Seven of iOS 11's best features

Cesar Mills
June 6, 2017

Other years, it gets what amounts to a complete overhaul.

There are also updates and user interface improvements for Apple Music, Apple News, AirPlay 2, Home, App Store, Control Centre and App Store for iMessage.

Also, the user's recently used apps will appear on the right hand side of the dock for better access without having to locate them manually.

A traveler would be able, for instance, to ask for the most popular dishes at a restaurant and have Siri automatically translate from Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish into English.

He said that iOS 10 had almost 96 per cent satisfaction with 86 per cent iPhone users installing the update as compared to only seven per cent Android users who installed Android Nougat - the latest version of Google's operating system. With iOS 11, AR support is now coming to the iOS ecosystem.

Apple's iOS 11 finally brings the much needed "Do Not Disturb while driving" feature to iPhones and iPads, which has the potential to save many lives.

A fresh video from YouTube channel EverythingApplePro walks us through some of the most important changes in iOS 11.

It's been a while since the App Store has had a lick of paint, but iOS 11 gives it a rather Apple News-y feel, with a bolder, easier-to-use design and a whole lot more useful content in-between.

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What's more interesting about the device, however, are iOS 11's new multitasking features, making Apple's mobile operating system feel decidedly more capable and macOS-like.

With the 10.5-inch iPad Pro coupled with iOS 11, Apple has taken steps towards solving numerous iPad and particularly the iPad Pro's productivity related issues. It'll now be split into just three pages to keep things simple too - the Today page, which will be refreshed daily, alongside specific pages for Games and Apps.

For example, if you're looking at a place or topic in Safari, Siri will suggest related words in Mail, Messages and other apps.

The iPhone control center, lock screen, and notification center are all getting major visual redesigns, with an eye toward offering more information to the user. To let your friends and family know that you are driving, you have the option of sending an auto reply to contacts listed in Favorites to let them know that you are driving and can not respond.

In the same way that Spotify lets you check in on what your friends are listening to, Apple Music will now let you to create your own profile with all your favourite playlists and the music you listen to most.

There have been numerous updates throughout the year, but now it's time for iOS 11 to become available. The full release will debut with - we imagine - Apple's new iPhone 8 this September.

In an unexpected but welcome move, iOS 11 will bring improved image quality to your iPhone camera (how improved, we're not sure), along with a new technology called High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF), which reduces the file size of iPhone 7 or 7 Plus photos.

In the photos app, users will be able to watch Memories in landscape or portrait, and there will be more editing options for Live photos.

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