A new app has appeared on iPhones around the world. There are many users who will no longer be able to do without it: how it works.

Among the smartphones most coveted by technology lovers we certainly find the iPhone, one of the flagship products of the Apple universe. Now a brand new app has appeared on all these devices and there are many users who can’t do without it now. It is important to understand how it works and why it is useful.

The iPhone introduces a new application on its devices –

Starting from the new year, there is nothing but talk about the new app on the iPhone. Its name is Diary and it was launched for free together with the iOS 17.2 update on December 11, 2023. This application aims to become a real digital diary. Inside, all users will have the opportunity to note down daily events and special moments. Furthermore, users will always have the possibility to enrich their diary with videos, audio recordings, location data, podcasts and music.

The iPhone itself will then send you scheduled notifications to remind you to record your daily thoughts and memories. Already in the last months of 2023, the Cupertino giant had put journaling among its good resolutions for the new year. According to research, this practice is able to significantly improve one’s mental well-being, even reducing levels of stress, anxiety and even reducing the risk of dementia. Apple has therefore decided to reveal all the secrets of their latest invention.

iPhone, the new application is called ‘Diary’: how it works and all its secrets

The Journal app was introduced at the Worldwide Developer Conference in June and made available with the most recent iOS update, but is currently only accessible on iPhone and not iPad. When opening the application we will find a timeline that allows us to view the latest diary entries with short summaries of texts, images and location data. It will then be possible to scroll or filter the notes by category and among these we find photos, workouts, places and much more.

How the new app inserted by Apple works –

For those looking for inspiration, the app’s AI offers suggestions based on places visited, contacts, podcasts listened to, photos and videos, as well as regular workouts and favorite songs. The device will take care of analyzing the data, ready to guarantee user privacy. The annotations will be encrypted before being stored in iCloud.

To protect your privacy, the app can be locked with a passcode, Face ID or Touch ID. This level of security prevents unauthorized access, even if the unlocked iPhone is given to a friend or family member. Photos, videos, text, workout data, and location data are included in your Journal backup, allowing you to delete images from your iCloud library without losing memories.

Bob Borchers, Apple’s Vice President of Product Marketing, commented, "We’re excited to bring the benefits of journaling to more people." He continued, "Journaling makes it easy to preserve rich, powerful memories and practice gratitude by intelligently curating personal information for the user, directly from their iPhone".