Apple has released iOS 17.1 for iPhone, which includes new features for AirDrop, StandBy, and Apple Music, as well as a number of significant bug improvements.
The software update is now accessible to all iPhone users who have iOS 17 installed.
You can Update IOS 17.1 on your iPhone by following these steps:
Open Settings apps on your iPhone
Tap on General > Software Update.
Apple has introduced the capability for continuing large AirDrop file transfers over the internet when out of AirDrop range in the new upgrades.
The Apple Music app allows you to favourite songs, albums, and playlists, and song suggestions are now available at the bottom of each playlist.
What’s new in iOS 17.1?
With the iOS 17.1 update, you may now start an AirDrop transfer while standing close to someone and then move away, allowing the transfer to continue over the internet.
It’s ideal for large files where you don’t want to be in close contact with the recipient. There’s also a setting in Settings to force this to transfer over Wi-Fi only or to allow cellular transfers as well.
The Settings app now features a choice to adjust the duration of the display’s time before shutting off, thanks to the iOS 17.1 update.
You may now select between turning off your iPhone automatically, turning off your iPhone after 20 seconds, or never turning off.
This option is available for any iPhone with an always-on display, including the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 15 Pro, or iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Now you can make a song, album, playlist or artist into a favourite with a tap, automatically adding it to the library and improving recommendations.
Apple can now display music recommendations at the bottom of playlists based on the content of those playlists. Any of the songs can be played and added to the playlist right away.
The Music app now has a filter function that allows you to choose between viewing only your favourite songs, albums, playlists or all of your content.
iOS 17.1 introduces a new Connected Cards feature for iPhone users in the United Kingdom, which delivers the user’s current account balance from their bank, as well as a history of deposits and payments.
This functionality is powered by the Open Banking API and is supported by Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS, Monzo, and Starling in the United Kingdom.
There is no comparable to the Open Banking API in the United States. Apple, on the other hand, has partnered directly with Discover to show consumers their card’s balance and transaction history.
There is no word on when Apple will offer this feature to more banks in the United States.
New Photo Shuffle features on the Lock Screen
iOS 17.1 fixes a long-standing issue with the Photo Shuffle option on the iPhone’s Lock Screen.
The Photo Shuffle option came with iOS 16, and it shuffles through your photo library, selecting photographs at random for your wallpaper.
The first version of this tool allowed you to shuffle photographs of People, Nature, or Pets, but there were no choices to fine-tune it.
Changes to the Action button
iOS 17.1 also features enhancements for the new Action button on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
The update includes a new function that detects when your iPhone is in your pocket and prevents inadvertent activations by using the proximity sensor on the iPhone 15 Pro.
This implies that if the phone is in your pocket, you’ll need to press the activity button for a little bit longer to initiate an activity.
Flashlight indicator in the Dynamic Island
Users of the iPhone 15 Pro were fortunate to receive a new feature with iOS 17, which used Dynamic Island to indicate when your flashlight was turned on.
Surprisingly, there was no requirement for the iPhone 15 Pro to be the only device with this capability.
Users of the iPhone 14 Pro can also observe the new flashlight indicator in their Dynamic Island with iOS 17.1.
This update also includes the following improvements and bug fixes:
- On the Lock Screen, you can select a specific album to utilize with Photo Shuffle.
- Home key support for Matter locks
- Improved reliability of Screen Time settings syncing across devices
- resolves a potential bug that could result in the Significant Location privacy setting being reset when an Apple Watch is transferred or paired for the first time.
- Resolves an issue where the names of incoming callers may not appear when you are on another call.
- Fixes a problem where personalized and paid ringtones may not appear as text tone options.
- 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.
Not every location or every Apple device will be able to use every function. Please visit this link for details on the security features included in Apple software updates: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
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