iOS 17 set to change your iPhone Control Center forever

iOS 17 is tipped to change the design of your iPhone's Control Center this year. Know what’s coming.

| Updated on: Apr 06 2023, 17:12 IST
Sports live to screen recording, here is what iOS 16.5 first public beta focuses on
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1/5 iOS 16.4 update has been released for the iPhone users, and now Apple has started focusing on the next update- iOS 16.5. The company has even rolled out the first public beta of iOS 16.5 for testers. "Apple today (March 30) seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 updates to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test out the software head of its official launch. The public betas come two days after Apple provided the betas to developers," a report by MacRumors stated. (Pixabay)
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2/5 In order to test the iOS 16.5 update, people who have signed up for Apple's free beta testing program can go to the Settings of their phone. Then click on General, select Software Update. Meanwhile, here is what the iOS 16.5 will bring to your iPhone. (HT Tech)
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3/5 My Sports tab in Apple News: It seems like with iOS 16.5 Beta 1, a new Sports tab can be found at the bottom of the screen which will let users keep up to date with the news and performance of their preferred sports teams. (Unsplash)
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4/5 Screen recording by Siri: According to 9to5Mac, this update is expected to allow Siri to start screen recording without any manual intervention. All you need to do is simply say "Hey Siri, start screen recording", and it will start capturing what's on your screen. (Unsplash)
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5/5 Sports multi-view on Apple TV: The iOS 16.5 Beta 1 can allow users to stream up to four different sports simultaneously, giving users an opportunity to catch all the action live. (Unsplash)
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iOS 17 is expected to be announced during the WWDC 2023 event. (Unsplash)

iOS 17 is just a couple of months away from its official announcement! During the keynote address at Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), scheduled for June 5, 2023, Apple is expected to announce the iOS 17. In case you are excited about the next mega software update release, then know that an unidentified source who accurately leaked information about iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island last year has shared some insights.

According to a MacRumors forum member, iOS 17 will prioritize enhancing performance and stability, so significant changes should not be anticipated, except for one – a "major" change to Control Center on the iPhone. iOS 17 may roll out a redesigned Control Center that will be among the more noticeable alterations accompanying the software update. Sadly, the source did not reveal any particular information regarding modifications that Apple is planning for the Control Center.

Expected changes in iPhone's Control Center with iOS 17

It must be noted that the iPhone's Control Center has remained mostly unchanged since its launch of iOS 11 in 2017, the report stated. That means, in over 6 years, this will be the first time iPhone users will see a design overhaul in the Control Center. The menu furnishes iPhone users with a user-friendly way to manage Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, display brightness, volume, and various other system functions. On iPhone X and later versions, Control Center can be accessed by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen.

Control Center, which made its debut with iOS 7, will mark its tenth anniversary this year. As per the report, speculation suggests that Apple may opt to provide more customization options and redesign the menu's appearance after six years of relatively minor modifications, although specific alterations, if any, are yet to be revealed.

iOS 17 announcement (expected)

Just like the previous iPhone software updates, the next big update of iOS 17 is expected to be announced at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which will likely be held in June 2023. From the upcoming iPhone 15 to iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12 and some other previous iPhones will get this update.

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First Published Date: 06 Apr, 16:20 IST
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