Apple made the first beta of iOS 17.2 available to developers in October. Since then we’ve seen two more betas, and with each iteration Apple continues to add more new features and changes, many of which users have been anticipating for quite a while.
Below, we’ve listed 25 new things that are coming to your iPhone when the finalized version is publicly released in December.
1. Help You Keep a Daily Journal
Your iPhone will soon be able to act as your personal journaling companion, thanks to Apple’s new Journal app. Apple originally announced it was releasing a Journal app as part of iOS 17, and it’s finally coming in iOS 17.2.
The Journal app has a simple, straightforward interface. When you open it up, you’re presented with a “+” button, and tapping on it lets you start a new entry. Journal entries are automatically dated, and you can bookmark your favorite ones. Entries can include images, voice recordings, and location tags, so not only will you have the ability to create and maintain a daily journal, you’ll be able to easily record your thoughts, experiences, and memories with your iPhone.
2. Set a Journaling Schedule
Staying consistent with journaling can be difficult, but your iPhone can make it a lot easier with the new Journal app’s scheduling feature, which can be found in Settings ➝ Journal.
The scheduling option isn’t just a reminder – it’s about building a habit. So whether it’s a gentle reminder notification that you need in the morning or a prompt before bed, you can adapt the feature to your personal routine.
3. Offer Journaling Suggestions
When you first open the Journal app, you can decide what information it can pull from your phone for writing suggestions. Options include workout activity, media like podcasts and music, photos, and…
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