Apple Unveils iOS 17.4: Here's What to Expect for Your iPhone

iPhone users should promptly check for the iOS 17.4 update, which brings significant enhancements

Notably, iOS 17.4 introduces support for third-party app stores, a major shift prompted by EU legislation.

This change allows EU iPhone users to download apps from sources other than Apple's App Store, marking a significant departure from past policies.

However, this new feature is limited to iPhone users within the European Union.

For users outside the EU, iOS 17.4 brings an array of new emoji, including a mushroom, lime, broken chain, and a striking burning phoenix emoji.

Additionally, the Apple Podcasts app now offers written transcripts for episodes in multiple languages, enhancing accessibility.

Other updates in iOS 17.4 include music recognition for adding identified songs to playlists, Siri's ability to announce messages, and enhanced stolen device protection.

Battery Health settings now provide detailed information on battery cycle count and manufacturing details for iPhone 15 models.

Call Identification now displays verified business information when available, improving caller identification.

To install iOS 17.4, users can navigate to Settings, tap General, and select Software Update to initiate the download process.