Check out the best iOS 17 features coming to your iPhone in September

Check out the best iOS 17 features coming to your iPhone in September
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  • Live Voicemail transcribes voicemails in real time.
  • StandBy mode transforms your iPhone into a smart display.
  • Check-In iMessages lets you share your live location with others.
The highly-anticipated iOS 17, the latest operating software from tech giant Apple has been generating buzz. Unveiled at WWDC 2023, this next-generation mobile operating system update showcases a range of noteworthy enhancements and exciting features. Among them are Contacts Poster, Live Voicemail, NameDrop, StandBy, and much more. Currently, iOS 17 is available in the form of a Developer Beta, with the refined version set to launch alongside the upcoming iPhone 15 series later this autumn. In case you want to download iOS Developer Beta, click here.

For all the technology enthusiasts and early adopters who are eager to experience the new offerings of iOS 17, Business Insider India has you covered. Here is a concise overview of the upcoming iOS 17 features.

Redesigned Phone App with Contact Posters

iOS 17 takes the customizability of the Lock Screen from iOS 16 and expands it to other areas of the system, including the Phone app. One of the exciting additions is the Contact Posters feature, which enables you to personalize the appearance of your contact card when making calls.

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Now, you have the option to select a picture of yourself or a Memoji and incorporate your name in your preferred font.

Live Voicemail

Live Voicemail is a notable addition in iOS 17 that revolutionizes the way you interact with voicemail messages. This innovative feature displays a real-time transcription of the message as the caller leaves it. The transcription process occurs on your device and ensures end-to-end encryption for enhanced privacy and security.


Live Voicemail proves especially valuable in scenarios where you find yourself in critical meetings or situations. With this feature, you can conveniently assess the contents of the voicemail in real time and make an informed decision about whether to take the call or not.

Transform iPhone into a Smart Hub with StandBy

The StandBy feature transforms your iPhone into a versatile smart display. With this update, you gain access to an array of captivating clock styles, customizable widget options, comprehensive weather information, upcoming alarm details, and a delightful slideshow of photos that can be admired.

Hey Siri to ‘Siri’

Apple's digital assistant, Siri, is undergoing a delightful transformation in its summoning process. The familiar "Hey Siri" command is being streamlined, allowing you to simply say Siri's name to prompt its assistance. This new enhancement makes it effortless to ask Siri to perform tasks on your behalf. Furthermore, inquiring follow-up questions is now a breeze, as there's no need to repetitively mention Siri's name for each subsequent request.

AirDrop and NameDrop

AirDrop, an integral component of the Apple ecosystem, has received notable enhancements. Now, you can effortlessly utilize AirDrop between iPhones or between an iPhone and an Apple Watch simply by bringing them in close proximity.

NameDrop, a novel addition that leverages this capability, allowing you to seamlessly share your contact details. Additionally, this feature expedites the setup of SharePlay activities, promoting seamless collaboration and shared experiences.

Lastly, AirDrop now enables file transfers over the internet in situations where the recipient moves out of the AirDrop range. This convenient functionality is made possible by the recipient being signed into their iCloud account.

Check-In in iMessages

iOS 17 brings a "check-in" feature to iMessage that allows you to effortlessly share your live location and status with your family and friends. With this feature, you can conveniently notify your loved ones when you've arrived safely at your destination, alleviating any unnecessary stress. Moreover, check-in also enables you to share essential information such as your cell service status and phone's battery level, ensuring your loved ones are aware if you happen to be in an area with poor reception.

Share AirTags with multiple people

While Apple's tools and features aimed at preventing AirTag stalking are indeed appreciated, they can occasionally pose a nuisance within families, as notifications about nearby AirTags owned by other family members can be bothersome. Thankfully, with the introduction of the iOS 17 update, AirTags will now allow for seamless sharing with up to five individuals, enabling them to track the location of the shared AirTag using the Find My app. This update offers a convenient solution for families to monitor their belongings while minimizing any potential inconveniences.