IMESSAGE lovers now have access to a handy SMS feature thanks to the new iOS 17 update.
Around two weeks ago, Apple launched its brand new iOS version, iOS 17.
The new upgrade brought a variety of tools and features directly to Apple lovers’ devices.
Many of the new tools focus on improving the user experience, particularly when using iMessage.
One of these features includes transcriptions of audio messages or voice memos in iMessage.
Voice memos are short audio recordings that you can send instead of text.
They were introduced by Apple for iOS 8 for iMessage in 2014 and quickly became a popular feature for iPhone users.
The tool is suitable for sending a message when you are on the go or your hands are busy.
While it may be easier for you to send a voice memo, it may be difficult for the recipient to listen to it.
For example, they may be at work or in a noisy room where it may be difficult to understand your message.
However, with the new transcription feature in iOS 17, this problem can now be easily solved.
This is because recipients can easily read your audio messages without listening to them.
HOW TO ACTIVATE THIS FEATURE
To access this new tool, you must first update your iPhone to iOS 17.
If you’re interested in updating, go to Settings and then tap General.
From there, click Software Update > Automatic Updates.
Check “Download iOS updates” and “Install iOS updates”.
Audio message transcription should be enabled automatically after downloading iOS 17.
To see the feature in action, simply send an audio message on iMessage. The transcript should then appear below the audio bars.