Friday, September 8, 2023

How to fix your Apple Watch and iPhone when they aren't connecting

How to fix your Apple Watch and iPhone when they aren't connecting

Is your Apple Watch not paired with your iPhone? Then, you should be aware because its features can decrease dramatically. However, users can still record a workout & check the time. But they will not get any alerts, messages, or calls on the watch. Fortunately, you can mostly solve the Apple Watch pairing problems in a few minutes.

With the help of WiFi & Bluetooth connections, the iPhone communicates with the Apple Watch. If you face a problem with any of these, it can cause your wearable to be unpaired. The Apple Watch needs at least an iPhone 6/ 6 Plus model or later and it is not compatible with iPad or Android-based devices. Let's learn how to fix your Apple Watch and iPhone when they aren't connecting. 

How To Fix The Problem When Apple Watch Isn't Paired To Your iPhone:

These are the ways you should follow to learn how to fix your Apple Watch and iPhone when they aren't connecting:

Check Your Apple Watch's Connection:

Your first job is to ensure that you have disconnected your Apple Watch from the iPhone. You can face an issue with the Apple Watch, which mimics not being connected to the iPhone. It is possible to check your Watch's connection status by swiping up on the Apple Watch display if you are on the clock face screen. It can bring up the control center of your Apple Watch and have multiple shortcuts. You can see the connection status of your Watch in the upper-left corner.

You can see a green icon that will look like an iPhone. It indicates that the Apple Watch is linked to the iPhone. So, if you face any issue, it isn't because the Apple Watch is not connected to the phone.

A blue WiFi symbol indicates that the Apple Watch is linked to a WiFi network. The WiFi symbol will remain highlighted in blue. In order to turn off the WiFi on your Apple Watch, your job is to click on the icon, leading the Watch to attempt to connect to your iPhone. Ensure that your iPhone is placed nearby. When you see that you are unable to connect the Watch, you can try other troubleshooting steps.

A red icon which looks like an iPhone means that the Watch is unpaired from the iPhone. Ensure that the iPhone is nearby. When you go far away from your mobile, the iPhone may have issues getting paired with your Apple Watch.

Make Sure Settings Aren't Preventing Your Apple Watch from Being Paired:

Remember that not always because of a software glitch or hardware failure can cause the Apple Watch to disconnect from the iPhone. We have given here some causes which can be the reasons behind it.

Airplane Mode On The Apple Watch

When you turn on airplane mode, it will shut down all communication. As a result, the Apple Watch can't get connected to the iPhone. Hence, you need to slide up on the clock face screen to open your Watch's control panel. If the mode is active, you will see the Airplane icon ( positioned at the control panel's top) highlighted in orange. Then, you need to click on this to deactivate the mode. Once you do this, your Watch will pair shortly.

Airplane Mode On The iPhone

It works the same as on the watch. Hence, you are able to get access to the control panel on the iPhone by swiping up from the bottom of the display where the bezel meets the screen's edge. You can see the icon for Airplane mode at the screen's upper right corner. If it is activated, you will see it highlighted in orange.

Bluetooth On The iPhone

Bluetooth is required for pairing your Apple Watch with your iPhone. Checking its settings is possible via the iPhone's control panel. You will find the Bluetooth icon in the same square as Airplane mode in the lower right corner of the iPhone's Control Center. When it is off, the Bluetooth icon is highlighted in white. Then, you have to click on this to enable it. Thus, the Apple Watch will get connected to your iPhone within a few moments.

Reboot Your iPhone If Your Apple Watch Won't Pair:

After checking the basic settings that we have mentioned earlier, if the Apple Watch still doesn't get connected, there can be an issue on the iPhone side of the equation. Hence, performing a fast reboot can help you to fix this issue.

  • Your first job is to hold down the Sleep or Wake icon on your iPhone until you see the slide for powering off the icon. As an alternative way, it is possible to launch the Settings app first. Then, you need to select General. After that, you have to choose Shut Down from the bottom of the general settings.
  • If you slide the power icon to the right, your iPhone will be powered down.
  • Once your iPhone has been powered down for a few seconds, you have to hold down the Sleep/Wake icon until you get to see the Apple logo on the screen.
  • As soon as the iPhone completes booting up, your task is to check the Apple Watch connection.

Reboot Your Apple Watch If It Still Is Not Connecting:

Remember that you should reboot your mobile first and then your Apple Watch. It makes sure that you don't face any lingering issues on your iPhone when the Watch boots up.

  • Your first job is to hold down the button on your Watch below the crown.
  • Once prompted, you need to slide the Power Off icon to the right.
  • When the display gets dark for a few seconds, your task is to tap on the digital crown so that you can turn on the Apple Watch again. Then, you will get to see the Apple logo immediately on the screen. If you do not see it, you have to wait for some more seconds. Then, you need to tap on the digital crown again.
  • You can deal with most issues by rebooting devices when the Apple Watch doesn't get paired. If you are still facing problems, follow the next troubleshooting methods.

Move iPhone Closer To Your Apple Watch:

If your iPhone is far away from the Watch or you have kept it in your bag, you may not get a proper signal. Proximity is the key because the iPhone & Watch connect through Bluetooth.

Check Your iPhone's OS For Updates:

Before you attempt any process where deleting information from the device is necessary, you should ensure that you are using the current OS version of your iPhone.

First, your job is to launch the settings application of the iPhone Then, you have to choose General and click on Software Update. After that, if any recent iOS version is available, you need to Download and Install the version. But it is not possible to check the WatchOS version if your Watch is not connected to the iPhone.

Clear The iPhone's Network Settings:

Information related to all connecting networks is stored on the iPhone to make the reconnecting process smoother. However, this data can become corrupted data which can prevent the iPhone from pairing with the Apple Watch. Resetting the information indicates that you have to log in to the home WiFi network again.

  • Hence, your first job is to launch the Settings application on your iPhone.
  • Then, choose General.
  • After that, you have to scroll down to select Reset from the general settings.
  • Now, you have to click on Reset Network Settings. You may need to type in your passcode for your request's verification.

Unpair & Pair: iPhone and Apple Watch:

First, you need to open the Watch app on your iPhone. Then, you need to click on All Watches, the information button beside the Apple Watch. After that, you have to disconnect the Apple Watch. Now, you will be able to connect the Watch & iPhone without any hassle.

Force Restart Your Apple Watch:

When you perform the step, your iPhone's OS & Apple Watch's setup assistant communicate with each other properly. In order to finish a forced restart, your job is to tap & hold the Digital Crown & the Side button until you see the Apple® logo. Now, you should try to connect the devices again.

Unpair Apple Watch From Old iPhone:

You may not see a picture or the option to connect the Watch manually. It indicates that the device is connected to an old iPhone.

In order to disconnect the Apple Watch from an old iPhone, you have to do the following:

  • Your first job is to open the Apple Watch application on your old iPhone.
  • Click on All Watches.
  • Then, click "i" located beside the Apple Watch you are willing to disconnect. Then, you have to choose the option Unpair Apple Watch.
  • If you do not have access to that mobile, you will be able to disconnect it. Then, you can reset it directly from the Apple Watch.
  • Hit the Digital crown on your Watch.
  • Then, choose Settings.
  • Click on General and Reset.
  • Next, your task is to click on Erase All Content and Settings > Erase All.
  • Thus, you can reset the Apple Watch only. It will not affect your mobile which is paired with it currently.

Reset Your Apple Watch:

If you are experiencing the problem instead of trying every process that we have mentioned above, you should try to reset the Apple Watch. However, it can wipe off your saved data from the Watch. Therefore, it is necessary to back up your data before doing so. You need to select General in the Settings application of the Watch. After that, you have to choose Reset. Next, select Erase All Content and Settings.

These are the ways you can try to learn how to fix your Apple Watch and iPhone when they aren't connecting.


This article has given many ways that should be followed to learn how to fix your Apple Watch and iPhone when they aren't connecting. Try every procedure one by one to fix this issue. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does your Apple Watch have no connection?

You need to check whether the Airplane Mode is activated on your iPhone or Apple Watch. If the mode is turned on, you have to disable this to reactivate cellular connectivity. You have to check if any update is there to your carrier settings. 

How do you relink your Apple Watch?

  • You need to open your Apple Watch application from the iPhone.
  • Then, you need to click on General from the My Watch tab at the lower left of the screen.
  • After that, your task is to click on General.
  • Then, you should reset Sync Data.

Why did your Apple Watch and phone disconnect?

If the distance between your iPhone and the Apple Watch is too much, the connection may get lost. So, bringing two devices within range is necessary to solve basic network problems.


Last Night Apple Event

Last Night Apple Event

On Tuesday, Apple announced its iPhone 15 lineup that will feature an expanded "dynamic island" which will be the home to alerts, notifications as well as other controls. If you are an Apple customer, you can use the same USB-C charger to power your iPhone, iPad, and Mac computer. Whereas the Series 9 device will be equipped with a new custom S9 chip that Apple claims to be brighter & faster.

 A few new updates to the camera system will be available to the iPhone 15 Pro. This model will be equipped with a 48-megapixel main camera, which has a larger sensor than on iPhone 15. The camera has a "nanoscale coating" that is expected to decrease lens flares and bring higher resolution to regular images. This one will offer an improved low-light performance for night and portrait mode. With the help of the latest iPhone, it is possible to shoot high-resolution pictures in focal lengths of 24, 28, and 35 millimetres. Let's see what was announced at the Last Night Apple event.

What Was Announced In The Last Night Apple Event?

 All New Design:

Apple announced that the entry-level iPhone 15s model will be equipped with an expanded "Dynamic Island'' tool serving as the home of notifications, alerts & other controls. Whereas, the iPhone 15 phones will come with the updated image stabilization that can be used to capture images & video. Besides, this feature will help the users to get two-time optimized & updated portraits with richer color. The special thing about the model is that it comes with a 4K cinematic mode.

 Additionally, the iPhone 15s model comes with the A16 bionic processor, which is the exact chip previously used in the iPhone 14 Pro. This one is equipped with a neural engine used to handle every challenging task, like live voicemail transcriptions on the device.

 The iPhone 15 model includes an Ultra-Wideband chip so that you are able to connect your device with other nearby devices. For instance, you can find friends in an improved way when they share the location in a crowded place.

 This new version of the iPhone is available in five colors: white, black, pink, green, and yellow. It is available in two sizes including a 6.1-inch screen ( iPhone 15) & 6.7 inches ( iPhone 15 Plus).

Introducing The Action Button:

An action button was unveiled in the iPhone 15 Pro, which is the first change made to the ring silencer since the debut of the toggle switch in the iPhone in 2007.

 This button can silence alerts by default. However, you can program this for carrying out several commands. For example, you can record a voice memo and capture an image to activate features such as live speech. All these action button commands will be accompanied with the visual feedback from the Dynamic Island bar at the screen's top. In addition, the company released a new update to the Apple Watch Ultra. It includes customizable Watch faces & power zones that can be used to collect information during exercise.

 The special thing about the iPhone 15 series is that it has a Super Retina XDR display. You can see the model available in vibrant color options and with a new contour edge design. Besides, the advanced camera system will offer 4k recording as well as auto portrait mode. The titanium construction and a more repairable design make the iPhone 15 Pro very unique. Moreover, the model includes a pro-level camera system with multiple lenses.

 The company has adopted a USB-C connector for the iPhone.

For the Apple Watch Series 9, the starting price is $399, whereas for the iPhone 15 Pro, the price is $999.

 Apple Watch Ultra 2:

As we have mentioned before, the company has also released an update to the previous year's Apple Watch Ultra. If you want to get the Apple Watch Ultra, you need to preorder on Tuesday, before it goes on sale on September 22.

 While the Watch comes with an S9 chip, it includes an on-device Siri. You can also find your iPhone with the help of this Watch. Besides, it is equipped with a new advanced display architecture. In addition, its customizable watch face makes it unique. It comes with power zones that can be used for data-collecting during exercise. The starting price for Apple Watch Ultra 2 is $799.

 Apple Watch Series 9:

This company has officially unveiled the latest wearable. A new S9 chip is used to power the new smartwatch. According to Apple, it is 60% faster, and the model is equipped with a 30% faster GPU.

 The inside of the Watch is redesigned, resulting in a boost in performance. Deidre Caldbeck, who is the director of Apple Watch Product Marketing, said this one is the most powerful watch chip yet.

 The Watch comes with new features that enable you to access health data with Siri. Besides, with the help of the Double Tap feature, you can easily control the Watch, using the tap of the index finger & thumb on your hand. Additionally, Name Drop is one of the features that lets you share your personal information if another user with the device is near you. You can use the Watch to ping your iPhone and increase the brightness level. It is the first carbon-neutral product of Apple. The model is available in pink, and $399 is its starting price.


This company has officially introduced its latest lineup — iPhone 15 series, Apple Watch Ultra 2, and Apple Watch Series 9. The Apple Watch Series 9 comes with the new S9 chip, which is 60% faster. In addition, it includes new features like health data access with Siri, Name Drop to share details with people nearby, and so on.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 What was announced at the Apple event?

At the last Night Apple event, Apple announced the next generation iPhone 15s that will come with an expanded "Dynamic Island" tool. This feature which serves as the home to alerts, notifications & other controls was only previously available on the iPhone 14 Pro.

 When was the last Apple event?

This product launch event occurred on September 12. In this event, Apple launched the Apple Watch Series 9, featuring the new S9 Apple-designed chip. This 18-hour battery life of this Watch makes it exceptional.

 When will the iPhone 15 be released?

You can pre-order the iPhone 15 variants on the company's website or in stores from September 15 and it will arrive on September 22.



Friday, September 1, 2023

Apple may be testing an M3 Mac Mini

Apple may be testing an M3 Mac Mini

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, in his Power On newsletter, said that the company is testing a new Mac on its campus and he assumed that it is Mac Mini. As per sources from Gurman, the Mac in question features 8 CPU cores, where four are efficiency cores & four are performance cores. Besides, along with ten GPU cores, it has 24GB of memory. As the release of the M2 Mac mini was done in January, the new model is expected to be the quickest refresh for an Apple silicon Mac.

Release and availability:

It runs macOS Sonoma 14.1, which is the first "point update" for the OS that is unreleased yet. macOS Sonoma version 14 is expected to be released in September or early October. At the same time, the 14.1 version is expected to be available in October or November with new M3 Macs.

What does Gurman think about this?

Gurman has also confirmed that along with the new system, there are five Macs in testing, and these are as follows: 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, iMac, and now the Mac mini. Additionally, two MacBook Pros are there, including a 14-inch model with an M3 Pro & a 16-inch model with M3 Max.

We still don't know if the M3 is going to be a 3nm chip or still a 5nm chip like the M2. However, we believe it will be a 3nm chip, which is still a new process. The whole supply is required for the iPhone 15 Pro’s A17 chip. A new report from The Information elaborated on the way Apple deals with TSMC, the company is paying for only working chips from the new process. It causes TSMC to absorb the price of failed chips. Companies mostly purchase entire silicon wafers and want to get working chips as much as possible. We still don't know what Apple pays for the chips or for taking TSMC’s initial 3nm production.

Regarding when the debut of Mac will be done, he thinks it will not come until next year. Based on the company's last earnings call, Gurman says that according to the suggestion of Apple, a double-digit percentage decline can be seen in its Mac revenue in the 4th quarter. According to Apple's suggestion, it is not going to launch any new models until next year.

Other expected lineup:

Depending on what is in the testing at Apple, these are the expected lineup:

  • M3 13-inch MacBook Air (codenamed Mac 15,1 and J513/J613)
  • M3 15-inch MacBook Air (codenamed Mac 15,2 and J515/J615)
  • M3 13-inch MacBook Pro (codenamed Mac 15,3 and J504)
  • M3 iMac (codenamed Mac 15,4, Mac 15,5, J433 and J434)
  • M3 Pro and M3 Max 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros (codenamed Mac 15,7, Mac 15,8, J514 and J516)
  • Possible M3 Mac mini (codenamed Mac 15,12)

Gurman said earlier this year that new M3 computers might drop in this year's second half. Therefore, the expected 2024 release date is a change from the prediction. According to Gurman, the company is testing a computer now at its campus under model identifier Mac 15,12 and he assumed that it's Mac Mini.

The specs mentioned above in this article about Mac Mini are similar to the base model M2 Mac Mini, except the installed memory. Entry-level Apple silicon Macs come with 8GB RAM at least. If Apple jumps to 24GB for the base model, it could surprise users a lot.

Gurman's thinking towards M3-powered Macs:

According to Gurman, there will not be any M3-powered Macs available before the 1st fiscal quarter of 2024, beginning in October. It can bring all the expected M3 Macs up to six as well, as it can cover primary desktops & laptops of the company including iMac. But Gurman doesn't expect M3 versions of the Mac Studio and Mac Pro which jumped to Apple’s M2 silicon at WWDC this year.

He also discussed the launch of the iPhone 15. According to him, the new mobile is expected to be announced either Sept. 12 or 13. It indicates that only a few weeks you have to wait until the reveal of the mobile is done. Although Gurman expects the debut of the first M3-powered Macs will be done as early as October, he never expects the Mac mini to be one of the first models that will come with the M3 chip. These will probably be: the 13-inch MacBook Pro, 13-inch MacBook Air, and 24-inch iMac.

Last month, he said that a new Mac mini wasn't expected to emerge until late 2024 at the earliest. Developer logs indicate that Apple is testing an M3 Mac mini. It indicates that we can see it sooner than expected. The latest Mac mini models are less than a year old as these were introduced in January 2023. The ‌M3‌ chip could be fabricated using TSMC's 3nm procedure to get the best performance & power efficiency improvements to the 5nm-based ‌M2‌ chip in existing devices.

What Could a M3 Mac Mini Offer Editors?

It would bring the total number of expected Macs up to six off the bat. This one is going to be the best Mac available in the market. Mac Mini, which was introduced in 2023, comes with the Apple M2 Chip or the Apple M2 Pro. This Pro version provides a 10-core CPU with 6 performance cores & 4 efficiency cores, and comes with 16-core GPUs.

Video editors use media engines that are powered by hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW. It can show quality speeds and maintain the speed level in an excellent way when you compare this to other options. Like other Mac releases, these features and new specs grabbed the attention of the people.


If you are satisfied using your Mac or other PC setups for the video workflows, you should check this news to know how it changes specs and the overall price. But the judgement on whether it will be able to give a tough competition to other models or not—will be reserved until this M3 Mac Mini is available in the market in 2024.


Monday, July 24, 2023

iOS 17 Public Beta

iOS 17 Public Beta

Apple made an announcement of iOS 17 in June. This latest version of iPhone OS is available in a public beta form. The iPhone owners can try it for free of cost. Remember that it is a beta version, a preview of the final software. This version helps the company to find & squash bugs before its official release to the wider public. The company will also officially release the software alongside new iPhones to everyone who has a compatible iPhone in the fall. According to Apple, users who feel uncomfortable with this software should wait until then.

What devices support iOS 17?

iOS 17 Public beta version works on the following devices:

  • iPhone 14 
  • iPhone 14 Plus 
  • iPhone 14 Pro 
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max 
  • iPhone 13 
  • iPhone 13 Mini 
  • iPhone 13 Pro 
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 
  • iPhone 12 Mini 
  • iPhone 12 Pro 
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max 
  • iPhone 11 
  • iPhone 11 Pro 
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max 
  • iPhone XS 
  •  iPhone XS Max 
  • iPhone XR 
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later) 
It does not support the iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus.

How can you install the iOS 17 Public Beta?

The installation procedure of the beta release of iOS has been made easier than ever by Apple. Here, we are going to mention the method that you need to follow.

Ensure that your device runs iOS 16.4 or later. Hence, you have to run Settings > General > About. Update the software if it's not done yet. And to do this, you need to go to Settings > General > Software Update. Then, you should download iOS 16's latest version.

Once you complete this:

  • As it is about public beta, you need to move to Apple’s beta software portal on the Safari browser of the device. Then, you should use your primary Apple ID to sign up on the device. 
  • Have you signed up already? Then, you can sign in and choose Get Started. 
  • Are you signing in on this site for the first time? Then, your job is to enrol the Apple ID into Apple's Beta Software Program. Hence, you have to agree on a set of terms and conditions. 
  • After you have agreed, you can complete the enrollment process. The Apple ID will essentially become your beta pass. 
  • This step is optional. If you want to have more information about the beta program, you should scroll down to review information from Apple about providing feedback. Choose the option Enrol your iOS device under Get Started. Then, you will get reminders on generating a backup of the device's content onto a Mac when you want to revert to an old state.

Changes in iOS 17:

Here, we are going to mention a few significant changes in iOS 17.

Contact posters: It is one of the noticeable changes in iOS 17. In this case, you need to select a photo & font to change how you look when you will call an iPhone user. Creating your “contact poster” is possible similarly as you customize your lock screen.

Better autocorrect: The company said this feature has been revamped with a new transformer-based language model. It has to improve the accuracy level & grammar on the sentence level.

iMessage improvements & interface revamp:

The text messaging app of this company has received a massive update in years. The most visible changes can be noticed in the interface that includes hidden apps like stickers or cameras. You can now find them inside a menu on the left-hand side instead of on the top of the keyboard. The company improved message search, stickers, etc. It lets you transcribe short audio messages.

Journal app:

This latest iOS version has a new Journal app encouraging you to type in some thoughts daily. After that, it uses on-device machine learning to prompt the user to write more about their memories, people, music, or photos. You will not see this in the beta version because it is supposed to appear later.

New standby dock mode:

You need to place your iPhone horizontally on a wireless charger. Once you do this, a new interface will appear with widgets like a calendar or clock, alarms, etc. It is very useful for those who are willing to use their iPhones as a bedside clock.

Business card replacement:

With the help of the new feature NameDrop, two iPhone users are capable of sharing contact info just by bringing their phones close together.

Mental health features in the Health app:

Inside the company's Health app, you can log your daily moods & emotions and access tests and other assessments for diagnosing depression & anxiety.

Offline maps:

Apple will allow you to download & use maps offline in iOS 17. Although Google Maps has included the feature for years, Apple is going to enable the feature for the first time. You can download Maps for entire regions.

New AirPods features:

If you use AirPods Pro, you can see new capabilities enabled through the new iOS. Adaptive Audio is the new feature that uses machine learning & other software to understand what you are listening to and the sounds around you. This feature helps to reduce the volume in your earphones to offer better awareness of your surroundings.

Don’t have to say “Hey” to Siri anymore:

By making the command, Apple has awakened its voice assistant shorter.

Photos recognize pets as their person:

Apple's machine learning can recognize cats or dogs in images for a few years. Now, it is even able to detect individual pets and put the pets in their respective photo folders. Therefore, when you have two dogs, Apple Photos can differentiate the two in search and other applications.

Grocery lists in Reminders:

The Reminders app takes groceries in an unstructured list and sorts them automatically into categories like produce, frozen foods, or dairy. Shopping has become more efficient with the help of this feature.

The phone is too close to face:

Screen Distance is a detector created by Apple. It warns the user if your face remains too near to your mobile for an extended period.

Leave voicemails:

As an iPhone user, you can see a transcription of a voicemail that is left in real time. It allows them to decide to pick up the call anyway.

FaceTime voicemails:

The company has included voicemail support for FaceTime calls.

Better two-factor authentication:

This feature is the most loved one as it can take two-factor codes from text messages. Then, it drops these into the correct box on websites and apps. Apple can input 2-factor authentication codes from emails received in the Mail app in iOS 17.

Smooth transitions in Apple Music:

Apple Music has given the ability to cross-fade between tracks. You can collaborate on playlists that Spotify has given for years.

These are some more features of iOS 17:

  • This latest iOS version transcribes the voicemail feature because people speak and leave you a message. 
  • The Location-sharing feature works in Messages, indicating that you can see it directly in the conversation as a bubble. 
  • The check-in feature informs your family members once you arrive home or somewhere safely. 
  • Sharing passwords is possible with other people. 
  • When you play a song, the operating system will suggest nearby AirPlay-enabled devices. It may benefit you or annoy you, depending on what you actually want to do.

The bottom line:

Overall iOS 17 can make you feel like an improved iOS 16, but it is always not the case with software updates. If you are thinking about what happened to Journal, which is one of the big new features in iOS 17, it will not come until later this year. With the help of this iOS 17 public beta, you can generate journal entries with the locations you visited and images of the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do you get public beta on iOS 17?

You need to navigate to Settings. Then, your task is to click on General and Software Update. Next, you have to choose a new Beta Updates item underneath Automatic Updates.

Q. What's new in iOS 17 public beta?

The new beta version comes with features like StandBy mode, interactive widgets, NameDrop, and updates to the Phone, Messages, and FaceTime apps.

Q. How stable is iOS 17 public beta?

It will be a more refined and stable version of the developer beta.

Sunday, June 18, 2023

iOS 17 Features

iOS 17 Features

Apple announced that iOS 17, which is the upcoming key update to the iPhone OS will bring several new features like NameDrop, StandBy mode, a smarter keyboard, etc. However, all the features won't work with every iPhone model which is supported by iOS 17. Go through the article to learn which feature will work on which model.

iOS 17 Overview:

iOS 17 is the recent iOS version designed for running on the iPhone. At WWDC in June, iOS 17 which was previewed by Apple, is now in beta testing and it is expected to see a release in September along with new iPhone models. There are new features for iPhone models such as FaceTime & Messages. Moreover, you can find small improvements also for other applications.

The company focused on communication. So, it overhauled the Phone app. You will be able to generate customized Contact Posters which people can see when you call them. Moreover, you can select an image or a Memoji, choose a font, a font color, etc. In this case, you need to know that the Contact Posters are available for the Phone app as well as for third-party apps.

iOS 17 Features:

Live Voicemail:

It helps to transform the way of interaction with Visual Voicemail. Using the feature, you can access the mailbox from a message list instead of calling a number. The iOS 17 transcribes the voicemail in real time on the Lock Screen. Although the feature supports any iPhone that runs iOS 17, people in the US & Canada can enjoy this feature only.

3D Reactions in FaceTime:

FaceTime includes several new features. For instance, as a user, you can leave a video message when another person misses their call. You can also find new 3D reactions identifying hand movements to show hearts, confetti, & fireworks. However, this feature will work on iPhone 12 or later.

FaceTime on Apple TV:

iOS 17 & tvOS 17 enable you to connect your iPhone wirelessly to Apple TV. Therefore, you can begin a FaceTime call on the large screen. This feature works on iPhones that run iOS 17, but it needs a second-generation (2021) Apple TV 4K or later.


This one is a new facet of AirDrop. With the help of this feature, you can exchange contact information from one iPhone to another iPhone. The feature works with Apple Watch also. When you bring two iPhones together, SharePlay will be initiated. It enables you to watch a movie, listen to music, or play a game with someone who is using an iPhone. Later in 2023, AirDrop will start enabling users to transfer large files when two mobiles come closer.

Improved Autocorrect:

This operating system uses ML to analyze the way of typing on the mobile. As a result, the feature becomes more accurate & personal. You can see words underlined temporarily, showing you the changes. It is possible to revert back to the real word with a single tap. The system works on iPhone 12 & later in these languages including:- Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Korean, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Thai.

Keyboard predictions:

Inline prediction is a new keyboard-related feature. The system's task is to predict words or sentences when you are typing something and then auto-completes the sentence with a tap on the space bar. To use this feature, you need to have an iPhone 12 or later. Remember, this feature can work only in English.

AirPods Adaptive Audio and Quicker Automatic Switching:

Apple has elucidated a few improvements coming to AirPods. As per the external environment, Adaptive Audio is a combination of Transparency & Active Noise Cancellation. Although regarding compatibility, there doesn't exist any limitation on the iPhone devices, you can use the feature only with the second-generation AirPods Pro.

Press to mute & unmute on AirPods:

Hit the AirPods' stem to mute a call or unmute this ( when you are on a call). The feature supports 3rd-generation AirPods and generations of AirPods Pro. You can also use the feature with AirPods Max through Digital Crown.

New ‘Siri’ command:

Since the iPhone 6s, users have been communicating with Siri. Just they need to say "Hey Siri" for communication. Later, the command was included for almost every Apple device and became important for HomePod which is Apple's smart speaker. Now, people don't have to say "Hey Siri" to talk to the virtual assistant due to iOS 17, macOS 14, & other updates. This new command can work with those iPhones that run iOS 17. If it comes to talking about AirPods, only second-generation AirPods Pro supports this.

Siri back-to-back requests:

The feature indicates that after activating Siri, asking for many requests is possible without needing to reactivate it.

Point and Speak:

This one is a new accessibility feature which is beneficial for people with vision disabilities. It helps them to interact with those physical objects that have text levels. Once you point the camera of your mobile, the system will help you to read the detected texts. But it supports only iPhones having a LiDAR scanner (iPhone 12 Pro and newer Pro models).

Home Activity History:

With the help of this feature in the Home App, you can see who locked & unlocked the door and when. Besides, using this feature, you can get to see recent activity for garage doors, contact sensors, & security systems. The feature supports every iPhone that runs iOS 17. You only have to update the Home app Architecture before you enable the feature.


When you are not using an iPhone, enable the StandBy mode by putting this horizontally on a charger. In this mode, you will get to see a full-screen display with information at a glance. The mode can offer the best performance when you use an always-on display. It is quite the same as the Nightstand mode on Apple Watch. This specific mode provides various clock styles, photos, calendars, weather, a view of Live Activities, or customizable widgets via Smart Stack.

How to Install the Beta:

Developers can only download iOS 17 as of right now. But the company has made a big change to its policies, resulting in beta developers accessing it for free. They only need to have an Apple ID. We never advise to install the software on a main device as Betas can be ribbed with bugs & other issues.


iOS 17 supports the iPhone XR/iPhone XS and later. It indicates that this one drops support for iPhone 8, iPhone X & iPhone 8 Plus. These devices could run iOS 16 but are unable to be updated to iOS 17.

  • iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus 
  • iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max 
  • iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini 
  • iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max 
  • iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini 
  • iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max 
  • iPhone 11 
  • iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
  •  iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR 
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later) Launch Date:

It is going to be in beta testing for many months. While developers can access it now, the company plans to make a public beta available in July. In September, its official launch will happen.


Everything about iOS 17 features is covered in this article. You can ask us via comment, if you have further queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the features of iOS 17?

The features of iOS 17 are:-

  • Live Voicemail. 
  • Catch up on messages. 
  • New ways to use AirDrop. 
  • StandBy Mode. 
  • Screen Distance. 
  • Reminders Grocery Lists.

Q. Does iPhone 7 have iOS 17?

The company is ending the support for these devices: iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8, with iOS 17. But, people using an iPhone XR and iPhone XS or newer ( the 2nd- and 3rd-gen iPhone SE) can download and run it.

Q. Is iOS 17 beta out?

Apple announced iOS 17 at WWDC 2023 on June 5.