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iOS 17: Features, Compatible Devices, Release Date, and More


Key Takeaways
  • iOS 17 was one of the most anticipated updates released at WWDC23, featuring new and useful features that fans had been waiting for
  • Key features of iOS 17 include Live Stickers, a Journaling App, new Accessibility features, an updated Health App, StandBy Mode, improved Siri access, enhanced private browsing on Safari, and upgraded AirTags and AirDrop capabilities
  • iOS 17 will be supported on a range of devices, excluding iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, with the expected release date for the public beta in June 2023, followed by a stable version launch between September and October, alongside the iPhone 15 series

WWDC23 was a complete roller coaster ride with new and unexpected software updates. One of the biggest updates that was released at the WWDC23 is the iOS 17. This was one of the most anticipated updates of the event that many fans were waiting for.

We already had some updates from Apple that what features will be there on iOS 17. Well, iOS 17 managed to keep the expectations of us and introduced a lot of new and useful features that fans demanded.

Let’s see all the features that iOS 17 has. Also, we will see the list of devices that will support the latest iOS and the release date.

Features of iOS 17

iOS 17 will be the main highlight of WWDC23 that will be conducted this year. A few weeks before the conference, we have come across features leaks that we can expect in iOS 17, including:

iOS 17: Features, Compatible Devices, Release Date, and More

Live Stickers

You can now create live stickers of your photos on your iPhone. Whether you have a screenshot or a photo, you can customize it to create stickers. You can then send these stickers to your friends over iMessage or use them anywhere you want to. This lets you fiddle around with your photos and get away from the limited stickers present in the library. 

Journaling App

Apple introduced Journaling app for iOS 17. You can use this app to track your daily activities, which can later be used to determine what you do all day. This app will also suggest topics that you can write on. Reports also suggest that this app will be integrated with messages and calls and can detect your friends near you.

New Accessibility Features

Apple in May previewed various accessibility features that will be introduced with iOS 17. Some of the accessibility features that you will see are assistive access, personal voice, live speed, Siri speed speech, magnifier point and speak, detection mode, etc. 

Updated Health App

Apple’s Health App will get new features with the iOS 17 updated. The Health app will come with support for mood and emotion tracking. Users will be able to log their mood on the app after the update. Not only this, but users can also answer questions about their day. There will be standardized mental health assessments on the Health app which will alert you if you are on the verge of suffering from some mental health issues. 

The Health app also has some new features for eyesight. For instance, the phone will send a prompt if you keep your phone close to your eyes. 

Other Features

iOS 17: Features, Compatible Devices, Release Date, and More

There are a lot more features that iOS 17 brings to iPhone, including-

  • iOS 17 comes with a new StandBy Mode. With this feature, your phone will turn your phone into a smart display that shows information like time, date, etc, when you keep it in landscape on a stand. 
  • You can now access Siri by saying ‘Siri’ instead of ‘Hey Siri.’
  • The private browsing sessions on the Safari browser will block all the trackers. It will also lock the session when you are not using the private session. 
  • You will now be able to share AirTags with others. 
  • Apple also upgraded AirDrop by adding NameDrop. With AirDrop, you can share files, but NameDrop allows you to share your contact information with other iPhone users by holding your iPhones close together.

iOS 17: Support Devices

iOS 17: Features, Compatible Devices, Release Date, and More

iOS 17 will not be supported on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Given below is a list of all the iPhones that will get the iOS 17 update-

  • iPhone 15 series (Upcoming)
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone Xs Max
  • iPhone Xs
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2nd Gen and 3rd Gen)

iOS 17 Release Date – June 2023

iOS 17 was offically introduced at the WWDC23, and the developer beta was also released at the event. The public beta is expected to launch in June 2023, with the stable public version launching later this year between September and October alongside iPhone 15 series. 

Final Words

iOS 17 is out now, and you can install it on your iPhones as developer. You can get the developer beta version of iOS 17 on your iPhone and enjoy all the exciting features that iOS 17 comes with. We hope you liked the information that we have shared in this article and if you do then tell us in the comments section. 


Anurag Jain
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