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This iOS 17 mode will turn your iPhone into a smart display; will yours support it? Check list

This iOS 17 feature will turn your iPhone into a smart display. Here is who will get it.

| Updated on: Jul 17 2023, 14:59 IST
Apple iOS 17 public beta out! Check India-specific features
iOS 17
1/7 Apple has released the public beta of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17, enabling users to test these platforms before their official launch. These updates bring several India-specific features, enhancing the user experience on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.  (Apple)
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2/7 Language support: Bilingual Siri experience in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 allows users to interact with Siri using a mix of English and Hindi, expanding language support for various activities. (Apple)
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3/7 iPhone keyboard: iOS 17 introduces transliteration keyboards for major Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam, facilitating seamless communication between English and regional languages. (Pexels)
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4/7 Quality of life updates in iOS 17, iPadOS, and macOS include the ability to sign into Apple ID using a phone number and an extended call history feature in the Phone app. (Pexels)
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5/7 Full page screenshot in Safari: iOS 17 and iPadOS allow users to capture full-page screenshots in Safari, Mail, and Notes, with options to save them as images or PDFs. Additionally, message filtering options are available on iPad. (Pixabay)
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6/7 Punjabi text with a dictionary icon: The iOS 17, iPadOS, and macOS updates feature a built-in dictionary in Punjabi, enabling users to easily access definitions of words and phrases. (Apple)
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7/7 By introducing these India-specific features, Apple aims to provide a more inclusive and personalised experience for its users in India. The public beta release allows users to explore and test these new functionalities before the official launch, creating anticipation for the upcoming commercial release on these platforms later this year. (Apple)
iOS 17
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StandBy Mode of iOS 17 will be a perfect option to make your iPhone useful even during charging. (Apple)

iOS 17 preview during the WWDC 2023 event showed some of the most exciting features that will come to iPhones. Recently, Apple has finally rolled out the first public beta of iOS 17 for iPhones, which lets users try the exclusive iOS 17 features ahead of the launch of the stable version. One of these thrilling yet convenient features that took quite a lot of attention is the StandBy Mode.

This StandBy Mode is the innovative Landscape Display mode for iPhones while charging and it transforms your handset into a dynamic smart display. Similar to Amazon's Echo Show, the iOS 17 iPhone Standby display allows you to fully customize and personalize your device -- clock faces, widgets, photos, and a lot more.

But will your iPhone support the iOS 17 StandBy Mode?

All iPhone models supporting iOS 17 will let you use the StandBy Mode:

1. iPhone 14 Series

2. iPhone 13 Series

3. iPhone 12 Series

4. iPhone 11 Series

5. iPhone XS

6. iPhone XS Max

7. iPhone XR

8. iPhone SE 2020

9. iPhone SE 2022

However, it must be noted that you will need to tap on the screen to view StandBy Mode's clock, widgets, photos, etc due to the absence of an always-on display. On the other hand, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will always show the StandBy display just like Echo Show. The 9to5mac report shared a quick guide on how to use the StandBy Mode on iPhone. Have a look here.

How to enable StandBy Mode on iPhone

  • Once you have updated your iPhone to iOS 17, make sure that your iPhone is locked and it is charging on a MagSafe or Qi-based wireless charger, or a Lightning charger to enable StandBy mode. Plus, it needs to be placed in a landscape orientation.
  • After that, go to Settings, find the StandBy option, and simply switch on the toggle bar.
  • For the first time, it will show you the welcome Splash screen and then the clock face or calendar will show up.
  • You can customize the StandBy screen just by holding the left or right widget. Now, simply swipe left or right to have more options such as photos, customizable clocks, and more.
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First Published Date: 17 Jul, 13:57 IST