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Feeling uninspired by the mundane appearance of your call cards? Apple is ushering in a wave of personalization in iOS 17, introducing a fresh dimension of customization with the all-new Contact Posters feature. This innovative addition empowers users to infuse a unique flair into their contact cards within the iPhone Phone app or compatible third-party applications.

With Contact Posters, iOS 17 bestows its users with a versatile toolkit to artistically shape the visage of their contact cards. This creative canvas allows for the alteration of various elements, from the visual effects adorning the contact’s image, to the font style for their name, and even the background of the image.

Apple’s pretty hyped about this feature, saying, “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. 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.”

Upon the adoption of iOS 17, you’ll be asked to “Update Your Name and Photo” of your personal card. However, if you opt to “Set Up Later in Settings,” the option to edit your poster remains accessible via the Contacts app. You also have the option to create posters for your other contacts by tapping the Edit button on them. When you do, you’ll get access to an array of four poster variants: photo, camera, Memoji, and monogram.

Once you’ve made your pick, you’ll see what your contact’s face will look like on the screen. If you want to edit the background and the text, you can tap the circle icon at the bottom left of the screen. This will give you customization features, including font color and size and background effects and colors. You will also be able to use a cropping tool if needed.

Once you’re finished editing the Contact Poster, just tap the “Done” button at the top of the screen. Apple notes that you can send your own Contact Poster using its new NameDrop feature. Note, however, 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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