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Apple released iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 for iPhone and iPad today, representing the largest annual software update for your mobile devices. The most notable update for iPad users is the introduction of Lock Screen customization features, similar to what was released for iPhone last year in iOS 16. This update also allows app developers to create interactive widgets designed for the home screen (read the full list of updates from Apple below).
As with any software update, we recommend waiting until your app or accessory developer has time to test it out and verify there are no compatibility issues.
iOS 17 brings big updates to Phone, Messages, and FaceTime that give you new ways to express yourself as you communicate. StandBy delivers a new full-screen experience with glanceable information designed to view from a distance when you turn iPhone on its side while charging. AirDrop makes it easier to share and connect with those around you and adds NameDrop for contact sharing. Enhancements to the keyboard make entering text faster and easier than ever before. iOS 17 also includes updates to Widgets, Safari, Music, AirPlay, and more.
Phone– Contact Posters let you customize how you appear on other people’s devices when you call them with a customized poster– Live Voicemail displays a live transcription as someone leaves a message and allows you to pick up the call
Messages– Stickers iMessage app brings all your stickers into one place including Live Stickers, Memoji, Animoji, emoji stickers, and your third party sticker packs– Live Stickers can be created by lifting the subject from photos or videos and stylizing them with effects like Shiny, Puffy, Comic, and Outline– Check In automatically notifies a family member or friend when you arrive at a destination safely and can share helpful information with them in case of a delay– Audio message transcription is available for audio messages you receive so you can read them in the moment and listen later– Search improvements help you find messages faster by allowing you to combine search filters such as people, keywords, and content types like photos or links to find exactly what you are looking for– Swipe to reply to a message inline by swiping to the right on any bubble– One-time verification code cleanup automatically deletes verification codes from the Messages app after using them with AutoFill in other apps
FaceTime– Leave a video or audio message to capture exactly what you want to say when someone does not pick up your FaceTime call– Enjoy FaceTime calls on Apple TV by using your iPhone as a camera (Apple TV 4K 2nd generation and later)– Reactions layer 3D effects like hearts, balloons, confetti, and more around you in video calls and can be triggered with gestures– Video effects allow you to adjust the intensity of Studio Lighting and Portrait mode
StandBy– Full-screen experience with glanceable information like clocks, photos, and widgets designed to view from a distance when iPhone is on its side and charging in places such as your nightstand, kitchen counter, or desk– Clocks are available in a variety of styles including Digital, Analog, Solar, Float, and World Clock, with elements you can personalize like the accent color– Photos automatically shuffle through your best shots or showcase a specific album you choose– Widgets give you access to information at a distance and appear in Smart Stacks that deliver the right information at the right time– Night Mode lets clocks, photos, and widgets take on a red tone in low light– Preferred view per MagSafe charger remembers your preference for each place you charge with MagSafe, whether that’s a clock, photos, or widgets
Widgets– Interactive widgets let you take actions, like mark a reminder as complete, directly from the widget by tapping it on the Home Screen, Lock Screen, or in StandBy– iPhone widgets on Mac enable you to add widgets from your iPhone to your Mac desktop
AirDrop– NameDrop lets you exchange contact information with someone new by bringing your iPhones close together– New way to initiate AirDrop allows you to share content or start a SharePlay session over AirDrop by bringing your iPhones close together
Keyboard– Improved autocorrect accuracy makes typing even easier by leveraging a powerful transformer-based language model (iPhone 12 and later)– Easier autocorrect editing temporarily underlines corrected words and lets you revert back to what you originally typed with just a tap– Enhanced sentence corrections can correct more types of grammatical mistakes when you finish sentences (iPhone 12 and later)– Inline predictive text shows single and multi-word predictions as you type that can be added by tapping space bar (iPhone 12 and later)
Safari and Passwords– Profiles keep your browsing separate for topics like work and personal, separating your history, cookies, extensions, Tab Groups, and favorites– Private Browsing enhancements include locking your private browsing windows when you’re not using them, blocking known trackers from loading, and removing identifying tracking from URLs– Password and passkey sharing lets you create a group of passwords to share with trusted contacts that stays up to date as members of the group make changes– One-time verification code AutoFill from Mail autofill in Safari so you can log in without leaving the browser
Music– SharePlay makes it easy for everyone to control and play Apple Music in the car– Crossfade smoothly transitions between songs by fading out the currently playing song while fading in the next so the music never stops
AirPlay– Intelligent AirPlay device list makes finding the right AirPlay-compatible TV or speaker even easier by showing your devices in order of relevance, based on your preferences– Suggested AirPlay device connections are proactively shown to you as a notification to make it even more seamless to connect to your preferred AirPlay devices– Automatic AirPlay device connections are made between your iPhone and the most relevant AirPlay-compatible device so all you have to do is tap “Play” to begin enjoying your content
AirPods– Adaptive Audio delivers a new listening mode that dynamically blends Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency to tailor the noise control experience based on the conditions of your environment (AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with firmware version 6A300 or later)– Personalized Volume adjusts the volume of your media in response to your environment and listening preferences over time (AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with firmware version 6A300 or later)– Conversation Awareness lowers your media volume and enhances the voices of the people in front of the user, all while reducing background noise (AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with firmware version 6A300 or later)– Press to mute and unmute your microphone by pressing the AirPods stem or the Digital Crown on AirPods Max when on a call (AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro (1st and 2nd generation), or AirPods Max with firmware version 6A300 or later)
Maps– Offline Maps allow you to select an area you want to access, search, and explore rich information for places to download for use when your iPhone doesn’t have a Wi-Fi or cellular signal– EV routing improvements give you routes based on real-time EV charger availability for supported chargers
Siri– Option to say “Siri” in addition to “Hey Siri” for an even more natural way to make requests– Back-to-back requests can be issued without needing to reactivate Siri in between commands (iPhone 11 and later)
Visual Look Up– Expanded domains in Visual Look Up help you discover similar recipes from photos of food, Maps information from photos of storefronts, and the meaning of signs and symbols on things like laundry tags– Multiple or single subjects can be lifted from the background of photos and videos and placed into apps like Messages– Visual Look Up in Video helps you learn about objects that appear in paused video frames– Visual Look Up for subjects in photos enables you to look up information about objects you lift from photos directly from the callout bar
Health– State of Mind reflection allows you to log your momentary emotion and daily mood, choose what factors are having the biggest impact on you, and describe your feelings– Interactive charts give you insights into your state of mind, how it has changed over time, and what factors may have influence such as exercise, sleep, and mindful minutes– Mental health assessments help you understand your current risk for depression and anxiety and if you might benefit from getting support– Screen Distance leverages the TrueDepth camera that powers Face ID to encourage you to increase the distance you view your device to reduce digital eye strain and can help reduce the risk of myopia in children
Privacy– Sensitive Content Warnings can be enabled to prevent users from unexpectedly being shown images containing nudity in Messages, AirDrop, Contact Posters in the Phone app, and FaceTime messages– Expanded Communication Safety protections for children now detect videos containing nudity in addition to photos that children may receive or attempt to send in Messages, AirDrop, Contact Posters in the Phone app, FaceTime messages, and the system Photo picker– Improved sharing permissions give you even more control over what you share with apps, with an embedded photo picker and an add-only Calendar permission– Link tracking protection removes extra information from links shared in Messages, Mail, and Safari Private Browsing that some websites use in their URLs to track you across other websites, and links still work as expected
Accessibility– Assistive Access distills apps and experiences to their essential features in Phone and FaceTime, Messages, Camera, Photos, and Music, including large text, visual alternatives, and focused choices to lighten cognitive load– Live Speech lets you type what you want to say and have it be spoken out loud in phone calls, FaceTime calls, and for in-person conversations– Personal Voice enables users who are at risk of losing their voice to privately and securely create a voice that sounds like them on iPhone, and use it with Live Speech in phone and FaceTime calls– Point and Speak in Magnifier Detection Mode uses iPhone to read text out loud on physical objects with small text labels, such as keypads on doors and buttons on appliances
This release also includes other features and improvements:– Roadside Assistance via satellite lets you contact AAA to help you with vehicle issues when out of Wi-Fi or cellular range (iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max)– Pets in the People album in Photos surfaces individual pets in the album just like friends or family members– Photos Album widget lets you select a specific album from the Photos app to appear in the widget– Item sharing in Find My allows you to share an AirTag or Find My network accessory with up to five other people– Activity History in Home displays a recent history of events for door locks, garage doors, security systems, and contact sensors– Grid Forecast in Home shows when your electrical grid has cleaner energy sources available (Contiguous US only)– Grocery Lists in Reminders automatically group related items into sections as you add them– Inline PDFs and document scans in Notes are presented full-width, making them easy to view and mark them up– New Memoji stickers in Keyboard include Halo, Smirk, and Peekaboo– App Shortcuts in Spotlight Top Hit offer you app shortcuts to your next action when you search for an app– Redesigned Sharing tab in Fitness provides highlights of your friends’ activity like workout streaks and awards– Email or phone number sign-in lets you sign into your iPhone with any email address or phone number listed in your Apple ID account– New drawing tools in Freeform include a fountain pen, watercolor brush, ruler and more to create expressive boards– Crash Detection optimizations (iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max)
Unique features for iPadOS 17
iPadOS 17 brings a redesigned Lock Screen with new ways to customize, showcase your photos, and add widgets for information at a glance. Messages includes a new Stickers experience which brings all of your stickers together. The Health app comes to iPad designed for the larger display. Productivity improvements make it easier to work with full-width PDFs and document scans in Notes and Stage Manager adds more flexibility to the positioning of windows and adds external display camera support. iPadOS 17 also includes updates to Safari, Keyboard, Music, AirPlay, and more.
Lock Screen • Redesigned Lock Screen gives you all new ways to personalize your Lock Screen by showcasing favorite photos, customizing font styles, displaying widgets, and more • A multilayered depth effect places the subject of the photo in front of the time • Multiple Lock Screens can be created and you can easily switch between them • Lock Screen gallery offers personalized suggestions as well as Apple curated collections, with new wallpapers like Kaleidoscope, Hello, and Lake • Motion effect for Live Photo wallpaper makes your Lock Screen feel more dynamic with Live Photos which settle into your Home Screen when unlocked • Live Activities make it easier to stay on top of things that are happening in real time, right from the Lock Screen • Notifications appear at the bottom of your Lock Screen and can be displayed in an expanded list view, stacked view, or count view
Widgets • Widgets on the Lock Screen let you glance at information like the weather, time, battery levels, calendar events, alarms and third party widgets • Interactive widgets let you take actions, like mark a reminder as complete, directly from the widget by tapping it on the Home Screen or Lock Screen • Undo on Home Screen lets you undo where you placed a widget by shaking iPad or using a three-finger tap
Notes • Inline PDFs and document scans are presented full-width in your note, making it easy to view and mark-up a document you’re reviewing • Linked notes allow you to create hyperlinks to other notes to connect ideas, content, or any information • Block quote formatting makes it easy to visually offset a section of writing with a quote bar • Monostyled text formatting features monospace text inset with a distinct background • Open in Pages lets you create a Pages document from your note from the share menu
Freeform • Improved drawing with new tools, like fountain pen, ruler and watercolor as well as shape recognition • Follow Along allows you to guide collaborators around your board so that they can see what you see as you move around the canvas • Better diagraming helps you quickly build diagrams and flowcharts by dragging connector handles to connect objects • Share to Freeform lets you add content from other apps to your Freeform boards using the share sheet • PDF markup allows you to annotate directly on PDFs in your board • 3D interaction lets you preview 3D objects on your canvas with Quick Look
Stage Manager • More flexible window positioning lets you create your ideal window layout with larger draggable areas for precise selection and positioning of apps • External display cameras can be used for FaceTime and video calls