Apple's iOS 11 Is Here

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Apple's iOS 11 Is Here


Apple has released iOS 11 which includes some highly anticipated features, and not just for the iPhone X.

Here’s all you need to know about iOS 11:

How To Update: 

Before you update to iOS 11, you should run a system backup to ensure you don’t lose any of your data.

Then go to -

Settings > General > Software Update

Key iOS 11 Features:

1) Customise Control Centre

The Control Centre, found by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, has been redesigned to fit more tabs. You can now also change what appears on it.

You can edit this by going to Settings > Control Centre > Customise Controls > then choose what tools you want to appear such as camera, alarm or notes.

2) Do Not Disturb While Driving

Apple has launched ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ feature that automatically prevents notifications popping up when it senses you are in the car (e.g. by when your phone is connected to a car using Bluetooth, a cable or if the car is moving). The screen will also lock to prevent you from accessing apps, etc. while driving.

The feature is optional for passengers in the car, who can disable the feature.

3) More Emojis

Apple has released even more emojis from zombies to a T-rex.

4) Camera Updates

iOS 11 brings a few new updates to the camera –

  • High Efficiency Video Coding, offering more efficient compression.
  • iPortrait mode now uses optical image stabilization, True Tone flash and HDR, which means your photos will look a lot more professional.
  • Loop/Bounce effects which effectively turn your Live Photos into a GIF.

5) Apple Music

Apple Music users will now be able to find out what their friends are listening to (if you chose to).

Apple Music is also smarter supposedly learning your music taste so when you ask Siri to play something you’d like, Siri will try to find music you’d enjoy.

6) Messages Updates 

The Message app has been redesigned making it easier to access stickers, GIF, etc.

iMessages in the iCloud will automatically synchronise to all your devices too.

7) Siri  

The smart assistant will be able to quickly translate English to Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish, with more languages coming soon. Simply say “how do you say” and the desired phrase ending with “in [the language]”.

Siri will also be constantly learning and will synchronise what it’s learnt across all of your devices.

You can now also type to Siri too if you don’t like talking to Siri. Activate the “Type to Siri” feature within the accessibility settings and type away.

8) Shared Wi-Fi

The new shared Wi-Fi feature allows you send other users your WiFi password directly to their handset. The devices will need to be near each other to be able to unlock and connect.

Luke Stanley