As the hype grows around Apple’s new lineup of iPhones and other products launching in mere days, we are also approaching the widespread release of iOS 17. The latest iteration of the iPhone’s operating system has many eye-catching features that allow users to customize their iPhones more than ever.
Among them is the ability to create a ‘poster’ for each contact: A customizable image that will fill your screen when you’re on the phone with that person or they call you. The contact poster lets you use a photo, color background, Memoji, or monogram for the background image and customize how you want the contact’s name to appear, down to the font and color.
How to create a contact poster
How to share contacts with NameDrop
1. Place iPhones close together
To use NameDrop, hold both iPhones close together like you hold your iPhone to use Apple Pay during checkout. Although NameDrop is like an extension of AirDrop, it doesn’t work the same way; the iPhones must be close to one another for NameDrop to detect them.
2. Receive and edit the contact
A popup will appear with the contact information and the options to edit the contact you’ve just received.
NameDrop makes it easy to quickly share your contact information without manually inputting names and phone numbers.
How do I update a contact poster on iOS 17?
Updating a contact poster on iOS 17 involves the same first steps you followed when you first created it. Open the Phone app and find the contact you want to edit, then tap on Contact Poster & Photo and make the updates you want.
Can I create a contact poster for myself on iOS 17?
You can create your own contact card like any other contact, complete with a contact poster and photo. To do so, go to your Phone app and access your Contacts. Instead of choosing one of your contacts, tap on your name at the top, where it says My Card. Then, tap on Contact Poster & Photo and follow the same steps as above.
Personal contact posters can be shared with your contacts, so they show up when you call or receive a call from someone with an iPhone. You can choose to have a contact poster and not automatically share it with others by going to your contact card and disabling the sharing of your contact poster and photo.
Can I receive contacts with NameDrop from an iPhone to an Android phone?
For now, NameDrop is available to share contacts between compatible Apple devices only, so it’s not available for Android users.