Apple releases iOS 17.1 Update; New Features, How to download, Supported iPhones list (Update Now)

Apple Releases iOS 17.1 Update. Here are the New Features, Improvements, How to download/ Updat Supported iPhones list and everything you need to know
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Apple Releases iOS 17.1 Update: New Features and Improvements

Apple has officially rolled out the iOS 17.1 update, the latest iteration of its iOS, enhancing the user experience on iPhones. After a brief period of beta testing, this update brings a host of new features, optimizations, and bug fixes.  Here in this article, you'll learn How to download, the Supported iPhones list, and everything you need to know before updating your iPhone device.

Key Features of iOS 17.1

  1. AirDrop Over Cellular: The most significant feature of iOS 17.1 is the capability to continue AirDrop transfers when connected devices move out of Wi-Fi range. This feature, first announced at Apple's developer conference in June, is now a reality, ensuring seamless sharing regardless of connectivity changes.
  2. Fix for iPhone 12 Regulatory Issues in France: iOS 17.1 addresses regulatory problems faced by iPhone 12 users in France. A regulatory ban temporarily halted the device's sale due to radiation exposure limits, and this update resolves the issue.
  3. Apple Music Favorites Feature: With a new 'Favorites' feature in Apple Music, users can easily add songs, albums, playlists, and artists to their library. This allows Apple Music to fine-tune its music recommendations, ensuring a personalized listening experience.
  4. StandBy Feature Customization: The settings menu for the StandBy feature has been updated, providing users with more control over when their iPhone's display turns off when in smart display mode.
  5. Regional Enhancements in the UK: Customers in the UK will now be able to check their bank balance within the Apple Wallet app, thanks to an integration with the Open Banking API. This is a welcome addition for UK users and enhances the utility of the Apple Wallet.
  6. Dynamic Island Flashlight Indicator: The flashlight indicator, previously limited to the iPhone 15 Pro, is now available on all Dynamic Island-equipped devices, making it even more accessible and convenient.
  7. Photo Shuffle Album Selection: iOS 17.1 gives users the ability to select a specific album for Photo Shuffle, allowing for a more customized photo viewing experience.

Regional Enhancements

In addition to the global improvements, iOS 17.1 also brings region-specific enhancements. Users in the UK can now enjoy banking features within the Apple Wallet, while the update resolves the regulatory issues that plagued iPhone 12 users in France.

How to Update to iOS 17.1

To download and install iOS 17.1, follow these steps:

  1. Open 'Settings' on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on 'General.'
  3. Select 'Software Update.'
  4. If the update is available for your device, follow the on-screen instructions to download and install it.
To download the update, go to Settings > General > Software Update and follow the instructions to install iOS 17.1.  

Please note that iOS updates may not be immediately available to all users, so you might need to wait for the notification icon to appear on the 'Settings' app.

Which iPhones are Compatible with iOS 17.1?

iOS 17.1 Update Supported iPhones list
1) iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max
2) iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max
3) iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max
4) iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max
5) iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max
6) iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max
7) iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone SE (3rd generation)


Apple's iOS 17.1 introduces several noteworthy features and optimizations, addressing connectivity and regulatory concerns. The ability to continue AirDrop transfers over cellular networks is a significant step forward, making iPhone usage more flexible. Regional enhancements further enhance the user experience, ensuring that Apple's products cater to the specific needs of different regions.

Stay tuned for the latest updates and enjoy an improved iOS experience with iOS 17.1!