Ashutosh Singh

Top iOS 17 Features to try right away on iPhone

September 20, 2023

After the long wait the official iOS 17 is live. This means iOS 17 is available to the public.

If you have an eligible iPhone and already updated to iOS 17 or going to upgrade soon, then here are some top features to try right away.

Standby turns your iPhone into a smart home display and shows information like time, weather, and more. It comes with several customization options.

Standby Mode

iOS 17 lets you make your own digital contact card and customize by adding photos, Memoji, and Monogram text. Additionally, you can customize font and colors.

Contact Posters

iOS 17 brings live stickers, you can easily create your own sticker from any photo and drop it anywhere in messages.

More Stickers

If someone missed your FaceTime call, you can leave a recorded message. It support both audio and video message.

Leave a FaceTime Message

When you meet someone and want to exchange contact, you can just bring the tops of both iPhones near to share contacts.


If a call goes to voicemail, the live transcript of the message will be displayed on your iPhone which will give you contact of the call, so if its urgent you can pickup the call.

Live Voicemail

On iOS 17, you can directly interact with Widgets on home screen and lock screen. For example with specific widget you can turn on or off your smart light.

Interactive Widgets

Apple finally brings offline maps functionality to the Apple Maps. You can download maps and use with no network.

Offline Maps

These are some features that you should try first once you update your iPhone to iOS 17. There are many other new additions.