iOS 17 is out! Know exciting new features and how to update

Now that it has been publicly rolled out, here’s why you should update your iPhone to iOS 17. Check out the top features of the next big iPhone update.

| Updated on: Sep 19 2023, 15:56 IST
Finally! iOS 17 lets users hyperlink text in iPhone mail app
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1/7 Apple is expected to officially introduce the new operating system of the iPhone, iOS 17 along with iPhone 15 series at the Apple event happening on September 12, 2023. Apple already gave a sneak peek of the iOS 17 at WWDC 2023 and some of its features include Contact Posters, Live Voicemail, and more. (Unsplash)
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2/7 The iOS 17 is now in the beta testing phase, where the company is constantly exploring and testing new features. The testing will ensure that there are no problems in the upcoming operating system.  (Unsplash)
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3/7 According to a shared post by Federico Viticci, iPhone’s Mail app will now enable users to hyperlink any word while drafting the mail. However, users will get this update after the official launch and they will have to download the update on their iPhones. (AP)
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4/7 Apple has introduced several updates, but somehow it never enabled users to hyperlink anything in the iPhone mail app. Now, with this Mail app's new features, users can avoid sharing long URLs separately. (Apple)
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5/7 To hyperlink a text, first copy the URL you want to add to the email. Then while creating an email you have to first write the message that you want the recipient to get. After drafting, long press the selected word you want to hyperlink. (Apple)
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6/7 A floating pop-up tab will appear on your iPhone screen. There, you’ll see a new “Add Link” option. Tap and paste the link. However, note that this feature will only be available after your iPhone gets updated with iOS 17.  (Unsplash)
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7/7 Note that the above-mentioned Mail app feature is based on a rumour and has not been confirmed by Apple yet. The actual feature will be discovered after the actual release and when it will be rolled out to the public.  (Apple)
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iOS 17 is now publicly available on iPhones. Know how to get it. (Unsplash)

Apple finally released its next big update for iPhones, the iOS 17, publicly yesterday, September 18. Since announcing it at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2023 on June 5, Apple has been rigorously testing its new features, along with patching up various bugs, glitches, and performance issues. As many as 8 beta updates have been made available to registered as well as public developers so far, and many new features have been added. Now that it has been publicly rolled out, here's why you should update your iPhone to iOS 17.

iOS 17: How to get it

Step 1: To download iOS 17 on your iPhone, open Settings.

Step 2: Tap on General and then Software Update.

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Step 3: After a few seconds of checking for the update, the iOS 17 update should pop up.

Step 4: Tap on Download and Install, and agree to the terms and conditions.

iOS 17: Why you should update your iPhone

iOS 17 brings several new features to iPhones. Users can now leave a video message in case a FaceTime user does not answer the call. Additionally, Safari has received enhanced privacy features, while mental health features have been added to the health app. iPhone users can now take advantage of offline maps in Apple Maps while navigating, while collaborative playlists are available in Apple Music.

It also includes other security and privacy features, alongside bug fixes, and performance improvements. Check out the 3 big features that iPhone users can take advantage of with iOS 17.

1. Journal app - Apple, at WWDC 2023, announced a new Journal app for the iPhone. It acts as a digital journal and allows users to document everything they wish to jot down. In addition to texts, users can also add images, and music links, as well as map locations to their journal entries.

2. Contact Posters - iOS 17 brings a new way for users to save others' contacts, as well as share them. Incoming calls can be tweaked with Memoji, typography, font colors, and photo edits. Contact Posters will also be available in third-party calling apps such as WhatsApp, Google Meet, Skype, and more.

3. Live Voicemail - If you get a lot of annoying and unwanted callers, you can now know what they have to say before deciding whether to pick up their calls. With the Live Voicemail feature in iOS 17, iPhone users can see a live transcription of incoming calls as people speak.

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First Published Date: 19 Sep, 14:15 IST
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