iOS 17 Contact Posters is using Nickname

iOS 17: contact poster using nickname instead of first & last name!

The seventeenth iteration of the OS build has bought a slew of intriguing goodies to the fore. Some of the noteworthy ones include the likes of Standby Mode, Live VoiceMail, Contact Posters, Offline Apple Maps, Personal Voice, and Interactive eWidgets, among others. If we shift our attention towards Contact Poster, then it allows you to completely overhaul the UI of incoming calls, with the incorporation of Memoji, different types of typography, and font colors.

However, there is a minor bug with this functionality. When you first set up a contact poster for a user, then the OS gives you the opportunity to add a nickname. However, when the final result is saved, the contact poster in iOS 17 still shows the first & last name, instead of the nickname! This issue had been doing the rounds ever since it came into existence and is yet to be rectified even with the latest beta [which at the time of going to writing is Beta 5].

iOS 17 Contact Posters is still using Nickname!

iOS 17 Contact Posters is using Nickname

So in its current form, if you save your contact poster on iOS 17, then it will not show the nickname. The only time it shows the nickname is in the “preview” of what it will look like. But as soon as you save it, it will be saved with the first and last name itself. There does not seem to be any option to make the OS show the nickname of the final saved contact poster, which has resulted in a great deal of inconvenience to the end users, and rightly so.

iOS 17 Contact Posters is using Nickname

Initially, it was assumed that turning off the Preferred Nicknames feature might rectify this issue. but that isn’t the case. So we would highly recommend you file a bug report wth Apple so that they are made aware of the same and take action at the earliest before the stable rollout begins. As and when there is any further development in this regard, we will update this post accordingly. So stay tuned! [All Images Credits: Apple].

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