Apple recently launched the iPhone 15 series and along with it Apple also introduced iOS 17. iOS 17 comes with a notable addition—the Journal app which took a lot of attention. Although Apple didn’t unveil this app during the initial iOS 17 launch they have now confirmed in iOS 17.2 that the app is included. The iOS 17.2 version is currently available for download as a beta.
The journal app comes as part of an update and you can access it by updating your iPhone to iOS 17.2. In this article I will explain how you can set up a journaling schedule on your iPhone.
If you don’t know what a journal app is let me explain. A journal app allows you to record your daily activities and thoughts while incorporating data such as your photos, music you have recently listened to (or listen to most frequently) and your workout data. It then suggests topics for you to write about. Journaling has been linked to many mental health benefits which include managing anxiety reducing stress and helping cope with depression. Apple’s Journal app makes it easy to jot down a few thoughts when you are on your phone and it provides you with writing prompts and other reminders about what you have done in a day.
You might be thinking if you have permission to write in the Journal you can start a journal with the best. Apple understands that staying consistent with journaling might be a difficult which is why it has included a scheduling feature.
You can set a journaling schedule in your journal app on iOS 17.2. A splash screen in the Journal would ask you to set a schedule the first time you open the app. When you turn this on you will get a notification on the days you have marked for when you have time to write on your iPhone. To set a journaling schedule on an iPhone running with iOS 17.2 just follow these steps.
- Open the Settings on your device.
- Navigate to Journal > Journaling Schedule.
- Toggle the switch next to Schedule to enable it.
- A menu will appear below the Schedule providing options to set reminders.
- Choose the desired settings according to your preference.
Yeah! You Have successfully set up a Journaling Schedule on your iPhone by following our guide. Note: Make sure your iPhone is updated to the latest iOS 17.2.
Exciting news: Apple has introduced the Journals Suggestion API. This allows third-party journaling apps such as Reflectly and Day One to incorporate these suggestions.