iOS 17.1 Unveiled. Cellular AirDrop, music app upgrades, and more

26.10.2023 posted by Admin

iOS 17.1 Unveiled. New features and Apple's updates

Only a short while ago, Apple enthusiasts were eagerly updating their Apple devices to iOS 17, and now, Apple has rolled out the initial update for the iPhone's operating system.

In addition to iOS 17.1, Apple has introduced updates for WatchOS 10.1, MacOS 14.1, and tvOS 17.1, aiming to fix various bugs and enhance features. These updates include the double-tap feature for the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2.

Furthermore, Apple has announced price hikes for some of its popular subscription services.

To get the most recent version of your compatible device's operating system, follow these steps: head to the General tab within your System Settings and select Software Update. If there's a new update available, it will be displayed there.

Now, let's delve into the iOS 17.1 updates.

The most significant changes are unsurprisingly centered around the iPhone. iOS 17.1 introduces the option to use cellular data for AirDrop sharing. This means that instead of relying solely on Wi-Fi, iPhone users can now complete file transfers using cellular data if they lose their Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection. However, this feature requires both iPhone users engaged in data transfers to have iCloud accounts.

The Music app has received some exciting enhancements as well. It now includes a Favorites feature that allows users to add songs, albums, and playlists to their favorites list. These favorites will be stored in the user's Library and will help the Music app generate more personalized recommendations. The app will also suggest songs similar to those already in playlists and provide users with the option to add them. Additionally, playlists will have a fresh selection of cover art to choose from.

iOS 17.1 also offers more customization for the popular StandBy feature, which transforms your iPhone into a smart display while it's charging. This latest update allows users to set display-off timers. When it comes to iPhone wallpapers, users can now designate specific albums for the Photo Shuffle, which shuffles a collection of photos on the iPhone wallpaper.
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