New Update iOS 17.1 - AirDrop, StandBy, and Music features plus 7 bug fixes

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Auto-correct is about to get a whole lot better on iPhone. That’s because Apple overhauled how auto-correct works in iOS 17, and that software update is now available for iPhone. iOS 17 also includes loads of new features like interactive widgets, StandBy mode, Live Voicemail, FaceTime voice and video mail, and much more.


While iOS 17 is packed with new features and changes, here are several things to look for after you update:

  • Redesigned and re-engineered autocorrect with inline text recommendations
  • StandBy mode when charging in landscape orientation for viewing clocks, widgets, photos, and now playing music at a glance
  • Live Voicemail with real-time transcriptions without answering
  • Contact Posters for customizing how you appear when calling others
  • FaceTime audio and video messages for when your call is unanswered
  • Check In safety feature in Messages destination updates for friends and family
  • Downloadable offline maps for using Apple Maps without internet
  • Password and passkey groups and sharing with iCloud Keychain
  • Siri activation without saying “Hey”
  • Adaptive Audio, Personalized Volume, and Conversation Awareness with AirPods
For the longer version, check out Jeff Benjamin’s epic video walkthrough of literally everything to know about iOS 17:



iOS 17 is available as a free software update for iPhone XS and later. Look for the update on your iPhone in Settings -> General -> Software Updates.

 

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During the iOS 17 beta testing process from June to September, MacRumors wrote a series of in-depth feature guides highlighting every major new addition, plus how tos that walk you through using the new features.

This comprehensive guide rounds up all of our coverage, making it a great resource for casual users who haven't had a chance to test out ‌iOS 17‌ and those who might not remember all of the new features. Everything is organized by app or feature to make it easy to find what you might be looking for.
 

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Something I noticed after the upgrade is that some apps that had a dark background, like WhatsApp, for instance, now display in a soft gray. I'm using dark mode on the phone.
Here for me (older iphone 11) no problem with new iOS 17. WhatsApp (version 2.23.18.78) has still the dark background exactly the same as on previous iOS 16...
 

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Here for me (older iphone 11) no problem with new iOS 17. WhatsApp (version 2.23.18.78) has still the dark background exactly the same as on previous iOS 16...
I discovered the latest update to WhatsApp added a new preference for how dark you want it to be. Turned it to full dark and problem is now solved :)
 

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How to configure StandBy: iOS 17 guide
In order to configure StandBy iOS 17, follow these steps:

Ensure iOS 17: First and foremost, make sure your iPhone is running iOS 17 to access this feature.

Proper placement: Place your locked iPhone in landscape orientation on an upright charger. It's important to note that StandBy won't activate on flat or low-angle chargers, and your screen must be locked.

Automatic activation: StandBy is enabled by default, so once you meet the criteria mentioned above, it will automatically appear on your screen.

Once you've made sure you meet all these requirements, you're ready to dive deep into iOS17's StandBy feature. Here is what you can do to configure StandBy iOS 17:
  • Widget selection: Swipe up on either the analog clock or calendar widget to switch between them. This flexibility allows you to choose the information you want at a glance
  • Adding and removing widgets: Press and hold on either widget to add or remove widgets, enhancing your StandBy experience
  • Exploring different views: Swipe from right to left on the initial StandBy view to access alternative views. Each view offers distinct customizable elements, allowing you to curate your display
  • Settings menu: StandBy supports Live Activities, Siri, incoming calls, and larger notifications. You can fine-tune its behavior by heading to Settings > StandBy
  • Nighttime dimming: StandBy is considerate of your sleep schedule. It remembers your "preferred view" and dims to a soothing red hue at night to avoid disruptions
 

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Apple released iOS 17.0.1 and iPadOS 17.0.1 updates for the iPhone and the iPad, adding bug fixes to the new software. The iOS 17.0.1 and iPadOS 17.0.1 updates come just a few days after Apple launched iOS 17 and iPadOS 17. There is a separate iOS 17.0.2 update (build 21A350) that will be available for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models.
 

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Apple released iOS 17.0.2 and iPadOS 17.0.2 updates, with the software coming five days after the releases of iOS 17.0.1 and iPadOS 17.0.1.

Note that iOS 17.0.2 was previously made available for iPhone 15 owners, and those who purchased an ‌iPhone 15‌ were prompted to install the update during the iPhone setup process.

Apple has now made iOS 17.0.2 available for all iPhones compatible with iOS 17 instead of limiting it to the ‌iPhone 15‌, but ‌iPhone 15‌ users already have the software and will not see the update.
 

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Just a week after releasing iOS 17, Apple has seeded the first beta of iOS 17.1 to developers. iOS 17.1 adds some features that Apple promised were coming to ‌iOS 17‌ in the future, plus it refines and improves some existing features.

Apple Music Favorites
AirDrop
NameDrop on Apple Watch
Ringtones and Text Tones
UK Bank Balances in the Wallet App
Books App
Journal App
Dynamic Island Flashlight Indicator
Controller Support
Extend Wallpaper
More iOS 17.1 Beta 1 Features:
 

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In the new updates, Apple has added support for continuing a large AirDrop file transfer over the internet when out of AirDrop range. The Apple Music app includes options to favorite songs, albums, and playlists, and there are now song suggestions at the end of every playlist.

Though not mentioned in the notes, Apple says the update "fixes" iPhone 12 radiation levels in France by disabling a feature that boosts cellular signal when the iPhone is not held by a person, and it improves Screen Time syncing across devices. There are several bug fixes, with iOS 17.1 addressing an issue that could cause display image persistence and a bug that could cause the Significant Location setting to reset when transferring or pairing an Apple Watch for the first time.

On the iPad, the ‌iPadOS 17‌ update adds support for the USB-C Apple Pencil that was announced last week. Apple's full release notes for the update are below.
AirDrop
- Content continues to transfer over the internet when you step out of AirDrop range

StandBy
- New options to control when the display turns off (iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max)

Music
- Favorites expanded to include songs, albums, and playlists, and you can filter to display your favorites in the library
- New cover art collection offers designs that change colors to reflect the music in your playlist
- Song suggestions appear at the bottom of every playlist, making it easy to add music that matches the vibe of your playlist

This update also includes the following improvements and bug fixes:
- Option to choose a specific album to use with Photo Shuffle on the Lock Screen
- Home key support for Matter locks
- Improved reliability of Screen Time settings syncing across devices
- Fixes an issue that may cause the Significant Location privacy setting to reset when transferring an Apple Watch or pairing it for the first time
- Resolves an issue where the names of incoming callers may not appear when you are on another call
- Addresses an issue where custom and purchased ringtones may not appear as options for your text tone
- Fixes an issue that may cause the keyboard to be less responsive
- Crash detection optimizations (all iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 models)
- Fixes an issue that may cause display image persistence

Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: Apple security releases
 

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Apple has released iOS 17.1 for iPhone, bringing more features to AirDrop, StandBy, and Apple Music, as well as several prominent bug fixes. The software update is available to all users now on iPhones capable of running iOS 17.


Release notes​

AirDrop

  • Content continues to transfer over the internet when you step out of AirDrop range
StandBy

  • New options to control when the display turns off (iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max)
Music

  • Favorites expanded to include songs, albums, and playlists, and you can filter to display your favorites in the library
  • New cover art collection offers designs that change colors to reflect the music in your playlist
  • Song suggestions appear at the bottom of every playlist, making it easy to add music that matches the vibe of your playlist
This update also includes the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • Option to choose a specific album to use with Photo Shuffle on the Lock Screen
  • Home key support for Matter locks
  • Improved reliability of Screen Time settings syncing across devices
  • Fixes an issue that may cause the Significant Location privacy setting to reset when transferring an Apple Watch or pairing it for the first time
  • Resolves an issue where the names of incoming callers may not appear when you are on another call
  • Addresses an issue where custom and purchased ringtones may not appear as options for your text tone
  • Fixes an issue that may cause the keyboard to be less responsive
  • Crash detection optimizations (all iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 models)
  • Fixes an issue that may cause display image persistence

Compatible iPhones​

  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2nd and 3rd gen)

What’s next?​

Now that iOS 17.1 is available, we can expect iOS 17.2 to enter developer and public beta testing soon. Hopefully we’ll see more iOS 17 features like Apple’s new Journal feature when the next beta version arrives.

P.S.

iOS 17.1 is also the iPhone 12 update for France… plus the Action button behavior changes in your pocket, and it may or may not address the iPhone shutdown issue. That’s still to be determined.
 

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Apple today released iOS 17.1, introducing a range of new features for iPhones that run the iOS 17 operating system. While Apple outlined some of the major new additions in its release notes, there are also several hidden features that were not mentioned.

In this guide, we've rounded up all of the feature additions and changes we found in iOS 17.1.
 

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