iOS 17 is finally here, officially launched early this morning.
A digital blogger commented that “it’s not very practical, but it’s very cool” (Wang Chai), which can be summed up in one sentence.
However, some reviews have found that the iPhone XR still suffers from poor performance after updates, so be cautious. (Also listed on Weibo hot search)
Overall, this series of “cool new features”, large and small, include:
Contact poster, that is, setting a photo on your incoming call interface, so that when you call others, you can see it there.
An aunt looks like this:
It really focuses on coolness.
There is also a new standby display (StandBy), which allows your iPhone to display the clock, music controller, motion indicator, etc. in full screen while charging.
AirDrop’s new feature: NameDrop, two iPhones can exchange each other’s mobile phone numbers by touching them.
And photos can be turned into stickers instantly, which can be sent as emoticons.
There are also a series of surround special effects for video calls, such as 3D hearts, balloons, fireworks, and rain. They are not too fancy.
It should be noted that iPhone X and iPhone 8 series users cannot enjoy these cool new contents. Your system will always stay on iOS 16.
Let’s take a closer look –
N new features worth unlocking in iOS 17
1. Standby display (StandBy)
According to the official statement, this new feature is specially designed for us “when looking at the phone from a distance” and can keep the iPhone busy while charging.
As long as you turn the phone sideways (horizontally or vertically), the screen can enter StandBy mode.
This mode can display notifications, your ongoing activities (such as listening to music, exercising), Siri queries, etc. in full screen.
An interesting point is that if you use MagSafe to charge, it can remember your default lock screen settings in different locations.
For example, when you are in the office, you may prefer to display some widgets, but when you put your phone on your nightstand, it may display the clock you need more at that time.
The most suitable model for this function is the iPhone 14 Pro, because only its always-on display function has low power consumption.
2. Customize your call screen
Note that this function is not to set the incoming call interface for others, but for you. You can see it when others answer the phone.
When you install iOS 17, you will be prompted to set it up, but you can also enter “Contacts” at any time and click “My Business Card” to add it.
In addition to photos, you can also set different fonts for your name, including colors.
It is worth mentioning that you can design multiple interfaces and configure them according to different contacts (for example, if the person is a family member, it can be more casual, if the person is a work-related colleague, it can be more formal).
Of course, you can choose to automatically share your call screen with all your contacts, or you can have iPhone ask for your permission every time.
3. Interactive widgets
Widgets on the lock screen and home screen are now interactive.
That is to say, you can directly perform operations such as checking or activating devices on the widget without opening the corresponding program.
By long pressing the lock screen, click “Customize” to match the lock screen widgets you need.
4. Photo elements can be turned into stickers instantly, making it easy to customize emoticons.
In iOS 16, Apple added a one-click “remove background” function for photos, which is a cutout function. Now, when using this function in iOS 17, the theme elements can be turned into stickers instantly.
This sticker is integrated with the emoji of the system. As long as you can send emoticons, you can send this thing you made yourself.
In particular, if you cut from a live photo, the final product will also be movable.
Now, it’s so easy to make emoticons for your pets (manual dog heads).
5. Pets can also be individually identified as a category of photo albums
Speaking of pets, we have to mention the new features of the photo app.
We know that the program has a dedicated “People” function that can classify all the photos of people in your phone.
Now, it has become “People and Pets”, and your cats and dogs can also be individually identified as a category of photo albums.
With just a “touch” of your phone, this new AirDrop function can quickly exchange each other’s contact information, including our new incoming call interface.
Officials revealed that AirDrop will also add a new feature this year, that is, users can continue to transfer content through the Internet when they go out of the range of AirDrop.
7. Safari can be “double-opened” and anti-tracking
Apple’s own browser takes privacy protection to another level.
The first is that iOS 17 adds a “double-open” browsing function to the Safari browser. You can add configurations such as “personal” and “work” in the settings, and select a mode when searching, thereby combining all work-related searches and personal searches. separate.
Each configuration has separate cookies, browsing history, extension and website data records, favorites, etc. You can turn off or keep their respective settings according to your needs.
Secondly, Safari can now remove all tracking information appended to the end of URLs by default.
Just go to Safari in the system settings, click “Advanced”, “Advanced Tracking and Fingerprinting Protection” to help you avoid possible tracking for all your searches and browsing operations.
iOS 17 also adds a new “Diary” app.
Judging from the official promotional pictures, there are texts and pictures, and you can also add maps, exercise information and other content, which is very rich.
One of the points is that it comes with native machine learning capabilities to provide personalized recommendations, plus it’s end-to-end encrypted.
Speaking of machine learning, iOS 17 also brings the Transformer model to the spelling function, and its capabilities such as automatic association and spell checking are said to be better.
In terms of apps, “Health” has also added a mood recording function, which means you can open the app from time to time and choose a word that matches your current mood.
In this way, you may be able to have a systematic understanding of your weekly and daily emotional changes.
(Then you discover that what makes you emo on time is not just waking up at 8 a.m. every Monday and every day)
But in general, netizens’ reactions to this feature are still confusing:
What’s the use of telling me that I was sad for a week three months ago?
Oh, and finally, starting from iOS 17, you no longer need to shout “Hey” when summoning Siri, and you can issue multiple commands at one time.
More details can be found on the official website.
Regarding this update, netizens’ opinions are that it has everything, and some said: nothing is different.
Some people also find it very practical, “It added some very good functions to my XR.”
So, are you ready to update?
Front row tip: In addition to possible loss of battery life, users with small memory must also be cautious~