11 Best Features of iOS 11

11 Best Features of iOS 11

iOS 11 is available on iPhone 5s and newer iOS devices.

1. App Store
The App Store on iOS 11 is full of big cards that tell you more about apps and games.

2. Quick setup for new iPhone
By iOS 11, you can quickly import your preferences and iCloud Keychain passwords to a new iPhone or iPad by simply bringing your older iOS device close to the new one. This is similar to the Apple Watch setup process, and is pretty smooth.

3. Files
There is a new file manager app in iOS 11 called Files. It allows you to access files stored on your iPhone or iPad and on cloud storage services such as iCloud Drive, Dropbox, and Google Drive.

4. iMessage
iMessage apps are no longer hidden under two layers, as iOS 11 puts them just one tap away. From stickers to apps, everything is now easier to access in iMessage.

5. Control Centre
You can now customise the Control Centre on iOS. If you don’t want the standard torch, timer, calculator, and camera buttons, or if you want to reorder them, head to Settings > Control Centre > Customise Controls.

6. QuickType keyboard gets a one-handed mode
Apple’s default QuickType keyboard has a big new feature on iPad. It shows symbols and numbers above every key, and you can quickly input them simply by swiping down on the key. This saves a lot of time and it’s good to see Apple putting the iPad’s extra screen space to good use.

7. Multitasking, Dock, and drag and drop on iPad
Multitasking is much better on iPad with iOS 11. You can group two apps so as to have them open at the same time — very useful when you take notes while watching videos or if you want to watch two videos at the same time.

8. Screenshots and screen capture
It’s Easier to annotate screenshots and add pointers to them. You can take a screenshot on iPhone by holding the power button + home button. On an iPhone X this is power button + volume up. Once you do that, you’ll see the image on the bottom-left corner of the screen.
You can even record a video of your screen by going to Settings > Control Centre > Customise Controls and adding Screen recording to the Control Centre.

9. Offload unused apps
If you’re running low on storage space, there is an awesome new feature on iOS 11 just for you. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage or iPad Storage. Now you’ll see some recommendations to free up space, including Offload unused apps.

10. ARKit
The world has already seen a massively popular augmented reality app in Pokemon Go. Apple’s ARKit makes developing AR apps much easier and that means you can expect more AR apps on the store. From looking at how a sofa would fit in your living room to doing street-by-street walkthroughs of places you want to visit. This can change the way you use your iPhone.

11. Cool Live Photo effects
Live Photos is one of the coolest features on iPhone. Photos gain so much context when you can see what happened just before and just after the picture. On iOS 11, just open any Live Photo and swipe upwards.

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