Apple has presented iOS 17, an operating system that comes with a lot of important news in practically all sections: changes to Messages, FaceTime, the Calls application, AirDrop and even the predictive keyboard.
Apple has introduced iOS 17, which comes with a lot of new features to make iPhone users enjoy the operating system even more.
The update hits pretty much everywhere: Messages, FaceTime, the calling app, AirDrop, and even the predictive keyboard.
It’s time to see all this in detail, since many changes land in iOS.
The first thing to highlight has been a total change in the Calls application. Now, you will be able to change the photo, the text and what you think of a contact, so that when they call you, they appear on the screen in a much more pleasing way.
Also related to calls, another interesting point is that when someone leaves you a message on your voice mail, instead of having to call, you will see a message appear that is written in real time.
Best of all, calls deemed spam by operators will not appear in Live Voicemail, but will be rejected outright.
It should be noted that all this will be powered by the Neural Engine, so voicemail transcripts will be made on the device itself to ensure privacy.
FaceTime, for its part, also includes very interesting news. The most striking thing is that you can record a message and send it so that the receiver can see it when he feels like it and has time.
The messaging app also has new additions. The filters, for example, will help you find that chat you didn’t know where it was.
It also shows the location of your friends when they send it to you. Another interesting addition is Check-in, a kind of “bodyguard” that notifies the other person if you haven’t arrived home, since you haven’t hit the corresponding button after a while.
To be exact, this function, called Arrival Registration, works in the following way: When starting the tool, a user’s friends or relatives automatically receive a notification as soon as the user arrives. If the user is not moving towards her destination, useful information is temporarily shared with the selected contact, such as the device’s location, battery status and coverage status.
Messages is also filled with new stickers of all kinds and new features. For example, it is now possible to drag and enlarge a specific emoji and paste it anywhere in the conversation.
AirDrop also comes with weight changes to make life even easier for users. For example, now just by bringing the iPhone closer to another terminal, you will pass the phone number automatically. The same goes for images, videos, or whatever you have in mind. Bring the device closer and you’re done.
Maps, for its part, will allow users to download a map of a specific area and receive turn-by-turn directions, check their estimated time of arrival, find places and much more offline.
Siri will also have new possibilities such as the possibility that, once you activate it, you can ask for several things at different time intervals, since it will remain active. Yes, the most interesting is that now it can be activated simply by saying Siri.
The keyboard has also been one of the protagonists of the afternoon, especially the autocorrect function. Apple ensures that it will now be much more efficient and will learn the words that you use every day to include them in its dictionary.
Another interesting change has been Stand By, a function that activates various elements simply by turning the device horizontally. On the screen you will see a clock that occupies the entire panel, but with a swipe you can see the calendar, an image gallery that is updated in real time, Spotify or many other applications.
This is everything Apple has presented at WWDC23
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