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New in iOS 17! Personalized Contact Posters

  • Customize how other users view your contact details
  • Contact Posters appear full-screen with incoming calls
  • You can use photos, Memoji, and custom fonts

Making contact

In iOS 17, Personalized ‘contact posters’ appear as striking full-screen accompaniments to incoming calls. Your custom poster can also be used with NameDrop, a new feature allowing easy contact sharing.

Creating your poster works a lot like designing a Lock Screen, with customizable fonts and colors and a choice of Memoji or selfie to represent yourself. They look awesome – here’s how to set one up.

Design your poster

To start, open the Contacts app or the Contacts tab of the Phone app. Scroll to the top of the list and tap My Card.

Here, you’ll see all your saved contact information. Tap Edit in the top right, then Edit again under your existing contact photo.

Note you can swipe left and right between multiple contact posters, just like switching through Lock Screen designs. Tap Customize on an existing poster, or scroll to the right and choose Create New.

You’ll see a preview of the call screen alongside four options: Camera, Photos, Memoji, and Monogram. Choose the poster style you prefer you’ll be prompted to customize further.

Further customizations

If using a photo, we’d recommend something shot in Portrait mode. Contact posters can use the depth information to layer your name between foreground and background.

If using Memoji, you’ll have the choice between Apple’s preset sticker poses, or capturing your own facial expression using the front-facing camera.

Once you’ve chosen a main image, you can continue personalizing the contact poster. Swipe left and right to try out photo filters, use the circle in the bottom left to change Background Color, or tap your name to adjust the Font & Color of the text. There are four distinct fonts to choose from, and a slider to tweak the font weight.

Contact Photos

Hit Continue if you’re happy with the design. You’ll then get the opportunity to create a matching Contact Photo if you want to. Use the Crop button to ensure your design fits within the circle and hit Update. 

The Contact Photo is still used in some contexts where the new Contact Poster doesn’t fit, and it’s also what anyone without iOS 17 will see, so it’s a good idea for them to match. However, you can Skip or Customize if you’d prefer.

That’s it! Hit Done and you’ll see your shiny new Contact Poster.