Apple has announced that iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 will be available on September 18, featuring new features such as StandBy and interactive widgets.

Apple has announced that the latest version of its iPhone and iPad operating systems, iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, will be available for download on September 18. Earlier this year, the Cupertino-based corporation launched iOS 17, iPadOS 17, MacOS 10, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17 at the WWDC conference.

The iOS 17 Release Candidate is already accessible to Apple developers and beta users, providing them with a preview of the operating system that will be released to the general public on September 18.

Apple is sticking to its habit of issuing software updates shortly after releasing new iPhones. The iOS 16 update was made available on September 12, while the iOS 15 upgrade was made available on September 20.

What new features does iOS 17 include?

StandBy option

With iOS 17, the iPhone can function as an information hub by enabling the StandBy feature. On the locked screen, iPhone users will be able to view configurable full-screen information such as the time, Live Activities, incoming alerts, and a plethora of widgets. Please keep in mind that the feature only works when your Apple iPhone is charging.

New widgets

iOS 17 adds interactive widgets to Apple iPhone’s lock and home screens. These widgets work with both first-party and third-party apps.

NameDrop

The new NameDrop feature will leverage AirDrop on the iPhone to make it easier to transfer contact information by bringing two iPhones together.

Update to Phone and Messages app

The Phone app now has a configurable Contact Poster, letting users to pick what their contacts view when they call them. Live voicemail and the ability to silence unknown callers will also be available in limited countries.

Updates to FaceTime app

In iOS 17, iPhone users can record and send an audio/video message in the event that they miss a call. During a FaceTime connection, users can apply 3D effects to their video. They can also initiate a FaceTime call from Apple TV.

By Deesha

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