iOS 11 brings another update to the Lock screen and Notification Center. Apple has decided to merge Lock screen and Notification Center into a single entity called the Cover Sheet.
It’s a bit ironic that we’ll do everything to make sure our phone is as secure as possible, but leave out our Lock screen notifications for everyone to see. We’ll use everything from using Touch ID to using encrypted chats. But we don’t bat an eye when messages from your contacts show up on the Lock screen where anyone who’s around you can view them, without unlocking your phone.
From time to time, willingly or unwillingly, I engage in iOS vs Android debates. They’re quite fun and while I always have legit arguments, there are some points where I just concede (as any sensible person would). Notification Center is one of those things.
The biggest changes in iOS 10 are clear as day when you pick up your iPhone. The Lock screen is completely redesigned. There are widgets everywhere and 3D Touch is much more pronounced, across the OS. We tell you how to use all the new iOS 10 features in the Lock screen, Home screen and Control Center.
iOS 10 is the 1oth major version of iOS. Which means it only took us 9 years to get here. But finally, we have a way to clear all notifications with just 1 tap. Dreams do come true.
Widgets are literally everywhere in iOS 10. And I’m certainly not complaining. I love that widgets are evolving from being a shortcut to its own thing. Really, at this point, they’re only 1 step away from being on the homescreen altogether.
In iOS 10, the home screen looks basically the same, there hasn’t been a major update there in the past 9 years. Now though, Apple has significantly improved or changed almost everything around that icon grid. How it moves, to how you interact with apps. Here’s the lowdown on the Home screen and Notification Center changes in iOS 10.
I’m pretty forgetful. When I’m traveling or I need to remember something for a while, I usually choose to note it down somewhere – my iPhone. But opening the Notes app every single time got a bit tiring so I went looking. Looking for ways to make this process of storing a note temporarily and then quickly looking it up, a bit better.
Introduced with iOS 7 back in 2013, Control Center gave iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users quick access to useful controls, toggles, and shortcuts for the first time. It has continued to receive tweaks and improvements since then, and while there’s no doubt it’s awesome in its current form, it still needs work.
Everyone misses a call from time to time. No matter how diligent you are or how loud your ringer is, it’s going to happen. I am always looking to add usefulness to the Notification Center; and having a way to view all my recent, incoming and outgoing calls would be one of those useful features. Thanks to a little research, it looks like there is a way to do exactly that.