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iOS 17 Messages: How to use the new features for messages? Full guide here

Apple has released iOS 17, bringing a host of new features and improvements to the Messages app. Whether you’re an avid texter or just use it occasionally, these updates are designed to enhance your messaging experience.

These are the new features and improvements in Messages on iOS 17;

1. Transcribed Audio MessagesListening to audio messages is no longer the only option. With iOS 17, when someone sends you a voice message, it will come with an automatic text transcription below it. This feature is handy if you can’t listen to the message or prefer to read it.

2. Check In with ContactsiOS 17 introduces a new feature called “Check In.” It allows you to share your estimated time of arrival (ETA) with a trusted contact and can send an alert if you don’t arrive at your destination as expected. To use it, tap the plus button next to the text input box in a conversation, select “Check In,” and customize it according to your preferences. This feature adds an extra layer of safety and convenience to your messages.

3. Search with Multiple Filters

Searching for specific content in your messages is easier with iOS 17. You can now combine multiple terms and filters in a single search. This means you can search for messages that meet multiple criteria simultaneously, making it more efficient to find what you’re looking for.

4. Apps in MessagesThe mini-apps within Messages, such as Music and Photos, have been reorganized. You can access them by tapping the plus button next to the text input box. You can also customize the order of these apps by tapping and holding on them, making it easier to access the ones you use most frequently.5. Navigation and RepliesKeeping track of where you left off in a group chat is simpler with iOS 17. You’ll find a convenient arrow on the right-hand side that takes you back to your last read message, saving you time when catching up on conversations. Additionally, replying to messages is quicker than ever—just swipe right on a message to reply instantly.6. Improved Location SharingLocation sharing has been enhanced in iOS 17. You can now share your current location in real-time within the Messages app, eliminating the need to switch to other apps like Apple Maps or Find My. You can choose how long you want to share your location, and it will be embedded in the conversation.

7. Automatically Delete Verification Codes

For added security and convenience, iOS 17 Messages can automatically delete verification codes received via text messages. This feature helps declutter your conversation list and ensures that sensitive codes are removed when you’re done with them. To enable it, go to Settings > Passwords > Password Options and turn on “Clean Up Automatically.”


What is an iPhone?
An iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and manufactured by Apple Inc. It is one of the most popular and iconic smartphone brands globally. iPhones run on Apple’s iOS operating system and are known for their sleek design, high-quality cameras, and integration with various Apple services and products.

Who named it Mac?
The term “Mac” for Apple laptops and desktop computers originated from the company’s iconic product line, the “Macintosh.” The Macintosh, often shortened to “Mac,” was introduced by Apple in 1984 with the launch of the Macintosh 128k, also known as the “original Mac.” The name “Macintosh” was inspired by the McIntosh apple, which is a type of apple known for its sweet and crisp taste.

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