The iOS 11 has finally arrived. We were wondering what the hype was about, so we explored the new features introduced by this recent Apple upgrade. After trying the features we realized that the hype was well deserved.
The devices compatible with this update are iPhone 5s and later versions, 5th generation iPad and later versions, iPad mini 2 and later versions, and 6th generation iPod touch and later generations.
Listed below are the 7 great features of Apple’s iOS 11.
Customize the control center
The control center now comes with a new look. To access the same –you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen. To configure, go to Settings -> Control Center -> Customize Controls. Now you can choose which options to hide and which ones you would like to access. In this pack you will be able to view some new buttons, including an option for screen recording, a feature that allows you to record live activity on the phone.
Siri got an upgrade too
Now you can communicate with Siri via typing. Not everyone is comfortable communicating with Siri over a verbal chat, leading many people to disable this option. To activate the typing option, go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Siri -> Type to Siri. The next time you prompt Siri, she will spring into action and a keyboard will appear. Siri will now be able to translate for you. You can just ask, “How to say ‘apple’ in Mandarin Chinese,” and Siri will give you a spoken and written translation of the word. Initially, it supports English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
Of all the new features from iOS 11, this one surely takes the prize. Apple’s new ARK platform. Your Apple product will be able to support a wide range of Augmented Reality apps. You will be able to measure just about anything with this app, but it doesn’t stop there; you will also be able to place an elephant in your room. This app is extremely good at basic understanding of surfaces. Some of the apps like Sky Guide AR, IKEA place, AR MeasureKit are apps you would want to try. These are of course paid apps. But when we looked at the demo, it surely felt worth it.
QR Code support
You don’t have to use a third-party QR code app for detection anymore. Your camera will automatically detect the QR code as soon as you switch it on.
Appwise battery usage details
You can view the list of apps that have used the most power in the last seven days. It also gives you details about how long the app was run on screen and how long it functioned in the background. This will help you to limit the usage of apps that exhaust a lot of battery power. To access go to Settings -> Battery.
This feature has always been available on iPad; however, with iOS 11, iPhone users can also access this feature. You will have to hold down the globe keyboard button, and a mini keyboard will appear. This keyboard can be placed to the left or right side of the display.
One stop for all your files and documents
You can now access all your files and documents in one place. This doesn’t just include your Mac desktop; you can access third-party cloud storage apps like Google Drive, Dropbox and One Drive.
These and many more interesting features like the SOS button, Wi-Fi sharing, drag and drop, and Maps have been added/upgraded in iOS 11.