Apple’s has a new operating system for the iPhones and iPads, iOS 11, and it is at last available. This update has all new features, and a lot of them will change the way you used to look and use your smartphone.
We selected 13 most useful features that we hope you find helpful :
1. Live Photos are now much better.
Your live photos can now be made into Gif’s, that you have an option to make a bounce back and forth. Also, there can be a chosen photo frame for the live photos that you prefer the most and make the live photo even more special.
2. You can now store roughly twice as many photos and videos on your phone.
The compression format in iOS 11 has now been changed, and this means that more photos and videos can be stored that you used to before— for about twice as much as you could on the iOS 10. But this feature needs to be activated and to do that you need to: Just go to your Settings app, select Photos, then select “Optimize iPhone Store.”
3. The App Store got a much-needed face-lift.
Apple has finally given us the design language that has been included for the other apps like Apple Music and News to the App Store, and the results are amazing, clean, with better and bolder text. There are the new tabs on the bottom of the app that is also very cool feature, and the personalized Today tab that will highlight the unique apps, as well as the separate tab just for games, making new or notable ones much easier to find.
4. iMessage is now cleaner-looking and more fun to use.
This is something we are all glad about now you can add stickers and GIFs and a lot of other buttons and visuals to the messages you send, and these are not so easy to find and you need to do some investigating on this one by yourself. I find it amusing.Thankfully, Apple redesigned the app drawer in Messages for iOS 11, making it much easier to browse all the various stickers and emojis at your disposal. Now I actually enjoy perusing GIFs and using stickers on my messages.
5. Siri sounds more natural and can translate for you.
Siri has an improvement also as now she sounds more natural and more human alike. This does not mean that I will use Siri more than I used to before but I have to admit there is a huge difference.
Also, this is new but Siri can now translate certain languages, this is still in beta, and this means if you want Siri to translate you something in a different language the one you choose she will do this.
6. The iPhone keyboard is smarter now.
A signature feature of Google Now is finally on iOS: When you type anything in iOS 11, Apple’s built-in keyboard will suggest words you may have recently viewed on your phone — from your Messages app, for example, or Safari. So when your friend texts you the name of a restaurant, it may be one of the first suggestions when you start searching for that restaurant on the web.
7. Apple finally lets you manage your Control Center.
The Control Center was perhaps the most useful feature introduced in iOS 7. By swiping up from the bottom of your screen, you could access a variety of shortcuts and buttons.Four years later, you can finally choose what those shortcuts are, and where they’re placed… to an extent.
8. Notifications are much simpler now.
In iOS 11, all your notifications — both recent and missed — are in one place, with no separate tabs. Just pull down from the top of the screen to see everything at once. This is much better than the previous system, where notifications were kept on a separate screen.
9. There’s a new feature that could actually save your life.
Distracted driving is a real, deadly problem. Apple has added a clever feature that triggers Do Not Disturb mode when the iPhone is in the car to hide notifications for texts, calls, and other apps while you’re driving. The feature can even notify people that you’re driving and will contact them soon.
10. Apple Maps is much better, indoors and out.
Apple added indoor maps for hundreds of airports and shopping centers around the world, making it much easier to navigate your local mall.And speaking of navigation, Apple also finally added lane guidance to Apple Maps for more precise turn-by-turn directions.
11. If you plan on buying a new iPhone this year, iOS 11 makes setting up a new iPhone or iPad much easier now.
If you buy a new iPhone or iPad, you can hold it close to an iOS device you already own to magically import all your settings, preferences and iCloud Keychain passwords. It helps you start using that brand-new device much more quickly than before.
12. The volume box is finally out of your way.
Before iOS 11, changing the volume on your iPhone or iPad would result in a translucent box popping up in the middle of the screen, showing the volume for a few seconds. It was a bit annoying though, so Apple has redesigned the volume box in iOS 11. Now it looks like this:
13. You can now instantly share Wi-Fi passwords.
Now you’ll no longer need to save your Wi-Fi password on a wrinkled piece of paper in a drawer somewhere. In iOS 11, if you need a Wi-Fi password for a given network, just find someone who is already using it and hold your device near theirs to transfer the password instantly.