Apple Rolls Out iOS 11: Here Are Some Of The Best New Features To Try First
Apple has rolled out the highly anticipated iOS 11 to all supported devices, adding a long list of new feature into iPhones and iPads worldwide.
After downloading and installing the iOS 11 update, here are recommendations on some of the best features that you should try first.
Customizable Screenshots, Screen Capture
In iOS 11, when users take a screenshot, the image appears as a picture-in-picture window at the corner of the screen. The image will eventually disappear and save the screenshot in the Photos app. However, if users tap on the image, they will access options of deleting it, sending it through iMessage, or editing it with various tools.
In addition to screenshots, iOS 11 devices will have screen capture capabilities that will allow users to record a video of what is going on in their display.
Control Center Customization
Apple has redesigned the Control Center for iOS 11 to make everything fit in one page. Some shortcuts are hidden though, such as the AirDrop and HotSpot icons that are accessible through a deep press on the network icons, and the Night Shift icon on the brightness indicator.
The bigger news, however, is that users will now be allowed to customize their Control Center. The feature is currently limited to native iOS app and the mobile operating system's features though.
Redesigned App Store
Apple revamped the App Store for iOS 11, with the obvious changes being the simpler layout and Games finally getting their own tab.
The redesign of the App Store goes deeper than its looks. Its algorithm also received an upgrade so that the App Store will do a better job of leading users to apps that they might love. Many Apple fans, however, are still angry about the new App Store icon.
Out of all the new features of iOS 11, the addition of augmented reality capabilities into the mobile operating system is arguably the most important one, and also likely the most fun to try out.
Apple's augmented reality toolkit, or ARKit, is on full display with iOS 11, with apps such as Ikea Place that allows users to see how Ikea furniture would look like in their homes by overlaying them in rooms. There is also the Sky Guide app, which maps the various constellations in the sky if the iOS device's camera is pointed to the heavens. Even something as simple as a ruler app, but built with the ARKit, becomes a fun experience.
Download iOS 11 Now
There are so many more features available with the iOS 11, and the best way to learn about all of them is to install the mobile operating system update and try it for yourself.