At the WWDC 2023 developer conference early this morning, Apple released the latest iOS 17 mobile operating system update as expected, but brought not too many improvements, focusing on the details of optimization, focusing on adjusting the phone, information, Facetime, lock screen interface and so on.
The iOS 17 also has some hidden detail improvements that were not mentioned in the keynote, as summarized below:
Automatically clean up SMS verification code
If your Messages SMS App is often filled with one-time verification codes that need to be manually deleted, iOS 17 has a new feature that will work great.
The iOS 17 update includes a new option to remove verification codes from messages (and emails) after they’ve been inserted into an app or website via the AutoFill feature. Users can turn on “Auto Cleanup” for captchas in the “Passwords” app under “Password Options.
Apple says that one-time codes sent to emails and messages can be automatically deleted if the delete feature is enabled.
Input Method Prediction Improvements
Apple said iOS 17 includes a state-of-the-art language model for word prediction that will greatly improve typing autocorrect on iPhone. In addition, users will receive embedded predictive text recommendations as they type, allowing words or complete sentences to be added by tapping the space bar.
Apple says the system will also learn users’ typing habits over time and avoid some corrective behaviors.
iOS 17 introduces a much-anticipated AirTag feature for sharing AirTags with others. since its introduction, AirTags could only be owned and used by one person, but that’s changing in the iOS 17 update.
In the Find My app, users can invite others by selecting an AirTag and choosing the “Share This AirTag” option. The invited person will be able to see the location of the AirTag, for example, to lend an item with an AirTag to a friend or family member to avoid a false alarm situation.
Lock Safari privacy browsing with Face ID.
Apple is enhancing the security of Safari in iOS 17, with private browsing now requiring Face ID authentication or a password to access. If a user opens a private browsing window in Safari, they will need to authenticate with Face ID.
This mode will completely block known trackers and all extensions will be turned off, though they can be turned on manually.
Create a sound like yourself
In the first iOS 17 preview, Apple introduced a new accessibility feature called “Personal Voice” that allows users to use artificial intelligence to create replicas of their own voice, somewhat similar to Xiaomi Xiaoxiao’s custom tones.
iOS 17 also added recommendations to clean up large files such as photos, child safety resources, screen distance safety, etc.
On Face ID-enabled iPhones or iPads, if users turn on the “Screen Distance” option, they can receive a reminder that the screen is too close for their children’s eyes.