Apple’s new iOS 17 update could include a mood-tracking app and customizable lock screen

The event that all iPhone users anticipate is less than two months away, but features of the upcoming iOS 17 are flooding the web.

Apple’s new operating system is set to come with various features that industry experts believe will change how we use an iPhone. 

The rumors include a mood tracker, journaling app, quality of live improvements and software that will make phones compatible with Apple’s new virtual reality headset.

The unveiling is set for June 5 during the tech giant’s annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), which is also predicted to debut the long-awaited AR/VR headset.

Below are the four top features expected to be debuted in June: 

Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, set for June, will likely see the release of the new iOS 17 which will be packed with amazing features

Apple’s WWDC is an event where the company shares new operating systems for its iPhone, Mac, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

Leaks of what to expect typically started appearing online months before the reveals and those about iOS are usually popular.

Mood Tracker

Apple is making a huge push into the health space with the iOS 17, which will include a feature that lets users track their emotions, answer questions about how their day went and view results to see patterns.

Experts believe this feature will live inside the Health app.

The mood tracker could also integrate with social media apps, allowing the tracker to analyze posts to determine how a user might be feeling. 

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman believes Apple could develop specific algorithms to track mood that would capture speech to determine the user’s speech and analyze text messages for key signals. 

Journaling App

Journaling has become popular in recent years, as it lets people write down daily thoughts, feelings and aspirations – and Apple wants to let you carry it in the palm of your hand.

The Wall Street Journal last week reported on the new app – codenamed ‘Jurassic’ – which will help users keep track of their daily lives.

And it could offer inspiration to users, helping them with ideas on what to write about based on their daily activities. 

The rumors include a Mood tracker, Journaling app, Quality of live improvements and AR/VR Headset integration

The rumors include a Mood tracker, Journaling app, Quality of live improvements and AR/VR Headset integration

However, industry experts stressed that the journaling app and mood tracker are two separate features. 

The software will analyze users’ behavior to determine a typical day, including how much time is spent at home compared with elsewhere and whether a certain day was unusual. 

Lock Screen customization

The new iOS 17 is believed to let users create whimsical lock screens, 9to5Mac reports. 

Rumored iOS 17 features

  • Mood tracker
  • Journaling app
  • Lock screen customization
  • Siri changes 

Experts suggest users could design screens with different fonts, colors and emojis and layouts.

And switching between lock screens will work like an Apple Watch’s process. 


Gurman has speculated that users could get what they have been asking for – an easier command to summon Siri.

You have to say ‘Hey Siri,’ but the iOS 17 could let you say ‘Siri.’

Gurman said Apple is employing ‘a significant amount of AI training and underlying engineering work’ to make this happen. 

And the tech giant could start adding the virtual assistant to third-party services.

Siri might also be exiled to Dynamic Island at the top of displays. 

Dynamic Island is an interactive part of the display, providing quick access to alerts, notifications and background activities without interrupting your app. 

However, rumors have also suggested the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X will not be compatible with iOS 17.

This week it was also revealed that Apple is developing an AI-powered health coaching service that will encourage users to exercise, eat healthy and sleep better.

The feature combines the software with a user’s Apple Watch data to make suggestions and design unique coaching programs.

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