailored for compatible devices.

These updates, namely iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and watchOS 10, were initially unveiled at the company's developer conference in June. Notable improvements include a vastly improved keyboard with advanced autocorrect capabilities, expanded standby modes, customizable contact posters, heightened levels of personalization, and the most substantial overhaul of the Apple Watch's interface since its inception.

Here's a concise guide to get you up to speed on these forthcoming updates:

Release Schedule: The release of iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS updates typically commences around 6 pm UK time (1 pm in New York; 3 am in Sydney). What sets Apple apart is its approach—every eligible Apple device gains instant access to the update upon release, eliminating the need for staggered rollouts adopted by other manufacturers.


  • iOS 17: Compatible with all Apple smartphones from the iPhone XS (2018) and newer.
  • iPadOS 17: Compatible with all tablets, starting from the 2017 iPad Pro 10.5-inch or 2018 iPad (6th gen) and newer.
  • watchOS 10: Compatible with all Apple Watches, beginning with the Series 4 (2018) and newer.

Installation Guidance: To acquire these updates, follow these straightforward steps:

For iOS and iPadOS updates:

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Navigate to General > Software Update.
  3. Tap "Install" if the update is available.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Reboot your device to complete the installation.
  6. Alternatively, you can install the update using a Mac or iTunes on a Windows computer.

For watchOS 10:

  1. Ensure your iPhone is running iOS 17.
  2. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  3. Access General > Software Update.
  4. Follow the installation process.
  5. Place your Apple Watch on its charger to finalize the update.

Cost: Rest assured, these updates are provided free of charge by Apple. If you encounter any requests for payment, exercise caution, as they are likely fraudulent.

iOS 17 Highlights for iPhone:

  • Enhanced keyboard autocorrect with adaptive learning.
  • User-friendly allowance for using explicit language.
  • The ability to revert corrected text by tapping on underlined words.
  • Predictive text and sentence completion, akin to Google's Gmail.

These updates are poised to elevate your Apple device experience significantly, offering a myriad of exciting features and enhancements. Stay tuned for the imminent release and make the most of these advancements.

Contact posters, video messages and live voicemail

Contact posters are a creative way to personalize your calls. They encompass your photo, text, and customizable colors, which appear on the recipient's phone and in their contacts app when you initiate a call. This feature empowers you to define your appearance when reaching out to people.

NameDrop simplifies contact sharing by enabling you to exchange your contact information effortlessly with another iPhone or Apple Watch, merely by bringing them into proximity and selecting what details to send. This proximity-based process also extends to other AirDrop file-sharing interactions.

Initially available for users in the US and Canada, the phone app now boasts real-time voicemail transcription. It automatically transcribes voicemail messages, granting you a preview of who is calling and the message's content before you answer. This proves especially useful in identifying and avoiding spam calls.

In the realm of FaceTime, callers can now leave video voicemails in cases where the recipient is unavailable. Additionally, video calls can be initiated on a TV using an Apple TV box and the camera of an iPhone or iPad. Furthermore, interactive animated reactions, including rising balloons and other engaging elements, can be triggered through hand gestures, such as giving a thumbs-up.

StandBy mode, just ‘Siri’ and offline Apple Maps

Standby mode, a novel addition, transforms your iPhone into a compact smart display when placed in a landscape orientation during charging. It provides an at-a-glance view of various elements, including the time, widgets, photos, and other informative content. Moreover, this mode facilitates seamless Siri interactions. An innovative option eliminates the need to say "hey Siri" each time when invoking Apple's voice assistant, allowing for consecutive requests without repetition.

In the Apple Maps app, a practical feature enables users to save specific map areas for offline access. This encompasses directions, opening hours, and other essential information, mirroring the well-established offline functionality of Google Maps. Apple's Safari browser has also evolved with the introduction of profiles, bringing it in line with competitors like Chrome and Firefox. These profiles permit users to maintain distinct sets of bookmarks, settings, websites, and cookies, catering to individual needs, such as one for work and another for personal use.

Introducing "Check In," a cutting-edge safety feature designed to enhance peace of mind. This feature empowers you to share your location with friends or family effortlessly. It operates autonomously, detecting when you arrive home and promptly notifying your designated contacts. Furthermore, if there are delays, "Check In" offers valuable insights to your contacts, including your location, battery status, and other pertinent details, enabling them to provide assistance when necessary.

In the realm of iPadOS 17, Apple's tablets inherit the majority of the innovative features found in iOS 17. Additionally, there are a few tailored enhancements designed specifically to maximize the potential of larger-screen devices. 

Customise lock screen with widgets

Apple introduced substantial lock screen customization options in the previous iOS 16 update for iPhones. Now, these customization capabilities have made their way to the iPad. Users can personalize their lock screens by adding widgets, utilizing animated wallpapers, adjusting the typeface, and exploring various other customization choices. Additionally, the lock screen now showcases live activities, including real-time events like flight tracking, enhancing the user experience.

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