New Features of iOS 11

Coming Fall 2017, iOS 11 is going to continue offering everything we know and love about Apple with a few upgrades, of course. Check out what you can expect with Apple’s latest software update this autumn.

Subtle Design Changes. Expect minor superficial updates like bolder text and a redesigned lock screen and control center. Your calculator and phone dial screen will also appear cosmetically different, with customization options and a wider range of settings.

Smoother Siri. Siri’s voice is more natural and more intelligent in iOS 11. She will adapt more quickly to your preferences and syncs that information across all of your Apple devices. She’ll also be able to translate English into different languages!

Hop from App to App. Switching from apps and keeping track of everything you’re working on at a glance is going to be easier. The App Switcher (which is similar to Mission Control on the Mac) allows you to launch and switch to apps with ease.

Find Files Fast. The Finder-style Files app allows you to manage all of your files, no matter where they’re stored. You’ll also be able to drag and drop content like links and images from one app to another (on the iPhone and iPad).

Pay Your People. Messages will be upgraded to support a person-to-person Apple Pay feature that allows you to pay contacts directly through iMessage (no Venmo required).

Add The Freshest Apps. The revamped App Store will file games and apps separately, making it easy to find what you’re looking for. There will also be a “Today” section that features the freshest content on a daily basis, making it easy for you to find what’s new and next.

Other upgrades include:

  • One-handed keyboard
  • “Flick” option for typing numbers and symbols
  • Searchable handwriting and document scanning in Notes
  • Lane guidance, speed limit information, and indoor maps for malls and airports in Maps
  • See what your friends are listening to and share music through Apple Music
  • Portrait and Live Photos with improved capabilities in the Camera app
  • Do Not Disturb will prevents interruptions when you’re driving

Stay tuned to PCS for the most up-to-date information on iOS.