Siri has primarily been a voice based assistant. While other assistants like Microsoft’s Cortana and Google Assistant have the ability to text to the assistant, Siri remained voice only. iOS 11 finally adds the ability to type to Siri. This will come in really handy when you’re in a position where you can’t talk out loud to your virtual personal assistant.
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Apple released the sixth beta version of iOS 11 to developers a few days back. The update, which was followed by the release of public beta 5, comes with a number of bug fixes and improvements. The most notable changes are the new icons of some stock iOS apps, such as the App Store, Reminders, and Maps app. Additionally, there’s a new zoom-in animation when you unlock your iPhone.
No, we still don’t have the official dark mode that we’ve been wishing for since the past couple of years. But in iOS 11, there’s a new Accessibility feature that gets us really close to what we want to see. The new Smart Invert feature inverts UI colors like the background, buttons, text but it leaves off media like images, icons and other assets.
The upcoming iOS 11 is packed with tons of exciting new features that takes your user experience to a whole new level. Control Center and App Store have been redesigned with an all new look, there’s now a native screen recorder that many users always wanted, Siri is much smarter, and many other features.
Almost a week after the release of iOS 11 beta 5, Apple has now rolled out the sixth beta version of iOS 11 to registered developers. According to the release notes, this update includes a number of bug fixes and improvements.
iOS 11 added system wide drag and drop functionality for the iPad. Which means you can use more than one finger to interact with the screen. Drag an element with one finger, tap with another, “hold” an element (more on that later) with a third finger. You can do all of this at once. Some of these features are also available on the iPhone.
iOS 11 gives Live Photos a thorough update. Not only can you edit them, you can also add some really cool effects. If like me, you’ve been a fan of Live Photos for the past two years, now is the time to go back through all your favorite Live Photos and make them even better.
Snapchat was the first app to roll out a feature called ‘Stories’ that allows users to share photos and videos that last up to 24 hours before disappearing. Soon, many social media and messaging apps followed Snapchat’s footsteps to roll out their own version of Stories in their apps. WhatsApp is one such app which added a similar feature to their app called Status.
Apple has rolled out the fifth beta version of iOS 11 to registered developers. The update includes a number of bug fixes and improvements. Fortunately, just like the previous beta versions, it is possible to install iOS 11 beta 5 without a developer account and without a computer.
When you set up your email account on your iPhone or iPad using the Mail app, you can easily send emails back and forth from your device without the hassle of using a computer. The Mail app comes with many amazing features that makes email communication a breeze. You can flag important emails, manage multiple inboxes, easily unsubscribe from mailing lists, and so on.