iOS 17 Includes Updated Phone, FaceTime, and Messages Apps

Apple today announced new updates coming to Phone, FaceTime, and Messages in iOS 17 later this year.

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With the new update, you'll be able to create your own custom contact poster with your photos or Memoji. This custom creation will then appear on other people's iPhones when you call them.

There's also a new Live Voicemail feature that provides live voice transcription in real time on your iPhone Lock Screen. Apple said that with this, you'll be able to make a more educated decision as to whether you want to talk to someone or not.

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In ‌FaceTime‌, you can now leave video messages if someone doesn't pick up your video call. They'll get a notification about the message and can watch it whenever they have time, like a voicemail.

Lastly, Messages has a ton of updates. There are new search filters, a new "catch up arrow" that quickly jumps you to the first unread message in a long conversation, and easier inline replying with swipe to reply.

Audio messages are also now transcribed right within the messages thread, and there's inline location sharing. Check In provides a way to give updates on your location within a messages thread, and if you're ever delayed it'll send an alert to friends.

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Apps within Messages have been moved to a new "plus" button at the bottom left of the app. Stickers have been revamped and you can even create your own stickers and motion stickers from your own live photos.

These updates are a small portion of updates coming to ‌iOS 17‌, so be sure to read more about the new ‌iPhone‌ software in our main post.

Related Roundups: iOS 17, iPadOS 17
Related Forums: iOS 17, iPadOS 17

Top Rated Comments

Stenik Avatar
11 months ago
Infantilization at its best.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ExAndroidUsr Avatar
11 months ago
I thought iOS16 was a minor update, but this... they did not do jack in one year :mad:
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrGimper Avatar
11 months ago
So uninspiring.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ralph_sws Avatar
11 months ago
knowing apple's implementations, most of the new features will start working from ios 17.4, i.e. spring 2024
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
11 months ago
I was really hoping for iOS 17 icons to turn into mac OS. Ughhh!

Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
antiprotest Avatar
11 months ago
X rated live stickers everywhere...

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