Apple releases iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 fourth betas to developers.

Apple releases iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 fourth betas to developers.

Apple Releases Fourth Developer Beta of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17: Here’s What You Need to Know

iOS 17

Apple has just released the fourth developer beta of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, bringing us one step closer to the final release of these highly anticipated updates. With a range of new features and improvements, users have every reason to be excited about what Apple has in store for them.

A customized look for each person that calls

One notable addition in iOS 17 is the ability to customize the look for each person that calls you. Now, you can not only see who is calling, but also personalize their appearance. This fun feature adds a touch of personalization and excitement to your phone calls.

Live voicemails and transcribed voice messages

Gone are the days when you had to listen to endless voicemail messages. With the new live voicemail feature, you can see a real-time transcript of the message someone is leaving, allowing you to decide whether to pick up the phone or let it go to voicemail. Additionally, voice messages sent through iMessage are now transcribed into text, making it easier to read and respond to messages on the go.

Enhanced FaceTime capabilities

In an effort to make FaceTime even more versatile, Apple has introduced some exciting features. Now, when someone misses your FaceTime call, you can leave them a video or audio message. This gives you a convenient way to communicate important information or simply leave a friendly message without having to make another call. What’s more, FaceTime now works on the Apple TV through Continuity functionality, allowing for seamless communication across devices.

Cleaner and more organized Messages app

The Messages app has received some significant updates in iOS 17. Apps have been moved to a new interface, providing a cleaner and more streamlined look. With the new Check In feature, you can let your friends and family keep an eye on you when you’re traveling. This feature automatically notifies them when you arrive at a destination, giving them peace of mind. Additionally, you can now share your location directly from the Messages app, making it easier to coordinate meetups or share your whereabouts with loved ones.

Improved group chat experience

Group chats have also been enhanced in iOS 17. A catch-up arrow allows you to quickly jump to the first unread message in a conversation, ensuring you never miss an important update. Search filters have been added to help you easily find specific messages or information within a chat. Stickers have undergone a makeover, and now all emoji can be used as stickers alongside sticker packs and Memoji. Additionally, the new remove from background feature allows you to turn the subject from any image into a sticker, adding a touch of creativity to your conversations.

Introducing StandBy and interactive widgets

iOS 17 introduces StandBy, a feature that turns your horizontally placed iPhone into a mini home hub. With StandBy, you can see important information, such as your calendar, time, home controls, and more, all at a glance. Additionally, widgets on the Home Screen are now interactive, allowing you to perform tasks such as checking off items on a to-do list or controlling smart home devices without even opening an app.

SharePlay and other exciting additions

Apple has also made significant improvements to various other features in iOS 17. AirDrop has been streamlined for easier sharing, and a new NameDrop function allows you to quickly share contacts. SharePlay, the collaborative media viewing feature introduced in a previous update, now works with CarPlay, allowing passengers to enjoy media together during car journeys. Other notable additions include a journaling app coming later this year, AirPlay support in select hotel rooms, improvements to AirPods Pro 2 thanks to the new Adaptive Audio feature, offline Maps, Siri that no longer requires the “Hey” activation, as well as improvements to search and spotlight.

As we approach the release of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, it’s clear that Apple has put a lot of thought and effort into improving the user experience across their devices. With a range of new features and enhancements, users can look forward to a more personalized, streamlined, and enjoyable iOS experience.