Changing or skipping a music track using Apple AirPods was a two-step process, where users had to activate Siri by double-tapping the AirPods and then directing Siri to skip a music track or rewind it; this was a tiresome process and it has been simplified in iOS 11.
- The Control Center has been revamped, with better layout and controls.
But there's a risk that this pretty arrogant "we know what you really want" mindset will eventually backfire.
With iOS 11, Apple gets an all-new Files app. Siri also makes suggestions on certain apps based on what you've, say, surfed on Safari. Other big addition to Siri is a new translation feature that lets user translate English words to other languages. Encompassing optical image stabilisation, quad-LED True Tone flash and the ability to shoot 4K video, the main camera is a stellar shooter, delivering pictures that look rich and full of detail and noticeably better than the 8-megapixel unit on the regular iPad. Live Photos bring the Loop and Bounce effects. And what we initially thought were extremely lame features for iPads running iOS 11 are actually a set of features that the iPad has desperately needed - for a long time. There must be an iOS developer with a serious penchant for device tutorials. The phone will detect when you are in a auto and enable "do not disturb while driving" mode.
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iOS 11 allows users to uninstall application while still retaining all the app data. A new Today tab will show featured apps while apps and games are now separated with dedicated sections. It provides quick access to apps and documents from any screen and, combined with the new Drag and Drop, makes it easier to navigate between apps, even in Split View mode.
A number of small changes have been done throughout the interface on iOS 11. It will also get a voice upgrade, sounding more human.
iOS 11 comes with multiple options to save storage on your device. You can also use the pencil to tap on the lock screen to start taking notes that will automatically save within the Notes app. You just need to head into Settings iTunes & App Store In-App Ratings & Reviews and slide the switch off.
- With iOS 11, the iPad now has a customisable dock, similar to what is seen in Macs. Before, this was accomplished with an app or by connecting an iPhone to a device using QuickTime. This quick access design is meant to make multitasking even more productive.