The new features that await our iPhone with the iOS 17.2 update –

iPhone and iPad owners can benefit from new features on their smartphones and tablets thanks to the iOS 17.2 / iPad OS 17.2 update. The update is currently in beta and is expected in December 2023 and offers several new features. What are these new features and what changes with the iOS 17.2 update? Let’s get to the bottom of the question!

In October, Apple released the first major update for its iOS 17 operating system on the iPhone.

The iOS 17.1 update primarily fixes many errors, but also brings with it some new features.

For the iOS 17.2 iPadOS 17.2 updates, Apple will offer even more new features this time.

These have been offered in beta since the end of October and are scheduled to land on our phones and tablets in December 2023.

Here’s a quick overview of the main new options and features that await us with this iOS version.

The diary is here… finally!

The feature was announced during the iOS 17 presentation, but was ultimately postponed. Therefore, the Journal app will be available with iOS 17.2.

This is a new application that allows us to write down our thoughts or anecdotes of the day.

iOS 17.2 protocol

The application is also able to pull information from applications such as Photos and Health to offer topic suggestions.

And rest assured, prying eyes cannot read our precious newspaper! We can lock everything with Face ID, Touch ID or our PIN code.

Respond to messages with stickers

The iMessage application offers us more options to respond to a message received.

Previously, when we kept our finger pressed on a message, we could respond with a heart, a thumbs up, a thumbs down, the words: haha ​​​​or even punctuation marks (!! / ?).

However, when we press our finger on a message, we now have the option to add a sticker.

Check iMessage contacts

Apple is still introducing the function in iMessage: Contact Key Verification.

According to Apple, this feature is intended for people who face “extraordinary digital threats.”

They take journalists, human rights defenders, elected officials or high-ranking officials as examples.

To reduce the risk of identity theft and phishing attempts, you can verify the identity of an iMessage contact using a verification code.

iMessage review

More customization options for our Memoji

Coming back to the fun side, Apple offers us more options to personalize our Memoji.

In the creation area of ​​our Memoji we find a new tab: Body.

This allows us to customize the size, chest, shoulders and arms of our Memoji.

The weather widget is enriched

The weather app widget provides further details about the outside temperature.

A new vignette informs us about wind speed, UV index, precipitation and the time of sunrise and sunset.

Shared playlists on Apple Music

Like Spotify, you can now create shared playlists.

That is, we can create a playlist that we share with our loved ones and friends and where everyone can add the songs of their choice.

Our favorites summarized in a playlist

We will also find a new default playlist entitled “Favorites”.

All the songs we have identified as our favorites are summarized here.

A translate button on the iPhone 15 Pro

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max owners can use their action button for translation.

We can actually assign the translate function to this button. So if someone speaks to us in a language we don’t understand, we can press the button to get the translation in real time.

Record space videos

Finally, impatiently waiting for the Apple Vision Pro virtual reality headset, we can start recording spatial videos.

With the camera of our iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro we can therefore shoot videos that we can watch in virtual reality with the Apple headset.

Which iPhone is compatible and can have iOS 17.2?

Here is the list of iPhones that can install the iOS 17.2 update and are eligible for its features.

  • 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 15, 15 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14 and 14 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2022)
  • iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 and 13 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 and 12 mini
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR

Which iPad is compatible with iPadOS 17.2?

Here is the list of iPads that can install the iPadOS 17.2 update and are eligible for its features.

  • iPad Air 3rd Generation (2019)
  • iPad Air 4th Generation (2020)
  • iPad Air 5th Generation (2022)
  • iPad 6th Generation (2018)
  • iPad 7th Generation (2019)
  • iPad 8th Generation (2020)
  • iPad 9th Generation (2021)
  • iPad 10th Generation (2022)
  • iPad mini 5th generation (2019)
  • iPad mini 6th generation (2021)
  • All iPad Pros except the first generation 9.7- and 12.9-inch models released in 2015-2016