Soon you’ll be able to dress up your iPhone calls by setting a custom image to appear on the receiver’s screen when you make a call.
The feature, unveiled during Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday, is called Custom Contact Posters and is part of iOS 17, Apple’s next big iPhone update.
Custom contact posters allow you to customize how you appear on someone else’s phone when you call them. You can use photos or emoticons combined with typography.
You can choose your own image, font and color, customizing your contact poster, just like you might your phone’s lock screen, Apple said. Images are displayed not only on calls, but also as part of your contact card, creating a consistent look.
More updates are coming to the iOS 17 experience. You’ll be able to turn your own photos into stickers, which you can then use in text conversations alongside the standard emoticons.
iOS 17 Messages will also transcribe the voice memos you receive. A new location sharing feature will let you track your friends by seeing their location in your text conversation. And the new check-in feature aims to inform a friend or family member of your journey home, let them know where you are and let them know if you’re having trouble getting home.
iOS 17 is expected to be available as a public beta sometime next month, with the general release coming in September alongside the rumored iPhone 15 series.
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