- Apple has released its seventh beta of the upcoming iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 updates available for developers for testing purposes
- The update includes a host of new features, such as personalized caller pictures, live voicemails, video messages, and a check-in feature in the Messages app
- Furthermore, stickers have been redesigned and can now be created from any image; additionally, a new function called StandBy turns a horizontally placed iPhone into a home information center
A tour of the new iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 betas
At long last! The much-anticipated seventh beta of the upcoming iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 updates have been released today by Apple for developer testing. This happened just a week after the introduction of the sixth beta version. Our diligent developer friends can sign up for beta testing purposes by opening the Settings app, heading over to the Software Update section, and tapping on "Beta Updates". Pretty straightforward, right? But be mindful! An Apple ID linked to a developer account is needed for the download and installation of the beta.
IOS 17 is quite the heavy hitter among updates, introducing a range of intriguing features. Ever wished you could personalize caller pictures? With the new update, this is now possible! The person calling can now dictate their appearance. What else is new? You can now view live voicemails in real time and decide whether you want to accept a call or not. Also, voice messages in iMessage are now transformed into text. Another handy feature, especially for business card owners: With the NameDrop function, contacts can now be quickly exchanged by holding two iPhones together.
The Messages app has also seen some notable improvements. The apps are now housed in a new, tidier interface, and there's a new check-in feature meant to keep friends and family updated while you’re on the go. StandBy, another noteworthy function, transforms a horizontally placed iPhone into a kind of home information center that displays information such as calendar, time, home controls, and more.
In a Nutshell
The seventh public beta of the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 updates seems to be a veritable cornucopia of exciting new features. Whether it's about personalized caller pictures, presenting live voicemails, or transforming a horizontally placed iPhone into an information center – this update truly has something for everyone. All under the big apple's umbrella. As always, Apple has done its best to surprise and thrill its users. And it looks like they've done it again.