Ahead of its September 12 event next week, Apple has started promoting iOS 11 features to iPhone and iPad owners through the Tips app. The company has started sending out push notifications to users via the Tips app to highlight the new features in the upcoming release of iOS.
iOS 11: Everything You Need to Know!
Last week, Apple released the ninth beta of iOS 11 ahead of its September 12 iPhone 8 launch event. It is likely that this was the last beta release of iOS 11 from Apple before it drops the final version to the public sometime in the second week of September.
Safari gets quite an upgrade in iOS 11. There are visual changes, new useful features for reading articles and underlying technology changes. Here’s how you can use all the new features in Safari in iOS 11.
Safari’s built-in Reader View is one of the best ways to read on the web. Just like Pocket, it does a really good job of stripping a website of all the formatting and presents you with only the important parts – text and images. Reader View’s design in iOS 11 is even better. On the iPad Pro, in San Francisco font, it’s just gorgeous.
Once you’ve upgraded to iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, you’ll be able to share your iCloud storage with every member in your Family Sharing plan (up to 6 members). The sharing takes place seamlessly and you’ll be able to monitor who’s using how much storage.
Live photos are nothing short of magical. Ever since the feature was released in iOS 9, it’s only managed to delight iPhone owners. It’s one of those classic Apple features that make you smile. 3D Touching a photo to animate had a similar effect. But while they were amazing, we didn’t have any kind of control over them. This is changing in iOS 11.
Apple has released the ninth beta version of iOS 11 to registered developers for testing. According to the official release notes, it contains a number of bug fixes and improvements. This update comes just a few days after the eighth beta version of iOS 11 was released to developers.
iOS 11 is the final nail in the 32-bit coffin. iOS 11 just won’t run any 32-bit apps on iPhone and iPad. For most of us, this shouldn’t be a big problem. Apple has been taking steps toward this move for two years now and all the major apps are already updated for a 64-bit system. But of course, are are some outliers.
Rumor has it that Apple will be changing up how certain user interface elements work in the upcoming iPhone 8, including major changes to multitasking, accessing the dock of apps, and more.
A big side effect of the new customizable Control Center in iOS 11 is that things you were used to, just aren’t there anymore. AirDrop toggle is hidden behind a widget. And so is the audio outputs section. In iOS 10, the music widget was a separate pane. And there was a clear section for switching between different audio outputs. In iOS 11 the entire system has changed. There are now three different ways to do this. And two of them are quite quick.