iOS 17.2 Released: What’s New in Apple Latest Update for iPhone and iPad Users

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Apple has released its latest update, iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2, bringing a host of new features and enhancements to iPhone and iPad users.

Journal App

The update introduces a new app, “Journal” (Online diary). The app can also suggest journaling prompts based on the user activities, such as photos, contacts, workouts, and locations.


iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max users will now benefit from a translate option in the Action button, facilitating quick translation of phrases and enabling multilingual conversations.

Spatial Video

iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max users can capture memories in three dimensions with the introduction of spatial video.

Camera Improvement

The Telephoto camera also sees improvements in focusing speed, particularly when capturing distant objects.

Catch-up arrow for easy navigation to unread messages, add sticker option for direct inclusion, and Memoji updates for adjusting body shapes.

Messages app update

Weather app update

Now includes precipitation amounts for the next 10 days. New widgets feature next-hour precipitation, daily forecasts, and wind conditions.

Other Notable Features

AirDrop improvements include expanded contact sharing options and the ability to share boarding passes and tickets by bringing two iPhones together.



Users can now create a Favourite Songs Playlist for quick access to preferred tracks. Listening History can also be disabled during Focus mode for a personalized music experience.

A new Digital Clock Widget is introduced for a quick time check on the Home Screen, and AutoFill is enhanced to identify fields in PDFs and other forms for easier information population.

Security and Bug Fixes

The update includes security enhancements and bug fixes, ensuring a smoother and more secure user experience.

Notably, a sensitive content warning for stickers in Messages has been implemented, preventing unexpected exposure to explicit content.

You can get iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 on your compatible iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > General > Software Update.   

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