At Apple’s annual developers’ conference, WWDC, plenty of new features were discussed and these will be coming to iOS 17 this fall. But there were some features that you may have missed.
AIRTAGS CAN NOW BE SHARED
You will be able to share it with five other people, allowing friends and family members to trace an item in Find My. It will help with items like car keys, bags while going on a family holiday and so on. Everyone in a group will be able to see an item’s location, play a sound, and use Precision Finding to help pinpoint the location of a shared AirTag when nearby. This also works with all other Find My network accessories.
Google users take the offline features on Map for granted. It allows you to download the map of a specific area in case there is no network coverage. Apple Maps is getting the feature and it will help discover thousands of trails in parks across the US, and it supports electric vehicle drivers with real-time charging availability information.
IN-DEPTH VISUAL LOOK UP
It’s a feature that is getting better. So far you have been able to learn about things you took pictures. It is now available in paused video frames helping users identify food, storefronts, signs, and symbols, and lift individual subjects from photos and videos.
MORE MEMOJI STICKERS
There will be three new Memoji stickers — Halo, Smirk and Peekaboo.
Yes, the iPhone has so far avoided multiple timers. It will help a lot while cooking.
IMPROVED COMMUNICATION SAFETY
Designed to protect children from viewing nude images over iMessage, the feature is being expanded to cover adult users as well as video content and other communication methods. There will be a nudity filter for “Naked photos and videos that show the private body parts that are usually covered by underwear or bathing suits.” This is essential to prevent viewing unsolicited nudes. There will also be an option that users can tap on for “ways to get help.” According to The Verge, with iOS 17, the expanded feature will also protect children from viewing or sharing photos that contain nudity via AirDrop, new Contact Posters, FaceTime messages, and when browsing their image library using Photo Picker.
PRONOUNS IN CONTACTS
Contact cards will now have the ability to include pronouns.
Fade one song into another… it’s a simple thing and many people love it. It is coming to Apple Music.
You have created a wonderful playlist. Great, but your friend wants to add to it. Anyone sharing the list will be able to add, reorder and remove songs. Plus, people will be able to react to song choices with emoji.