Top iOS 17 Hidden Features List That You Never Miss

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ November 28, 2023 By โœ๏ธ Jaysukh patel

A Complate list of Hidden Best iOS 17 Tips and Tricks for Pro iPhone users. The iPhone remains at the top due to its functionality, portability, and versatility. Today, Apple dropped the new iOS 17 to all supported device users, showcasing numerous enhancements and novel features available to iPhone users on their respective models. Here’s a round down of the new iOS 17 features list that you can expect this fall.

Table of Contents

iOS 17 Features (New & Hidden)

1. NameDrop

It’s a new competitor for AirDrop; let’s bring your iPhone nearer to another iPhone to exchange contact information seamlessly.

2. Standby (Aka- Nightstand mode)

It’s a new iPhone lock screen effect that enables when your iPhone to be arranged in landscape mode when connected to power via MagSafe or lightning cable. With Standby Mode, your iPhone displays time, calendar, favorite photos, incoming notifications, music playback controls, Siri response, etc.

3. Live Stickers

Create your Own or Any Object sticker from a Picture saved on your iPhone Photos app. Share and Save to stickers pack and use Emoji stickers in Messages, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and all other social apps.

4. Personal Voice

With the Personal Voice feature users can create a digital sound that replicates their original sound. It’s useful when you lose the ability to speak.

5. Contact Posters

The contact poster feature on iOS 17 is likely to be a business card for someone you are already calling from your address book. You can change the screen poster with memoji or photo along with custom font and color. And the best part of this feature is that it works with third-party calling apps and also appears in your contact app and various other locations where you share information via NameDrop.

6. Live Voicemail

Unlike Google’s call screen, the iPhone has the same feature that is less focused on avoiding spam and robocalls and more aimed at voicemails. When someone leaves you a voicemail, you’ll be able to see the transcribed real-time on your screen. So in case of an emergency, you can decide to answer the call immediately.

7. The new Journal App

With iOS 17, Apple has unveiled a new app known as Journal App. The app lets you write down your thoughts and memories, add photos, music, and audio recording to your journal. 

8. New Communication Safety Feature

Another feature that comes in handy for guardians is the communication safety feature. This feature helps you to prevent your toddler from seeing nude photos in iMessage. It also brings protections to other Apple services and apps, such as Contact Posters, AirDrop, and FaceTime. In addition, adults can take advantage of this aspect, as it can blur sensitive photos and videos and allow you to choose whether to view them or not. 

Other Hidden Features changes: 

1). Adaptive feature

Alongside iPhone, if you own the second-generation AirPods Pro, there is a new listening effect called the Adaptive feature. It’s an upgrade of Active noise cancellation and Apple’s transparency feature, so you can avoid surrounding sounds and hear important ones. 

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2). CarPlay gets SharePlay

If your car has CarPlay and everyone inside the car carries an iPhone, anyone can smartly control and contribute to the playlist.

3). Hotel AirPlay

Apple has upgraded the AirPlay to a hotel room. You can just scan the QR code from the TV to share videos, photos, and music from your flagship to the big screen in no time. However, this feature is limited to various hotel brands, including HIG Hotels and Resorts.

4). New Wallpapers

Besides the new iOS 17 stock wallpaper, with the latest update, you will receive eight planets of the solar system right in the astronomy section of the wallpaper. 

5). Improve spotlight search

With iOS 17, you can use the Spotlight search more comprehensively. Yes, Siri’s suggestion has got more improved, and you can directly access shortcuts on your flagship which are relevant to your query. In addition, you will also notice minor changes in the Siri user interface, with a clean interface, wider elements, and larger text in size. 

6). Change the Clock Weight on the Lock Screen

Apple is taking the lock screen customization to the next level. You can now change the font weight for the digital clock on your lock screen. For this, you can read our article on how to change the clock weight in the lock screen on your iPhone. 

7). Revamped Calling Interface

Once you receive a call on your phone, you will see a revamped call screen. All the options are placed downside to let you access them single-handedly.

8). Safari Widget

Safari has a separate widget that can show you crucial information at a glance. It will show you a picture of the website.

9). Access Settings using Spotlight

You can now directly toggle off and on the settings like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Mobile Data right from the spotlight search. 

10). Pronounce Contact

iOS 17 lets you pronounce the contacts likewise โ€“ She, Her, His, Him. Just open a contact > Edit > Add Pronounce > select the preferred language and then select the preferred language.

11). Use the previous passcode for the next 3 days

Forgetting the newly created Password can be frustrating. But no more worries. With iOS 17, you can use the previous Password for 72 hours. And in case you remember, then you can hit on Expire Previous Passcode Now. 

12). Use different search engine for private windows

iOS 17 lets you use different search engines for private windows. For this, go to Settings > Safari > Private Search Engine. You can select Google, Yahoo, Bing, DuckDuckGo, or Ecosia. 

13). Undo move apps or widgets

Accidentally move the widgets or app on your iPhone Home screen? Fuss not, shake your iPhone, and select Undo from the Undo Move App prompt. 

14). Additional Settings to delete Safari data

Earlier, you could only completely clear Safari Data. There were no options, let’s say, the last hours or week. With the latest iOS, you can clear Safari history Hourly, Today, Yesterday & Today, and All History. 

15). New Block quote and mono-style text in Notes

With iOS 17, Notes gain a new feature “Block Quote” option. For that go the Notes app, create a new note. Now from the Keyboard Menu, select Aa and tap on |< Icon.

16). Interlink Notes

For better organization, you can now interlink Notes. For this, Select Some Text, click Add Link, and then type Note Title. When you click the link, you will be redirected to the title you’ve typed.  

17). Zoom to crop

This is an easy way to crop the photo on your iPhone. For this, head to the Photos app, select the desired app and zoom the portion you want to crop. As soon as you do, the screen will prompt Crop Option, tap on it. 

18. Set multiple timers

You can now set multiple timers for multiple tasks. If you want to use it, refer to the video below.

19. Manage iMessage apps

If you are willing to not have any app in imessages, you can remove it from there. But do remember the app will be uninstalled completely from your iPhone. 

20. Listen to a Web Page on Safari

The most admired feature of iOS 17 is that Safari can now detect the web page. Yes, you can now ask Safari to detect your blogs and articles.   

21. Autofill Verification Codes Received in Email

Unlike Gmail, you can now directly access the verification code sent via Mail app on the keyboard. You can autofill the code received in an email app on your iPhone. 

22. Visual lookup

With iOS 17, Apple has enhanced the capabilities of Visual Lookup. Your iPhone will scan the photo and display more relevant information. For instance, you can scan a plant, and the LookUp feature will provide information. 

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23. Sensitive Content Warning

To enhance the user’s privacy, Apple has launched a new feature called Sensitive Content Warning. Turning on this aspect will warn you when you come across sensitive content on your iPhone via Messages, AirDrop, or any other third-party application. 

24. Clean Store Verification Code

In no time, you can now clear all the accumulated OTP and verification codes in the Messages app with a single toggle. The toggle is known as “Clean Up Automatically.”

25. Share Password with trusted Contacts

You can now share your Password with the trusted contacts on your iPhone. And this way, you can easily share the stored Password securely.

26. Ping Apple Watch from Control Center

The Control Center includes the new feature “Ping My Watch.” Tapping on it will play a tone on your Watch. It’s helpful feature to find the lost Apple Watch.

27. Follow up Reminder for Medication

Often forget to take daily medications even after setting reminders? Fuss not. Medications can now follow up reminders if you haven’t yet logged a medication after 30 min for first notification. 

28. More pens for markups

To enhance your editing capabilities, iOS 17 offers you more annotation/markup options.  

29. AirPods splash screen responds to native appearance

The AirPods splash screen now adapts the native screen appearance. Earlier, it was only showing light irrespective of mode. But now, it will show dark when it’s dark mode. 

30. Silence Notification for Focus

You will now get the new Notification option for focus called Silence Notification. You can configure Silence Notification to always or only when the iPhone is locked. 

31. Automatically send a notification to your contact when you reach a destination

Another feature that has graced iMessage in iOS 17 is “Check In.” It lets you send the notification automatically to your loved ones or friends when you arrive at a destination.  

32. Catch up and Swipe to Reply to Messages

With iOS 17, you can directly jump into the first message which you’ve missed or haven’t seen yet. And the best part is you can swipe on a message and give a quick reply to it. 

33. Quick response

Earlier, Apple iOS was offering a bunch of predefined quick responses. But from now, you can create a quick personalized response as per your need. 

34. Leave a Message in FaceTime

If your contacts have missed your FaceTime call, you can now record audio or video messages and send them across. This is the best way to share information at the time of emergency. 

35. React with your Hand in FaceTime

If you wish to react to something on FaceTime, then this feature is for you. Apple’s FaceTime app now lets you add the reaction with fun 3D reality, likewise, Confetti, hearts, whatnot, and a hand gesture.

36. Use FaceTime on Apple TV

You can now call directly from the FaceTime app on your Apple TV using the iPhone as a camera. 

37. Dial Assist

The Dial assist feature is designed to automatically determine the local or the correct prefix when you call. For this, open Settings > Phone > Swipe down and enable the toggle next to the Dial Assist.

38. Enable Private Preserving Ad Measurement

Focusing more on privacy, iOS 17 lets you enable Privacy-preserving ad measurement. It is the feature that aims to help websites and advertisers measure ads’ effectiveness while maintaining users’ privacy. For this, go to Settings > Safari > Advanced > below Privacy Menu, and enable the toggle next to Privacy-Preserving Ad Measurement.

39. Create and Customize your Safari Profile

You can create your personalized Profile to keep your history, bookmarks, & favorites in a separate Tab. 

  1. On your iPhone, head to Settings > Safari > below Profile Section, hit on New Profile
  2.  Give the name to your Profile and customize it accordingly. 

40. Enable Advanced Tracking and Fingerprint Protection

Another important security feature in iOS 17 is turning on Advance Tracking and Fingerprint Protection. If you are willing to enhance your security while using Safari, this feature is for you. For this, head to Settings > Safari > Advanced> below Privacy, select Advanced Tracking and Fingerprinting Protection >, and select Private Browsing or All Browsing. 

41. Sign-In to your iPhone using a Nearby

For hassle-free signing-in, the iPhone now lets you sign in using a nearby iDevice.

42. Find out the history who locked/unlocked door in the Home App

The Activity History in the Home App lets you know who locked & unlocked the door. It also shows recent activity for garage doors, security systems, and garage doors.

43. Download Maps to Use Offline 

Unlike Google Maps, Apple Maps lets you download maps to use offline. Hence, you view ratings, hours and navigate to the places where there is no network.

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44. AirPlay in Hotel Room

AirPlay is now available to use in a compatible Hotel room. This means now you can scan a QR code in your room and conveniently share music, photos, videos, and photos right from your iPhone.

45. Collaborate on Apple Music Playlist

If you often go on a car ride with your friend and family member, then this feature is for you. You can collaborate with your friend to join the playlist in Apple Music. With this feature, everyone can add, reorder, and remove songs. 

46. Control Apple Music in Car

Aside from collaborating on the Apple Music playlist, you can now effortlessly control the music even when sitting in the backseat using SharPlay. 

47. iOS 17 Temporarily Underlines Autocorrect Words

To let you type faster by keeping your typos aside, iOS 17 temporarily underlines the wrong typos so that you can easily spot and solve them. Hence, you can revert to the original word with a tap. 

48. Initiate SharePlay Faster

Enabling SharePlay has never been so simple! Now you can simply hold the iPhone together to kick start SharePlay and stream TV, Movies and sync music with friends in no time. 

49. Enable and Customize Live Speech

Live speech is an Accessibility feature in iOS 17 that uses the keyboards to determine available voices. Here’s how you can use it. 

  1. Navigate to the Settings App on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Accessibility. Below the Speech Section, tap on Live Speech.
  3. After that, toggle to enable Live Speech
  4. To create Live Phrases, hit on Favorites Phrases.
  5. Then select + Icon located at the top right corner of the screen > jot down phrases. Hit Done Button at the top right corner to finish the process. 
  6. Below the Voice Section, hit on Languages and configure the desired language.
  7. That’s It! From now on, you can triple-press the Side Button to enable Live Speech.

50. Setup Up Screen Distance

 To reduce eye strain & dryness, the screen time can alert you when you hold your iPhone or iPad too close for a longer duration. It does so by using the phone’s Camera to measure the distance between your eyes and phone. Follow the steps below to enable it.

  1. Go to the Settings app on your flagship.
  2. Select Screen Time.
  3. Choose Screen Distance.
  4. And then, follow the on-screen instruction to set it up. 

51. Disable App & Website Activity

Disabling App & Website Activity will turn off all App Limit, Always Allowed, Downtime, and real-time reporting. For this, follow the steps below.

  1. Move to the Settings App > Screen Time.
  2. Swipe down and tap on Turn Off App & Website Activity and give confirmation.

52. Recover Accidentally Deleted Password

With iOS 17, Apple has introduced a built-in password recovery feature to recover accidentally passwords on your iPhone.  

Go to Settings > Passwords > Recently Deleted. Search and select desired Password. Finally, tap on Recover. 

If you also have a Mac, read our article on how to recover deleted passwords on Mac. 

53. Use Batch Password to Restore Multiple Deleted Passwords at once

If you deleted multiple passwords on your iPhone, fuss not, you can recover all at once. Go to Settings > Passwords > Recently Deleted. Select multiple passwords. Finally, tap on Recover. 

54. New UI to adjust the Home Light

Speaking about the Home app, If we go into the control center and tap on the Home App Icon, there is a new UI  for adjusting lights. However, there hasn’t been a big change, but still useful.

June 9th,

Apple unveiled iOS 16 at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2022. This operating system came packed with improvements, both visual and functional. However, it is true that it has not been the most stable version in recent years. Sometimes apps crash, sometimes the battery runs out extremely quickly, the iPhone gets very hot, etc. It’s clear that sometimes it doesn’t feel like the experience you’d expect from a company like Apple, although it is true that it has improved a lot with iOS 16.4.

In any case, I’m not writing this to talk about iOS 16, but about iOS 17. This will be the next version of iOS to be released by Apple, and the one that the new iPhone 15 will come with out of the box. Today I want to tell you everything I know about this new OS (codename Dawn). Let’s get to it!

As far as I’m concerned, there won’t be many visual changes. This version of iOS will focus more on stability and efficiency. In addition, as Mark Gurman had already anticipated, there are fewer resources dedicated to its development due to the launch of Apple’s virtual reality headset. However, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be any new features in iOS 17.

As far as I’m concerned, Apple is planning some changes to the Music app. I can’t share anything very specific, just that it will have to do with navigation within the app. There will be changes to the Mail app to simplify it a bit, improvements to Reminders and Files. Apple also plans minor changes to Fitness, and Wallet (this may have to do with Apple Pay Later, but I canโ€™t confirm anything). There will be major changes to the Home app and tweaks to the Find-My app.

There are a few interesting things about iOS 17. The first is a new app to support the AR/VR Headset. The concept will be similar to the Watch app, but with significantly more features. Apple could use this to promote this technology on the iPhone, but that’s just speculation.

On the other hand, there are several things in the iOS 17 code that could give us clues about the iPhone 15. From what my sources see, iOS 17 will work on 6 models (iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max) with Dynamic Island, which confirms that the four iPhone 15 models will abandon the notch.

โ†’ Exclusive details about iPhone 16 Pro That You Must Know

Another interesting tidbit is that according to the code, there will be two iPhone models that will support data transfer speeds similar to USB 3.2 technology, although there will be 4 models with USB-C port. This is bad news for those hoping to buy the iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Plus, as their transfer speeds will be similar to that of a Lightning port, although they will use a USB-C port.

From what my sources can see, it appears that the iPhone 15 Pro Max/Ultra will have improvements over the iPhone 15 Pro. It’s not just a bigger screen, but the image processing software will be more advanced (although I doubt Apple will make this public). On the other hand, it looks like the chip in this iPhone will have more freedom than the iPhone 15 Pro before the software limits it to avoid high temperatures, so I understand that the cooling system in the iPhone 15 Pro Max/Ultra will be better, although again, I rather doubt Apple will make this public.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: jaysukh.pharma@gmail.com [OR] admin@howtoisolve.com

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