In the last couple of years, Apple has started to wake up to the fact that their entry-level iPhones have too little storage capacities. Last year iPhones started at 32GB and this year it’s 64GB. But a lot of us are still stuck with 16 GB iPhones. To help us out, Apple keeps adding space saving features in iOS updates.
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Apple recently released iTunes 12.7 for Mac and Windows which brings some notable changes that could affect your iTunes workflow. While the new version of iTunes adds support for iOS 11, it also removes the iOS App Store as well as the ability to ability to sync apps and ringtones on an iOS device using iTunes.
Auto Brightness used to be a fixture of the Display & Brightness section in iOS 10. Whenever the auto brightness would behave erratically, you’d go in, turn it off, and take matters in your own hand. Because of the Control Center slider, brightness has always been quite easy to adjust. In iOS 11, Apple has moved this feature to the Accessibility section.
The iPad Pros have had an LED flash for a year now. In fact, every single iPad Pro on the market has a LED Flash. But iOS hasn’t added support for the flashlight feature for iPads. That changes with iOS 11.
iOS 11 brings the one thing iPad pro users have been asking for the past two years. A better, faster multitasking system. iOS 11 has an entirely new method for using Split View on the iPad. Here’s how to use the new feature.
In the last iOS release, Apple added an Emergency SOS feature. When you tapped on the power button 5 times, it gave you an option to contact emergency services. This is a great feature for when you’re injured or you have a problem where you need to quickly contact the authorities. In iOS 11, Apple has made a slight change as to how a part of this feature works.
Texting while driving is a deadly affair. There’s no disputing the fact. And anything we can do to reduce distractions while driving, the better. And until we’re all using self-driving cars, that means putting the phone away. Apple has used its CarPlay system to help us out a bit. Now, with Do Not Disturb while Driving Feature in iOS 11, they’re taking it a step further.
With Apple, all set to release iOS 11 tomorrow, now is a good time for you to clean all the junk files from your iPhone or iPad and reclaim some storage space and prepare your iPhone or iPad for the update.
iOS 11 brings systemwide drag and drop functionality to the iPad. If you can touch it, you can probably drag it. You can drag any kind of content, text, links and even files between different apps. This works across apps and with multiple files (including multiple file types).
There’s no shortage of translation apps on the App Store. You can even use Google Translate in Safari browser to get the job done. But in iOS 11, you can just ask Siri to translate a phrase for you.