StandBy mode is a new power-saving mode that turns your iPhone into a smart display when it's charging and in landscape mode.You can use StandBy mode to display the time, widgets, Live Activities, and more.
Contact Posters let you add personalized photos or videos to your contacts.
When you receive a call or text from a contact with a Contact Poster, you'll see their photo or video instead of their initials.
NameDrop lets you easily mention people in your messages by typing their name and then selecting them from a list of suggestions.
NameDrop will automatically create a link to the person's contact information, so the recipient can easily learn more about them.
Live Voicemail lets you listen to and transcribe your voicemail messages in real time.
You can also pause, rewind, and fast-forward your voicemail messages.
Swipe to Reply in iMessage
Swipe to Reply in iMessage lets you quickly reply to a message by swiping left or right on it.
This is a convenient way to reply to messages without having to open a new window.
Interactive Widgets let you interact with widgets directly from your Home screen.
For example, you can tap on a weather widget to see more detailed information about the forecast, or you can tap on a calendar widget to create a new event.
Autocorrect in iOS 17 has been improved to be more accurate and context-aware.
For example, if you're typing a message and you accidentally type "teh," Autocorrect will automatically suggest "the."
Apple Maps Offline
You can now download Apple Maps offline, so you can use them even when you don't have an internet connection.
This is great for when you're traveling or when you're in an area with poor cell service.
Other new features
iOS 17 also includes a number of other new features, such as:
A new lock screen with more customization options
A new Focus mode that helps you stay focused on the task at hand
A new FaceTime feature that lets you share your screen with other people
A new Live Text feature that lets you copy and paste text from real-world objects