Smarter Siri and More Updates Arriving with iOS 11

Angelica Greene
June 9, 2017

iOS 11, the latest software update to Apple's mobile operating system, will include a "Do Not Disturb" feature to help users stay more focused on the road, Apple said.

In addition to providing the self-described "biggest AR platform in the world", iOS 11-which will be available as a free update for iPhone and iPad users this fall-also takes several steps toward making modern life less of a chore.

The first new thing you'll notice about Siri in iOS 11 is her more-natural sounding voice. These new voices will be able to translate from English to a variety of languages, including Mandarin and Spanish. As such, the company has already announced its new OS version iOS 11.

"Users will be able to open a photo in your app without the need for you to prompt for access to their entire photos library". Users can assign this feature to whichever AirPod they want from the Bluetooth options within their iPhone.

Siri will also use upgraded on-device learning to take user experiences on one app to other apps. Apple Pay Cash balance can be transferred to a bank account or used as payment in stores and online.

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You can use Apple Pay at certain brick-and-mortar stores (Apple says 50 percent of US retailers will support Apple Pay by the end of the year), online web stores via Safari, and in certain iPhone apps.

With the new feature, iPhone can detect when users might be driving and automatically silence notifications to keep the screen dark.

It turns out, when we refresh our phones to the latest iOS, we'll have the capacity to do screen recordings. Plus, there are new productivity features for the iPad, including drag-and-drop capability and a more robust dock. Users will also have access to a new Files app for greater organization.

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