Apple has just rolled out the much-anticipated iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2, marking the second major update to the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 systems released in September. This update follows the recent iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 releases, which introduced innovative features such as AirDrop enhancements, StandBy improvements, and additions to Apple Music.
How to Update
For eligible iPhones and iPads, the iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 updates are available for download over-the-air. Navigate to Settings -> General -> Software Update to experience the latest features. Additionally, Apple has released iOS 16.7.3 for those unable to upgrade to iOS 17.
What’s New in iOS 17.2?
The standout feature of iOS 17.2 is the introduction of the Journal app, offering users a unique platform to record significant moments in their lives. The app provides journaling suggestions, scheduled notifications, and the ability to add photos and locations to enhance your journal entries.
iPhone 15 Pro Enhancements
For iPhone 15 Pro models, iOS 17.2 brings a Translate option to the Action Button, enabling seamless conversations in different languages. Another exciting addition is the capability to record spatial video for viewing on the Apple Vision Pro headset in 3D.
Messages, Widgets, and More
The Messages app sees improvements, including a catch-up arrow for navigating to the first unread message and the option to add stickers directly to chat bubbles. Other noteworthy enhancements include new Weather and Clock widgets, Siri support for accessing Health data, and a Favorite Songs playlist in Apple Music.
Detailed Release Notes
Journal App Features:
- Write about your life moments with the new Journal app
- Journaling suggestions for intelligent grouping of experiences
- Filters for easy entry retrieval and reflection
- Scheduled notifications for consistent journaling
- Option to lock your journal with Touch ID or Face ID
- iCloud sync for secure and encrypted journal entries
- Translate option on the Action button for iPhone 15 Pro models
- Spatial video for iPhone 15 Pro models
- Improved Telephoto camera focusing speed
- Catch-up arrow for quick navigation
- Add sticker option in the context menu
- Memoji updates, including body shape adjustment
- Contact Key Verification for enhanced security
- Precipitation amounts for rain and snow conditions
- New widgets for various weather details
- Wind map snapshot for quick wind pattern assessment
- Interactive moon calendar for easy visualization of moon phases
Additional Improvements and Fixes:
- Siri support for privately accessing Health app data
- AirDrop enhancements, including expanded contact sharing
- Favorite Songs Playlist in Apple Music
- Listening History in Apple Music can be disabled
- New Digital Clock Widget
- Enhanced AutoFill for PDFs and forms
- Support for 8 Sámi languages in keyboard layouts
- Sensitive Content Warning for Stickers in Messages
- Qi2 charger support for iPhone 13 and 14 models
- Fixes for wireless charging issues in certain vehicles
With iOS 17.2, Apple delivers a host of exciting features and improvements, bringing most of the announced features from iOS 17 to life. Update now to enhance your Apple device experience.
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