At WWDC 2023, Apple showed off several new features coming to iOS 17, the latest upcoming update to its iPhone operating system.
iOS 17 includes features like ‘Live Voicemail,’ a live transcription of the voicemail that appears on your screen, so you can decide if you want to answer. Messages will get a new ‘Check In’ feature automatically notifying friends and family when you get home safely.
New contact posters also appear when you receive a call or on your contact cards, and AirDrop is getting a ‘NameDrop’ feature for sharing contacts more easily.
iOS 17 also includes a new ‘Standby’ mode that turns your iPhone into a tiny smart display that features a clock, widgets, home controls, slideshows and more. You can also say “Siri” instead of “Hey Siri” to launch Apple’s voice-activated assistant with iOS 17.
With all these upcoming features, are you excited about iOS 17’s release on the iPhone in September? I can’t wait for the new Standby mode and to only say “Siri” instead of “Hey Siri.”
To learn more about iOS 17, check out our round-up of the update’s top new features.
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