iOS 17 to Launch on September 18, Featuring StandBy Mode, NameDrop, Interactive Widgets, and More

Apple today at its "Wonderlust" event announced that iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 will be available to all users with compatible iPhone and iPad models starting on Monday, September 18.

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‌iOS 17‌ adds a new StandBy option for the ‌iPhone‌, allowing it to serve as an information hub when it is in a horizontal position and connected to a charger. StandBy mode displays the time, Live Activities, incoming notifications, and tons of widgets.

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Staying on the topic of widgets, widgets you use on the Lock Screen and Home Screen are interactive, so you can do things like control a smart light or check off a Reminder without opening an app. Autocorrect is smarter than before, and it's easier to correct mistakes with a quick tap.

AirDrop has a new NameDrop feature for quickly sharing contact information with a person nearby, and the Phone app has customizable Contact Posters that let you choose what people see when you call them.

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Live Voicemail shows the voicemail that someone is leaving right on your Lock Screen so you can pick up if it's important, and the Messages app has a refined look and a Check-In feature that's meant to help you get to your destination safely.

Live Voicemail iOS 17
FaceTime supports video messages so you can leave a video voicemail if someone misses a call, plus you can use it on the Apple TV. Safari has a locked private browsing window and a password sharing feature, and better tracking prevention. The Maps app now works offline, the Photos app can recognize your pets, and Visual Look Up works with food, symbols, videos, and more.

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There's a new mood tracking feature available in the Health app, and later this year, Apple also plans to add a journaling app.

‌iOS 17‌‌ is compatible with the ‌‌iPhone‌‌ XS and newer, meaning that support has been dropped for the ‌‌iPhone‌‌ 8, ‌‌iPhone‌‌ 8 Plus, and ‌‌iPhone‌‌ X.

For a complete overview of all of the new features in ‌iOS 17‌, we have a dedicated iOS 17 roundup. ‌iPadOS 17‌, which is being launched alongside ‌iOS 17‌, also has some iPad-only features like a revamped Lock Screen, with details available in our separate iPadOS 17 roundup.

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

Top Rated Comments

Andronicus Avatar
25 weeks ago
Too much wonder not enough lust.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Darth Tulhu Avatar
25 weeks ago
All I want is for the Music App to rotate in landscape mode.

Is that included?

I can't believe this is STILL an issue.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pinkyyy ?? Avatar
24 weeks ago

Monday for iOS and all the smaller things. 26th allegedly for MacOS. I've updated everything and I like the new OS updates.
Thank you. Though what I was asking about is, at which part of the keynote did they mention that ?


Apple today at its "Wonderlust" event announced that iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 will be available to all users with compatible iPhone and iPad models starting on Monday, September 18.
Like it says here in the article, “Apple announced the released dates at its event”. Unless I missed it or something, I don’t remember any mention of the new OS release dates in the keynote.
I remember that Tim talked about some of the stuff they unveiled at June’s WWDC in the beginning, but he didn’t say anything new about the release dates :)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pinkyyy ?? Avatar
24 weeks ago
Does anyone know when exactly did they mention the release dates in the keynote ?? I watched the full keynote live, but I don’t remember any mention of the release dates.. though I did miss some small parts in the middle, so I thought I could’ve probably missed it or something.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Johnny907 Avatar
25 weeks ago
Still no RC release... you ok over there, Apple? Mother Nature make you throttle your release servers or what?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CaptMarvel Avatar
25 weeks ago
They should have death dropped it today.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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