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6 Biggest Changes In iOS 17.1

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New AirDrop FeaturesWith this latest update, the AirDrop feature is receiving a significant upgrade. It will now support continued media transfer over the internet, even if you move out of range from the other device. Moreover, a new toggle will be introduced, enabling users to switch to cellular data to complete the operation.

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Apple Music EnhancementsApple Music is getting a comprehensive overhaul in iOS 17.1. It includes a new library of customizable artwork for your playlists, allowing you to add a personal touch to your music collection. Additionally, Apple is introducing a "song suggestion" feature, which aims to curate song recommendations that match the vibe of your playlist.

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StandBy Mode Gets More ControlThe StandBy feature, introduced with iOS 17, is receiving an update that grants users more granular control. This includes the ability to ensure that your StandBy widgets are always visible. However, it's important to note that these updates are limited to the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max models.

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Photo Shuffle on the Lock ScreeniOS users will now have the option to select a specific album or image collection for the Photo Shuffle feature on the lock screen. This functionality was previously limited to wallpapers, but it's now becoming more versatile and customisable.

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Action Button ImprovementsA feature specific to the iPhone 15 Pro series, this update enhances the Action button's functionality. It leverages the 15 Pro's proximity sensor to detect when the phone is in your pocket, thereby preventing accidental activations. As a result, you'll need to press the Action button slightly longer to trigger an action if your phone is in your pocket.

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Flashlight Indicator in the Dynamic IslandInitially launched exclusively with the iPhone 15 Pro, this feature is now making its way to other models. It allows the Dynamic Island to display an indicator when your flashlight is enabled.

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