iOS 17.2 Update Brings Exciting Features to iPhone and iPad Users

  • Journal App Introduction: iOS 17.2 debuts Apple’s Journal app, encouraging users to document life moments for gratitude and well-being.
  • Spatial Video Capabilities: iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max enhance camera features, enabling spatial video capture with both main and wide cameras.
  • Emoji Reactions in iMessage: Users can now react to messages with a diverse library of emojis and stickers directly within iMessage conversations.
  • Enhanced Camera Functionality: The upgrade improves telephoto zoom speed for top-end iPhone 15s, enhancing overall camera performance.
  • Weather App Updates: Weather app improvements include extended precipitation forecasts (up to 10 days) and wind maps (up to 24 hours) for better planning.
  • Convenient Ticket Sharing: With iOS 17.2, users can seamlessly share boarding passes, cinema tickets, and other passes through AirDrop for added convenience.
iOS 17.2 Update Brings Exciting Features to iPhone and iPad Users (Credit: 9to5 Mac)
iOS 17.2 Update Brings Exciting Features to iPhone and iPad Users (Credit: 9to5 Mac)

Apple unveiled the latest iteration of its mobile operating system, iOS 17.2, on Monday, introducing a host of new features and enhancements spanning both the iPhone and iPad devices.

The flagship inclusion in this update is the introduction of the Journal app, as announced by the tech giant based in Silicon Valley. According to Apple, this application empowers users to “chronicle the nuances of their everyday lives and significant milestones, fostering gratitude and contributing to overall well-being.”

Additionally, the update brings notable improvements to the camera functionality of the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models. These enhancements enable the capture of three-dimensional footage, setting the stage for the imminent launch of the Apple Vision Pro spatial computer.

iOS 17.2 Unveils Exciting Features for iPhone Users

In the latest iOS 17.2 update, iPhone users can expect significant enhancements across various functionalities.

Revolutionizing Photography

One standout feature is the advancement in iPhone camera capabilities. The update introduces the ability to capture spatial video, leveraging both the main and wide cameras of Apple’s latest phone models. This innovation promises an immersive video-capturing experience, as reported by The Verge. Additionally, the telephoto zoom speed for top-tier iPhone 15s has been notably improved.

Expressive Communication in iMessage

iOS 17.2 introduces a revamped emoji and sticker response system in iMessage conversations. Users now have the entire emoji and sticker library at their disposal to react directly to messages. Furthermore, a convenient catch-up arrow has been incorporated, enabling users to swiftly navigate to the first unread message in a thread.

Enhancements in Various Apps

The Weather app receives a notable upgrade, providing users with extended forecasts. Precipitation forecasts are now available up to 10 days ahead, while wind maps offer insights up to 24 hours in advance.

For those constantly on the move, the update facilitates seamless sharing of boarding passes, cinema tickets, and other passes through AirDrop. This feature streamlines the process of sharing essential documents and information.

An additional highlight is the integration of a translate option in the action button on iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models. This feature aims to enhance the accessibility and usability of the devices, particularly for users dealing with multiple languages.

iOS 17.2 Release Notes


  • Journal is a new app that lets you write about the small moments and big events in your life so you can practice gratitude and improve your wellbeing
  • Journaling suggestions make it easy to remember your experiences by intelligently grouping your outings, photos, workouts, and more into moments you can add to your journal
  • Filters let you quickly find bookmarked entries or show entries with attachments so you can revisit and reflect on key moments in your life
  • Scheduled notifications help you keep a consistent journaling practice by reminding you to write on the days and time you choose
  • Option to lock your journal using Touch ID or Face ID
  • iCloud sync keeps your journal entries safe and encrypted on iCloud

Action Button

  • Translate option for the Action button on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max to quickly translate phrases or have a conversation with someone in another language


  • Spatial video lets you capture video on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max so you can relive your memories in three dimensions on Apple Vision Pro
  • Improved Telephoto camera focusing speed when capturing small faraway objects on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max


  • Catch-up arrow lets you easily jump to your first unread message in a conversation by tapping the arrow visible in the top-right corner
  • Add sticker option in the context menu lets you add a sticker directly to a bubble
  • Memoji updates include the ability to adjust the body shape of any Memoji
  • Contact Key Verification provides automatic alerts and Contact Verification Codes to help verify people facing extraordinary digital threats are messaging only with the people they intend


  • Precipitation amounts help you stay on top of rain and snow conditions for a given day over the next 10 days
  • New widgets let you choose from next-hour precipitation, daily forecast, sunrise and sunset times, and current conditions such as Air Quality, Feels Like, and wind speed
  • Wind map snapshot helps you quickly assess wind patterns and access the animated wind map overlay to prepare for forecasted wind conditions for the next 24 hours
  • Interactive moon calendar lets you easily visualize the phase of the moon on any day for the next month

This update also includes the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • Siri support for privately accessing and logging Health app data using your voice
  • AirDrop improvements including expanded contact sharing options and the ability to share boarding passes, movie tickets, and other eligible passes by bringing two iPhones together
  • Favorite Songs Playlist in Apple Music lets you quickly get back to the songs you mark as favorites
  • Use Listening History in Apple Music can be disabled in a Focus so music you listen to does not appear in Recently Played or influence your recommendations
  • A new Digital Clock Widget lets you quickly catch a glimpse of the time on your Home Screen and while in StandBy
  • Enhanced AutoFill identifies fields in PDFs and other forms enabling you to populate them with information such as names and addresses from your contacts
  • New keyboard layouts provide support for 8 Sámi languages
  • Sensitive Content Warning for stickers in Messages prevents you from being unexpectedly shown a sticker containing nudity
  • Qi2 charger support for all iPhone 13 models and iPhone 14 models
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent wireless charging in certain vehicles

iOS 17.2 emerges as a comprehensive update, addressing various aspects of user experience and device functionality. As users delve into the upgraded system, they can explore these exciting features that redefine the capabilities of their iPhones.

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Source(s): USA Today; The Verge; 9to5Mac

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