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iOS 17.2 Update: What’s New and How to Get It

The most recent version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 17.2 update, has been released. The much-anticipated Journal app, support for Spatial Video on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, and updates to the Weather, Action Button, and Camera apps are just a few of the new features and enhancements included in this update.

New Journal App

The new Journal app is one of iOS 17.2’s most anticipated features. With the help of this app, users can keep a log of their everyday thoughts and activities, cultivate appreciation, and enhance their overall well-being. The app can create “Moments” that assist you in writing suggestion prompts by using information from your phone, such as workouts, locations, or photos.

iOS 17.2 update
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Spatial Video Recording

With iOS 17.2, users of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max can now record spatial video. With the help of this new feature, you can record 3D videos that you can watch on the Apple Vision Pro headset. Using spatial video to record memories and experiences in a novel way is a great idea.

Also Read: Apple Journal App and Exciting Features in iOS 17.2 Developer Beta

Action Button

iOS 17.2 has brought a new Translate option to the Action Button. This feature enables you to converse with someone in a different language or translate phrases quickly. Maintaining global connections is made possible with the Action Button.

Camera Improvements

The Camera app has also seen several enhancements in iOS 17.2. Among these enhancements are:

enhanced telephoto focusing speed on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max for taking pictures of small, distant objects

Additional sticker choices and Memoji personalization

Amounts of rain and snow expected over the next ten days

New widgets for the daily forecast, sunrise and sunset timings, next-hour precipitation, and current conditions like wind speed, air quality, and how it feels

To get ready for the predicted wind conditions for the next 24 hours, you can quickly evaluate wind patterns and access the animated wind map overlay with the help of the wind map snapshot.

You can quickly see the lunar phase for any given day in the upcoming month with the help of an interactive moon calendar.

Weather Improvements

iOS 17.2 has also brought updates to the Weather app. There are numerous other enhancements and bug fixes included in iOS 17.2. Among them are:

  • AirDrop improvements, including expanded contact sharing options and the ability to share boarding passes, cinema 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 Focus so the 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 and iPhone 14 models
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent wireless charging in certain vehicles

How to Get the iOS 17.2 Update

Navigate to Settings > General > Software Update to download the iOS 17.2 update. Click Download and Install to get the update, if it is available. After that, the update will download and install itself on your iPhone.


The significant iOS 17.2 update brings a host of new features and enhancements. To take advantage of all the new features, make sure to update to iOS 17.2 as soon as you can if you own an iPhone.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind:

All iPhone models that are compatible with iOS 17 can get the iOS 17.2 update.

The update weighs in at around 1.49 GB.

The update may need several minutes to download and install.

Go to Settings > General > Software Update to see how the update is progressing.

The update will automatically restart your iPhone after it has been installed.


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