Apple’s new version of its iOS are the talk of the town and the rave of every Apple user due to the awesome new features this update brings to the table. This year, Apple merges convenience and style while smoothing out some issues found in past iOS versions. We’ve outlined 15 of these new iOS 11 features and how they’ll improve your user experience!
Get the Most Out of New Features in iOS 11
New iOS 11 Features for the iPhone
1. Improved One-handed Typing
Taking a cue from users heavy use of third-party keyboards, Apple developed a brand new console which its customers can use with a single hand. This is good news for those who are using the more significant iPhone plus.
2. ARKit for Devs
As Pokémon Go has shown, augmented reality is quickly making its way into our everyday life. Apple is getting into the trend and developing a kit for mobile developers. Users can expect the landscape for AR programmers to thrive.
3. Store Messages in the Cloud
Some texts are just unique. Unfortunately, we lose them when we lose our phones. Soon, Apple will make it possible for users to store their messages in the iCloud service. Yes, the truly memorable messages we have will finally a place to call home.
4. Camera Leveling Tool
Now you can take an evenly-leveled photo through the camera leveling tool. Just go to “Settings” and then “Camera” and enable the grid. You’ll know it’s working when you make a shot and the grid appears. You’ll see indicators which you can use to align your shot.
5. Zoom on Maps with Your Thumb
There are many times that pinching the screen is difficult, think of all those times you only have one free hand! In iOS 11, users can now just use their thumb to zoom onto an exciting location on the map. To do this, you only need to double tap and hold with your thumb.
6. Privacy for Your Fingerprint
Just in case you’re concerned about law enforcement using the fingerprint scans on your iPhone for a warrant, you can now specify a numerical passcode instead of scanning when calling emergency services. That is one less privacy issue to worry about.
7. Trusted Computer Syncing
There are many times you need to hook your iPhone to get a document or media from a computer. In iOS 11, your iPhone will now ask if you’re hooking it up to a trusted network. Your iPhone will restrict access in case you’re using a public computer.
8. iOS 11 Dark Mode
Thanks to Apple’s new accessibility settings, you can now invert colors on your iOS 11. Just go to Settings and then Accessibility. Under Accessibility go to Display Accommodations and choose Smart Invert. iMore breaks down more stuff at new iOS’s accessibility settings.
New iOS 11 Features for the iPad
9. Keyboard Character Changes
Just when you thought the iPad keyboard was as full as possible, the new iOS 11 update brings about new changes. Numbers and symbols are visible on the alphabet keys and now accessible via the shift key. Need an ampersand? Pull down on the “F” key and release to add.
10. File Manager App
In case you’ve been using a third-party app to manage and see your files on your iPad, you soon will no longer need it. Apple has just created its native file manager application specifically for their tablet.
11. Notes Document Scanner
Have a stash of documents you need to digitize? The iOS 11 update makes countless trips between the computer and scanner a thing of the past. The Notes app can scan your relevant documents with the use of the camera.
12. Make Comments on Screenshots
It’s sometimes difficult to remember why you took a screenshot. With the new update, a simple click on your screenshot will allow you to create annotations on the photo. No more unexplained saved images on your phone!
13. Mix and Match Pictures in Different Apps
Now you can drag and drop pictures between apps on your iPad. Imagine getting pictures from your Instagram account and moving some into Facebook through your iPad in a breeze.
14. Efficient Storage Space for Photos and Videos
Apple has developed a new compression format for photos and videos called “High-Efficiency Image Format” or “HEIF.” Now you will be able to save twice the space for your videos and images.
15. Remove Apps When Low on Space
Apps you don’t use will be first to go when you’re low on space. Now Apple has made it easy by automating this task whenever you need to clear up some room on your iPad. Now you can quickly uninstall apps you don’t need to make space for other essential apps like these.
Here’s EverythingApplePro sharing what you need to know about iOS 11 features:
See any iOS 11 features you like? Hopefully these new features help improve your user experience and boost productivity!
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