The features of the iOS 11 will unlock iPhones and iPad everywhere to give the devices the best functionality one could ever hope for. For a more in depth look at the latest big software update, read on further below:
The main focus of the iOS 11 is to help the user to be more productive when using an iPad. It does this by introducing a whole bunch of new features as well as redesigns for the stock Apple apps. These make it much easier to use their large format device; although it is still very useful for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Also, while the iOS 7 focused on being minimalist in design, the iOS 11 boasts a big and bold design that is fitting for the large screen.
With literally over a hundred new features in the new OS, there are features made specifically for the iPhone and iPad.
Optimized for iPad
For the iPad the iOS 11 has a new dock that will remind you of the one you find on a Mac. Here, you can store 6 of your most used apps for easy access. Slide Over now also works when you drag an icon of the dock. Speaking of dragging and dropping, you can now also do just that to transfer files, links, text, and images between two apps.
When using the Mail and Notes app, you can draw just about anything anywhere with the Apple Pencil, which is great for drawing and visualizing ideas to yourself or your partners. Also, with the Pencil, you can tap the lock screen with it to bring up your most recently edited note.
Optimized for iPhone
The lock screen and Notifications Center are now merged! This way, you can look at your notifications without having to unlock your device. Also, the Control Center is back to being one screen for easier access to all your immediate needs. The parameters of the icons on this Control Center can be controlled by using 3D Touch.
For the stock messaging apps, the iMessage app drawer was improved in order to be able to easier to use. Also, Apply Pay has been integrated with Messages so that you can pay your friends (that also use Apple Pay) from the UI of Messages. Then, finally, a solution has been made for all syncing problems on Apple: iCloud can now be used to sync iMessage, Siri, and Photos. With such functionality to the basic messaging app, communication and information will be easily available. What a useful feature for travelling! Just get your sim network unlock pin and you’ll be able to get great connectivity anywhere you go!
Siri has also been improved with a more natural voice, compatibility with list and QR Code apps, and translation support
Other features include:
- New Do Not Disturb While Driving function that disabled notifications from popping up.
- Fast editing of your screenshots the moment you take them.
- App Store redesign with Today, Apps and Games tabs.
- Files app replaced the iCloud app.
The iOS 11 is the best thing that Apple users have ever seen in recent memory. If you have an iPhone or iPad, then update your software today!