iOS 17 running on an iPhone 14
Latest build 21B5056e (17.1)
Release date 2023-09-18
iOS 17 (codenamed Dawn) is the seventeenth version of iOS that was released on 18 September 2023. It was first announced at the WWDC keynote on 5 June 2023.
Introduced StandBy mode, a new display experience for iPhone which provides glanceable information and simplified UI elements. It can be activated by plugging in the device and placing it in landscape mode. On iPhone models that don't support always-on display, the screen will dim after about 20 seconds.
The customizable Lock Screen, first introduced in
iOS 16, is now available on iPadOS. Users are now able to create multiple Lock Screens, access the Lock Screen gallery, and add supported widgets. Widgets are placed on the left side of the screen and are only visible while in landscape mode. Live Photo wallpapers will now animate upon waking the device.
New wallpaper and font customization options have been added.
Live Activities are now available on iPadOS.
Introduced Contact Posters, a new way to customize how users appear when they call someone.
Introduced Live Voicemail, which provides real-time transcriptions of voicemail messages.
Users now have the option to share passwords and Find My devices with trusted contacts.
The iMessage app drawer has been replaced by simplified, vertically scrolling list.
Added the catch-up arrow for jumping to the first unread message in a group conversation.
[Note 1] Introduced Check In, an easy way for users to let family and friends know that they safely reached their destination.
Transcriptions have been added for voice messages.
Added search filters for quickly narrowing results.
If a FaceTime call is missed, users are now given the option to leave a prerecorded audio or video message.
Added hand reactions for activating new call effects, such as fireworks.
iPadOS now supports external cameras for FaceTime calls.
Browsing Profiles have been added, which can be used to separate history, extensions, Tab Groups, cookies, and favorites.
Search has been improved to show more relevant and easy-to-read results.
Private tabs can now be locked behind Face/Touch ID.
Song credits can now be viewed, providing in-depth information on associated producers, performing artists, and songwriters.
Introduced Collaborative Playlists for easily sharing and listening to music with friends.
[Note 1] Crossfade has been added for smoothly transitioning between songs.
CarPlay now supports SharePlay in the Music app.
Visual Look Up is now supported in videos. Additionally, it's now able to find recipes for similar dishes.
"Lifted" objects from a photo can now be used to create custom stickers.
The People album will now identify and display family dogs and cats.
Introduced the Grid Forecast feature, which informs the user if their home is being powered from clean energy sources.
Users can now track their HomeKit device activity.
The Health app is now available on iPadOS.
Users are now able to track mental and vision health.
The sharing tab in the Fitness app has been redesigned to display highlights of workout streaks and awards.
Apple Fitness+ subscribers are now able to create workout and meditation schedules.
Introduced NameDrop, an easy way to send Contacts through AirDrop.
AirDrop transfers can now be initiated by holding two devices near each other.
If the device leaves AirDrop range during a file transfer, it will now continue to send over the internet. [Note 2]
The stickers interface has been redesigned and can now be accessed directly from the keyboard in any app.
Password verification codes received in the Mail app will now be automatically inserted into the text field.
Word and sentence predictions will now be provided, which can be applied by pressing the Space bar.
Major improvements have been made to autocorrect.
AutoFill can now insert information into PDF files. [Note 1]
Assistive Access, which enables a simplified user interface for users with cognitive disabilities.
Personal Voice, which helps people with speech loss create a voice that sounds like them. It can then be used with Live Speech, which enables quick text-to-speech functionality.
Point and Speak, which makes it easier for people with vision disabilities to interact with physical objects that have text labels. It can be accessed from the Magnifier app.
Support for interactive Home Screen widgets has been added.
Quick actions have been added for supported apps in Spotlight.
Stage Manager on iPadOS has improved window sizing options.
Several new ringtones and text tones have been added
Siri can now be activated simply by saying "Siri".
Introduced the Journal app, which provides reflection ideas for events based on device activity.
[Note 1] The ability to create multiple timers has been added to the Clock app.
The Maps app now has the ability to download offline maps.
Users can now create specialized grocery lists from the Reminders app.
PDF files are now supported in the Notes app for easy viewing and editing.
Communication Safety now includes protections for sensitive videos and photos in supported apps.