On Wednesday evening, Apple released the first major update to iOS 17, which launched in September.
iOS 17.1 comes with a number of new features and bug fixes. Perhaps most importantly, Apple has fixed a long list of security flaws.
the site Apple insider The number is thought to be surprisingly high considering that some smaller updates have already been released before this one, so here it’s just a matter of updating as soon as possible.
A new feature in iOS 17.1 is that AirDrop file transfers can now be completed over cellular or Wi-Fi if you move out of range of the person you’re sharing with. In other words, you no longer have to be in direct proximity to someone if you send them a large number of files.
If you use Apple Music, you can now favorite songs, albums, playlists, and artists, and this will ultimately impact the music recommendations you receive. Additionally, song suggestions will appear below all playlists.
Anyone with an iPhone with a “dynamic island,” that is, an interactive camera hole at the top of the screen, now gets the new flashlight indicator that was introduced in the first version of iOS 17. Previously, it was limited to the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max.
As for the lock screen, there is a setting called “Photo Shuffle,” which will display a group of photos in a random order throughout the day. In iOS 17.1, you’ll now be able to select a specific album here, instead of having to manually select photos.
To download and install the update, go to Settings > General update.
Your Apple Watch gets a double tap
In addition to iPhone and iPad, Apple has also released updates for Apple TV, HomePod, Mac, and Apple Watch.
With watchOS 10.1, owners of the new Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 can access the new Double Tap function, which allows control of the watch without touching the screen. If you stand with your hands full of cookie dough, you can, for example, answer an incoming call by tapping your index finger and thumb on the clock hand twice quickly.
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