It enriches StandBy mode with more settings, including turning off after 20 seconds, never, or "Automatically".
Tap the star next to a song's title to add to Favorites and find them easily via a top-right button. It also suggests new songs in playlists.
iOS 17.1 enhances AirDrop with NameDrop for contact sharing and cellular data use, enabling information exchange between distant iPhones.
iOS 17.1 also adds a flashlight icon in the Live Activities feed for models like iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 15, alerting users when the light is on.
iPhone 12's ban in France was enforced due to the device not meeting France's radiation exposure standards. This issue is now solved with iOS 17.1.