The latest version of iOS, iOS 17, includes a new feature called the Contact Poster. This allows you to personalize a large visual that appears on the screens of other iPhone users when you call them or they view your contact information, similar to your Lock Screen. Apple has made it simple to share this feature with others through the NameDrop feature, where you can exchange Contact Posters by holding the top of your iPhone next to someone else’s for a few seconds.
Before getting started, you will need to customize your Contact Poster to your liking. Here is how you can do it.
At a glance
Time to complete: 5 minutes
Tools required: none
Necessary materials: iPhone running iOS 17.
Access your Contact information
To begin, access your Contact Card. There are multiple methods for doing so, such as selecting the Contacts tab in the Phone application or opening the Contacts application.
Regardless of the method used, your Contact should be listed at the highest point. Tap on it to access it.
Access Contact Picture & Event Flyer
Beneath your primary profile picture and contact options, you will find the Contact Photo & Poster section. Click on it.
On the Contact Photo and Poster screen, an animation will display the appearance of your contact poster during a call, in the Contacts app, and as a circular photo in places such as Messages.
Press Edit to modify your Contact Poster and Contact Photo.
You can adjust your preferences for sharing your name and photo, customize how your name will be displayed, and select whether to automatically share your contact information with your contacts or manually approve each sharing request.
Modify your Contact Poster settings
To modify the existing Contact Poster and Contact Photo, click on Customize.
To generate a fresh Contact Poster and Contact Photo combination, click on the Plus symbol.
Select the poster style you want: Camera (for a new photo), Photos (to pick from your current photos), Memoji (choose an existing Memoji or Animoji, or make a new one), or Monogram (your name and initials only).
To modify your Contact Poster, you can swipe left or right to switch between filters. You can also use two fingers to zoom, pan, and crop your image. Additionally, tapping on your name will allow you to adjust the font’s style, boldness, and color.