With the upcoming versions of iOS and watchOS, Apple plans to add some previously promised features, fix issues and improve the overall experience for users. We will give you an overview of the most important innovations and improvements.
With iOS 17.1, iPhones get a AirDrop is a modified version of the wireless transmission standard, which is no longer limited to surrounding other devices. Even if the direct connection to another Apple device is interrupted during the transfer, it can continue through the Internet in the future.
iOS 17.1 gets improved AirDrop
function of new Standby-Display Settings can be further customized. Users have the option to choose whether this mode will automatically deactivate when eye contact is lost or after 20 seconds of inactivity. Also, standby mode can be permanently active if you want. However, the latter option is only available on iPhones with always-on display, such as the iPhone 14 Pro (Max) and iPhone 15 Pro (Max). The refresh rate can be reduced to 1 Hz.
The new iOS version is also designed to fix the “burn-in” issue that some users of the iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max have experienced. Accordingly, this was not an actual burn-in display, but rather a temporary effect on the software side. Likewise, in Apple Music app The choices have been expanded to include additional categories and the design of the playlists has also been revised.
watchOS 10.1 with new double tap function
During the Apple Wanderlust keynote in September, the company announced a new gesture alongside the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 (test). Navigation through the operating system should be simplified with a double tap of the thumb and index finger. The gesture was still missing at the start of sales, but was then enabled for select users in a beta update. With watchOS 10.1, this new function should now be available to all watch users.
Additionally, wireless sharing of contact information via AirDrop is now integrated with Apple Watch. with Namedrop Compatible iPhones can be used to exchange contact profiles around – practical, right?
iPadOS 17.1 includes support for the new Pencil
Also, Apple is releasing a new version of the iPad operating system. iPadOS 17.1 Provides access to the same AirDrop and Apple Music features as iOS 17.1. Also, the new Apple Pencil with USB-C, which was introduced yesterday, will be supported in the future. Of course, this makes the update mandatory for potential buyers of this accessory.
Publication coming soon
According to the information, those who do not participate in the beta program will be able to use the new software update French authorities already From Tuesday, October 24, download. So take a look at your settings to see if the update is ready to install starting next week.
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