iOS 11.0 is already here and comes with alot of breath taking features that you probably should know about. Since it’s still fresh, a lot of Apple fans haven’t discovered some or all of the features baked in iOS 11.
Well, Apple might not tell you everything and some features are just hidden inside your Apple device and would need a little digging to uncover.
But the good-news is, I will be telling you the most intereseting features of iOS 11 that Apple hasn’t told you plus a lot of hidden remarkable features.
If you are a passionate Apple fan, you will know that Apple always saves the best for the last. By the way,if you haven’t heard or seen,
The A11 Bionic CPU on the iPhone X beat most of the Android flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 and even the One Plus 5 in a way that will impress Apple fans. You should check it out, probably later.
So, let me walk you through most of the exhilirating features iOS 11 has in store for you. If you haven’t upgraded yet, you can download the iOS 11 IPSW files for your compatible Apple device. Checkout iOS 11 features below.
1: Universal notifications control
Instead of having to go through each and every app’s notification settings to set your privacy preference, iOS 11 now has a universal setting for message previews.
Go to Settings > Notifications > Show Previews. There you can select the default setting for all apps.
2: The new Dock
The new Dock is a foundational change for iPad. It’s now available from any screen. So with just a swipe, you can open and switch apps instantly. And you can customize it with more of your favorite apps. The Dock also changes as you work. Intelligently suggested apps — like ones you opened recently and the last one you were using on your iPhone or Mac — appear in the right side of the Dock.
3: Powerful Slit View for multitasking
iOS 11 makes it easier and more intuitive than ever to multitask. You can open a second app right from the Dock, and both apps remain active in Slide Over as well as Split View.
You can drag the second app in Slide Over to the left. And you can get back to your favorite App Spaces in the redesigned App Switcher.
4: Do not Disturb While Driving
Apple is doing its part to eliminate distracted driving. Your iPhone can now detect when you’re in a moving vehicle and can, if you want it to, automatically enable Do Not Disturb While Driving.
5: Insert a drawing in Mail
There are times when the best way to explain something is to draw a picture. When composing an email, long-press and then select Insert Drawing from the pop-up. Draw, sketch or play tic-tac-toe and send it on its way.
6: Take Notes right from the Lock screen
You can now add a shortcut to the Notes app in iOS 11’s revamped Control Center, and access the Notes from the lock screen.
Hidden in Settings > Notes is an option to select whether you want Notes to open the last note you edited, or if you want to create a new note every time you access Notes from the lock screen.
7: An alternative Shut Down button
If your power button breaks, you can still turn the phone off with a new Shut Down option in Settings > General. To turn your iPhone back on, you’ll need to have a charging cable handy, as the iPhone will turn on the moment it’s plugged in to charge.
8: Drag and Drop Text
9: An all-new Photo/Video format
Apple now has a new photo and video file format starting with iOS 11, which is called HEIF/HEVC. If you aren’t comfortable with it or you are running into compatibility issues, you can revert back to the older format.
10: One-handed Keyboard
With iOS 11, Apple has added a one-handed keyboard option to the iPhone. You can now type/text with just one hand and use the other to hold your cup of coffee. Below are simple ways to get it turned on.
- Go to Settings > General > Keyboards > One Handed Keyboard
- You can also activate it by long-pressing on the emoji or globe icon on the keyboard
You can select a right or left-handed keyboard, and switch back to a full keyboard either by following the same steps outlined above, or tapping on the arrow placed next to the keyboard.