iOS 17.5 features: A closer look at its feature-rich properties

iOS 17 update brings contact posters, NameDrop, StandBy, Live Voicemail, FaceTime video voicemail
An undated image of iOS 18. — Appleinsider
An undated image of iOS 18. — Appleinsider

While the sphere is buzzing with reports of the development of iOS 18, brace to be stunned with what the newly launched iOS update has to offer.

iOS 17 release

While a fully stable form of the iOS 17 released a day ago, it was rolled out globally in September last year.

However, a wide range of new feature has been offered with the iOS 17 update, including contact posters, NameDrop, StandBy, Live Voicemail, FaceTime video voicemail, an entirely distinct and new update of Siri voice recognition, big enhancements to autocorrect and dictation.

Read more: iOS 18 AI features might get a ChatGPT boost

Let's delve deeper into everything that you must familiarise yourself with about the iOS 17, including all the features and fix patches. Here's a rundown of whatever Apple released with the past version.

iOS 17.0.1 features

This update brough three zero-day security patches that may have been actively exploited by hackers. 

iOS 17.0.2 features

It offered a fix for a bug that prevented new iPhone 15 buyers from transferring data from an old iPhone during the setup process.

iOS 17.0.3 features

  • Fix for a problem causing iPhones, specifically the iPhone 15 Pro, to overheat
  • Two security fixes

iOS 17.1 features

  • Improvements to AirDrop (file transfers continue over the internet when you are out of range)
  • New StandBy options
  • Favorites in Music
  • Bug and security fixes

iOS 17.1.1 features

  • Fix for a bug related to Apple Pay and other NFC features becoming unavailable on iPhone 15 models after wireless charging in BMW cars
  • Fix for a bug related to the Weather Lock Screen widget not correctly displaying snow

iOS 17.1.2 features

Fix for a couple of WebKit security vulnerabilities that have been exploited in the wild

iOS 17.2 features

  • The Journal app
  • New Weather and Clock widgets
  • Stickers for Message reactions

iOS 17.3 features

  • Stolen Device Protection feature to make it harder for thieves to use a stolen passcode
  • Security patch for a zero-day vulnerability that may have been exploited

iOS 17.4 features

  • Mandated changes to allow app developers to distribute apps outside of Apple's App Store and use payment systems other than Apple's
  • New fee and commission structure for developers
  • Transcriptions to podcasts in the Podcasts app
  • Improved iMessage encryption
  • New emojis