During the iOS 17 beta testing process from June to September, MacRumors wrote a series of in-depth feature guides highlighting every major new addition, plus how tos that walk you through using the new features.
This comprehensive guide rounds up all of our coverage, making it a great resource for casual users who haven’t had a chance to test out iOS 17 and those who might not remember all of the new features. Everything is organized by app or feature to make it easy to find what you might be looking for.
Lock Screen Updates
Apple made further updates to the Lock Screen in iOS 17 with StandBy, a feature that turns an iPhone into a home hub when it’s charging and positioned in a horizontal orientation. The update also brings interactive widgets and other features.
The Messages app got a redesign that makes it less cluttered and simpler to use, plus it has a revamp to the stickers function. Emoji are now stickers and can be placed anywhere on an iMessage, and you can even create your own stickers from photos. A new Check In feature keeps you safe by allowing friends and family to track your trips when you’re alone.
There's something about the balminess of summer that makes you want to let loose. And the right soundtrack makes all the difference. Mixing hip-hop and R&B with Afrobeats, dancehall, and more, here’s a playlist to take you through those warm nights. Our editors regularly update this playlist, so if you hear something you like, add it to your library and keep the party going. Listen to Apple Music