Apple Introduces Contact Posters for Calls in iOS 17

At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference today, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, announced some new features coming to iOS 17. There will be major changes made to Phone, FaceTime, and Messages.

One of the most impressive additions is the introduction of contact posters with photos and memoji. Take a look at how these would look on your phone.

Contact Posters | Apple

These posters not only add a personal touch to your lock screen but also make it easier to identify your contacts. Seems like those days are gone when you needed to search for a name in your contact list. iOS 17 looks to bring a refreshing new addition to the address book, however the customization looks a lot like the lock screen customization.

At the stage, Federighi emphasized on more expressive communication, simplified sharing, and more intelligent input. During the presentation, Apple showcased this in action too, and I have to say, it looks amazing, although I’m not sure of the privacy element of this feature. Looks like we’ll have to wait and see for ourselves.

Creating Contact Posters in iOS 17

Now that you know what a Contact Poster is, let’s take a look at how to make one for a contact.

Firstly, you will have to open the Phone app, go to the Contacts tab, and select your contact card. Then, tap Edit in the Contact Photo & Poster section.

You can choose an image from your camera, photos, Memoji, or monogram to customize the style and appearance of your Contact Poster. You can also change the style, typeface, and color of your name, according to your own preference, and the aesthetics you want.

When you’re happy with your design, tap Done. You can also set this as the profile photo for iMessage and other Apple services. It is important to note that to view Contact Posters, both you and the person you’re calling must be running iOS 17 or later.

Also, similar to the Depth Effect on iOS 16 (and later) lock screen customization, for Contact posters, it’s best to go with a portrait image of the person, and even better is the fact that these posters can be used alongside NameDrop, a feature introduced in iOS 17 that uses BT to share contact inforamtion.


Muhammad Qasim

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