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Apple’s iOS 17.4 Update Now Released for iPhones with Several New Features

Apple, the Cupertino-based tech giant, has released its latest iOS 17.4 update for iPhone devices and the update comes with many new upgrades and feature additions.

Check out more about this update below.

iOS 17.4 Update Released for iPhones

The iOS 17.4 update that has now been released consists of many features including new emojis, Stolen Device Protection feature enhancements, and new changes for European users. At the least, 7.96 GB of free storage will have to be present on the device if the user wish to upgrade to this newer version.

Speaking more about the changelogs in detail, some of the new emojis are the nodding and shaking heads, lime wedge, phoenix, and mushroom. Regarding the Stolen Device Protection feature, if by chance the device gets stolen, the person who stole it won’t be able to lock its original user out of the device as more authentication is required to access or make certain changes.

Coming to the EU changes, complying with the Digital Markets Act (DMA) of the European Union, users will now on be able to download apps from alternate app stores. They will also be able to receive other web browser engines support and make use of other payment methods too. As of now, this change is only for the EU region, however it can soon be expected in the United States and other markets as well later sometime.

The Apple Podcast app will also be getting a few new feature additions. Podcast episodes will support transcripts and have text highlighting with audio sync. It will be working in languages such as English, Spanish, French, and German. Searchability, text size change, and VoiceOver are further additions.

Other key elements of the iOS 17.4 update are – caller ID will display Apple-verified businesses information, add songs to library or playlists through music recognition, Siri capability to announce messages in supported languages, more details for battery health in Settings.

iOS 17.4 Update

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