iOS 11 was introduced on June 5, 2017, at the Worldwide Developers Conference. It is the next-generation version of iOS. Apple CEO Tim Cook said that iOS 11 update give the best and most advanced operating system and turns it up to 11. Let’s see the awesome features of iOS 11 operating system.
QR Code scanner
Users of iOS devices have to download the third-party apps to scan the QR codes for knowing the product details.But now Apple’s own Camera app will have a feature called QR-code scanner. It helps you to scan all the Quick response codes.
The App draw has been redesigned and it allows easy to access stickers, GIFs and more.iMessages in iCloud will now automatically synchronise across devices and the main feature is providing end-to-end encryption for all the messages.
The new Files app brings all your files together. You can easily browse, search and organise all your files in one place. There is separate for storing the recent files.This file apps work on all iPad, and other iOS devices such as iCloud Drive, Box and Dropbox.
The new Dock is the biggest change for iPad. It’s now available on any screen. With just a swipe you can open and switch apps instantly. And you can customise it with more of your favourite apps. It changes the way as we work.It will open the apps which you opened recently and the last one you were using on your iPhone or Mac — appear on the right side of the Dock.
iOS 11 makes it easier and gives more effective multitasking feature. You can open a second app directly from the Dock and both apps remain active in Slide Over as well as Split View. You can drag the second app in Slide Over to the left. And you can get back to your favourite App Spaces in the redesigned App Switcher.
Drag and Drop
Drag and Drop come to iPad devices.It allows you to move text, photos and files from one app to another. It is mainly designed for the large Multi-Touch display of iPad. You can touch and move just about anything or anywhere on the screen.
iOS 11 introduced a new feature called Apple Pencil for iPad pro. It is more versatile and more powerful. It’s more useful for all kinds of tasks such as taking notes, getting work done or simply being creative.
Now you can mark up a PDF or screenshot faster and more easily. Pick up your Apple Pencil and touch it to the screen then start writing. It’s called Instant Markup for a reason.
You can simply tap your Apple Pencil on the Lock screen and start taking notes immediately. The work you have created is saved in the Notes app.
When you begin to draw something in Notes, the text around it can automatically move aside. You can also search the Handwritten words in Notes.It all happens on your device, so your private information stays that way. You can also add inline drawings in Mail.
Scan and Sign
The new Document Scanner in Notes automatically scans a document, crops the edges. Fill in the blanks or sign it with Apple Pencil, then save or share it easily.
Letters, numbers, symbols and punctuation marks are now included in the keyboard.You can just flick down on a key to quickly select what you need.
iOS 11 introduces ARKit, a new framework that brings augmented reality to hundreds of millions of iOS devices. You can place the camera on the digital objects around you, augmented reality takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact with the real world. Like never before, games and apps can offer fantastically immersive and fluid experiences that are out of this world, yet virtually within it.
Now the live photos can be more expressive and funnier too. You can turn the live photo into a funny video loop. Capture the images in the long exposure with a beautiful effect like the one taken in DSLR camera. You can apply Quality filters to turn your photo into a very natural and awesome look.
Now the App Store has been redesigned for easy discovery of new apps. You’ll see daily stories by experts, a dedicated Games tab and suggestion lists for all kinds of apps.
Siri Personal Assistant
iOS 11 makes the world’s most popular intelligence assistant. Through advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence are improving these days, Siri is more essential throughout your day, every day. It will help you in all your day to day activities.
It will help you to translate to other languages and suggest you about best Hotel and restaurant and shopping stores information around the area.
Now your friends can help you discover new songs and artists.Each of you can have your own profile on Apple Music, where you can see playlists they’ve shared as well as albums and stations they listen to often.
With the new AirPlay 2 feature, you can control your home audio system and the speakers throughout your house. You can play a song in the living room and your kitchen at the same time.
iOS 11 allows you to customise the Control Centre so you can change the settings for the things you do most. You can add a Voice Memos control and dim the lights in the dining room by pressing the tap.
The Lock screen is even more powerful. To get to all your notifications, just pull it down like a cover sheet from the top of the screen. At a glance, you can see both your recent and missed notifications in one place.
Do Not Disturb
iOS 11 has the new feature called DND. It will be very helpful while driving. People trying to reach you can automatically be notified that you’re driving.
If you are travelling to the place which is a very far place which is unknown and iOS Maps helps you to locate the place properly.Maps make all your journeys smoother. You can see detailed maps of hundreds of major airports and shopping centres around the world.
Venmo, a platform allows you to pay your friends expenses is used by millions of people. Apple is bringing Venmo-like features to the iPhone with iOS 11.
iOS 11 is compatible with these devices.
- iPhone 7,7 Plus,6,6S plus
- 12.9-inch Pro
- 2nd generation
- 12.9-inch Pro
- 1st generation
- 10.5-inch Pro
- 9.7-inch Pro
- iPad Air 2
iPod touch 6th generation
How to Enrol iOS 11 Beta program
You can enrol iOS 11 Beta by clicking this link. As a member of the Apple Beta Software Program, you can able to enrol your devices to access the public betas and try out the latest features. You can also provide feedback directly to Apple using the Feedback Assistant app.