iOS 17’s call screen looks “hideous” with “so much dead space,” but there’s a good reason

iOS 17 is here and users are complaining about the new phone call screen – but there’s a good reason it’s been rearranged.

Apple’s latest operating system offers tons of exciting features, including standby mode, NameDrop and stickers.

New features for iPhone IOS 17 Beta
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iOS 17 Phone Call Screen Changes

The call screen looks slightly different. All the usual icons like mute and keyboard now appear at the bottom rather than in the middle.

This creates a huge empty space in the middle that iPhone users really hate. Many have complained about the new design on Twitter.

One person wrote, “iOS 17’s call screen is ugly.” I said it.”

“iOS 17’s call screen almost gives me Android vibes,” said another.

A third person added: “The new call screen on iOS 17 is terrible, sorry.”

Why the call screen looks “hideous.”

The phone screen has been moved to make room for a new feature called “Contact Poster” that will increase your calls.

She offer a “new way for users to express themselves by customizing their appearance when calling known contacts.”

Contact posters can be personalized with photos, Memojis, typography and font colors and appear every time you call someone.

When you have the call icons at the bottom, you can see a person’s entire contact poster if they have one set up. If this is not the case, the screen remains black.

How to set up a contact poster

How to create your own contact poster:

When you call someone in your contact list, the poster will appear on their phone if they’re using iOS 17.

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Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Emma Bowman by emailing

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