110 Most Important Feature Improvements to Apple’s iOS 11
As promised, Apple on Sept. 19 launched iOS 11, the latest version of the company’s mobile operating system version. Available as a free download, iOS 11 works with the majority of recent iPhones and iPads, as well as the sixth-generation iPod Touch. It comes with several new features including an improved file management app and several additions to the iPad version designed to make the tablet feel more like full-featured computer. In iOS 11, the Control Center is now a far more usable service and the App Store has been redesigned. Overall, iOS 11 is a nice upgrade over last year’s iOS 10. This slide show will discuss the features that make it worth installing on your Apple mobile device.
2A New Files Option
3The iOS 11 iPad Dock App Is Improved
4There’s Improved iPad Pro Apple Pencil Support
5Apple Revamps the App Store
6Apple’s Camera Gets an Overhaul
7Siri Is Smarter in iOS 11
Apple’s virtual assistant Siri has gotten an update in iOS 11. Siri now can immediately translate words or phrases from English to several different languages including Spanish, Italian and Mandarin. Siri also can learn user music preferences and play only tracks that it knows the user will like. Also, Siri can better anticipate what users want and proactively deliver content and make suggestions.
8There Are Major Control Center Improvements
Apple’s Control Center has been rebuilt in iOS 11. Users can customize Control Center to include access to apps used most often and remove apps they don’t use. Control Center also now works with Apple’s 3D Touch feature, so users can access more controls by varying the amount of pressure they place on the screen.
9The Lock Screen Works Better
10Support for One-Finger Mobile Typists
In a nod to the one-thumbed typist, Apple has added one-touch support to its keyboard. Users simply touch and hold the emoji or globe keys and the keyboard will shift to a one-handed mode. Apple says it should be easier to type with only one finger, with all the keys close enough to type out messages.
11Get Used to Some New Function Gestures for iPhone X
The upcoming iPhone X doesn’t have a physical home button, and iOS 11 has been designed with that in mind, including new gestures. Any gestures that relied on the home button are gone in the iPhone X version—accessing iOS 11 for iPhone X’s multitasking feature now requires swiping up from the display. Swiping down now brings up the Control Panel, and screenshots are done differently.