Apple has finally released iOS 17 for supported iPhones, including the iPhone SE 2nd gen, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS. Users can update to iOS 17 by going to Settings, then General, and selecting Software Update.
iOS 17 is a comprehensive update that brings improvements to various aspects of the operating system. From Phone, Messages, and AirDrop to FaceTime, Keyboard, and Safari, Apple has revamped and refined many features. Comparatively, Google’s Android 14 seems like a less substantial upgrade.
However, while iOS 17 offers many enhancements, it lacks a groundbreaking feature that previous versions had. Nevertheless, the design of iOS 17 is stunning, with a perfect blend of simplicity and sophistication. The UI is cohesive, responsive, and visually impressive.
Some noteworthy features of iOS 17 include Contact Posters in Phone and Check In in Messages. Contact Posters allow users to create visually appealing contact cards, while Check In provides a new way to share location information. The new animated menu in Messages, which houses various special features, is also a great addition.
Additionally, iOS 17 introduces NameDrop, a feature that allows users to share contact information and other content via AirDrop with a fancy animation. The update includes both catch-up features, such as offline Maps viewing and live voicemail transcripts, as well as innovative features like interactive widgets and Visual Look Up capabilities.
One standout feature of iOS 17 is StandBy, which transforms the iPhone into a smart display when it is charging and turned on its side. It offers three main screens: Widgets, Photos, and Clock. StandBy is highly customizable and adds both functionality and style to the iPhone.
In conclusion, iOS 17 brings a range of improvements and new features to supported iPhones. While it may lack a standout feature, the update enhances the overall user experience and offers a visually stunning design. Users can now enjoy the benefits of iOS 17 by updating their devices.