Tired of the plain-looking contact cards? Apple is bringing new customization features in iOS 17, including the new Contact Posters, which will allow you to customize your cards for your iPhone Phone app or third-party app contacts.
Contact Posters will give iOS 17 users a set of tools that they can use to customize (or, basically, edit) the appearance of their contact cards. This will allow users to change the contact’s image effects, the name’s font style, and even the image’s background.
“The Phone app is central to the iPhone experience, and it receives a big update with personalized Contact Posters, providing a new way for users to express themselves,” Apple says. “Users can customize how they appear, bringing a completely new look to incoming calls, and choose beautiful treatments for photos or Memoji, as well as eye-catching typography and font colors. Contact Posters will also be available for third-party calling apps.”
The suggestion to try the Contact Posters will automatically appear once you already have iOS 17 on your device, with a prompt that reads “Update Your Name and Photo.” This is just for your own card, though. If you select “Set Up Later in Settings,” you can go to the Contacts app to create your poster anytime. You also have the option to create posters for your other contacts by tapping the Edit button on them. When you do, you will first be presented with four types of posters you want to use: photos, camera, memoji, and monogram.
Once you have selected the type of poster you want, it will show how the face of the contact will appear on the screen. And if you want to edit the background and the test, you can tap the circle icon at the bottom left of the screen. You will be given different options, including font color and size and background effects and colors. There are also tools for cropping.
At the top of the screen, you can tap “Done” when you’re finished, giving you a preview of the poster. According to Apple, you can send your own Contact Poster using its new NameDrop feature. On the other hand, note that the contact cards of those in your Phone list will stop receiving automatic updates once you have created customized Contact Posters for them.
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