My Dad received a notification of an upgrade on his ipad last week and he was excited at the features the ios 11 promised to have. But he had to ask me if it was a wise decision to upgrade and I decided to look into the Ios 11 deeply. Here’s what is funny: Within about a minute of Apple’s iOS 11 release, it was already installed on more devices than Android Oreo. But that’s neither here nor there. iOS 11 is packed full of new features, refinements of existing features, bug fixes, and plenty more for iPhone and iPad users to enjoy. It’s not all good news, and before the end of the post, you’ll see why.
Wonderful Features In Ios11
When I went through various articles that explained the ios 11 upgrade features, I was so excited! Android might be better then Ios, fhough. Although,
- Some features will be available on September 19, 2017, with iOS 11.
Amount of storage saved depends on specific photo content used; actual results may vary.
- Requires an Apple Music membership.
- AirPlay is compatible with the second-generation Apple TV or later. AirPlay Mirroring is available with iPhone 4s or later, iPad Pro, iPad (2nd generation or later), iPad Air or later, iPad mini or later, and iPod touch (5th generation or later). AirPlay 2 may require a software update to existing speakers or new hardware depending on speaker manufacturer.
- Some features, applications, and services may not be available in all regions or all languages.
Here are most of the features of ios 11 that you would also find wonderful!
Text is bolder, apps like Calculator and Phone have a new look, and the Lock screen and Control Center have been entirely redesigned. Your apps now have big headers that make them easier to get a better sense of what you’re looking at, so they work better on larger screens. Like any design change, the differences in iOS 11 are polarizing, but I generally like it better than before. Apple made a huge shift way back in iOS 7, but with iOS 11 it feels like everything’s been a little bit softened. iOS 11 lets you customize the redesigned Control Center so you can change the settings for the things you do most.
2. QuickType keyboard.
Holding a coffee in one hand and your iPhone in the other? Simply touch and hold the emoji or globe key, select one-handed typing, and the keys will instantly move closer to your thumb. This makes you to type with one hand tied behind your back, Looking like the Google Keyboard feature in Android, as seen in the video below. Also, Letters, numbers, symbols, and punctuation marks are now all on the same keyboard.
Here’s how it is on the ios 11:
3. Hotknot For Ios?
I know, yeah. Hotknot was a feature released for some android phones sometimes ago, but for unknown reasons, the feature was discontinued. Now, it has come to the ios11 right in front of us! What is this feature all about? Here is it:
Just hold your new iPhone or iPad near an iOS device to sign in with your Apple ID automatically. Many of your personal settings, preferences, and content will be quickly and securely imported.
What a wawu!
3. Homekit and do-not-disturb
HomeKit now supports speakers and there’s a new AirPlay 2 protocol that includes multi-room functionality. Do Not Disturb has been expanded to encompass driving, muting notifications while a vehicle is in motion, and Messages has been improved with a new App Drawer that makes it easier to access Messages apps and stickers. Now ,your ipad or iPhone on Ios 11 can now sense when you might be driving and help keep you from being distracted by calls, text messages, and notifications.
4. App store Revamping
The App Store has been completely refurbished in the iOS 11 upgrade, and there are now two distinct sections for apps and games. There’s also a new “Today” view that features new content on a daily basis to make it easier for you to discover new applications and games. Apps can do a whole lot more, thanks to several new APIs Apple is introducing! It’s the biggest thing to come to the App Store since apps. Users are notified when their favorite apps gain new features.
5. Drag And Drop
Drag and Drop comes to iPad, allowing you to move text, photos, and files from one app to another. And because it’s been specially made for the large Multi-Touch display of iPad, moving them around is pure magic. You can touch and move just about anything on the screen of your ios 11 enabled device! A tap and a hold with a finger initiates a drag action, while another finger can be used to bring up the Dock or access the Home screen to open up another app where the item being dragged can be dropped.
In the Settings app, there’s a section for choosing which features you want to be able to access in the Control Center, and there are quite a few options available. Low Power Mode can be added to the Control Center, for example, and there’s even an option to add an Apple TV remote.
- Accessibility Shortcut
- Apple TV Remote
- Do Not Disturb While Driving
- Guided Access
- Low Power Mode
- Screen Recording
- Text Size
- Voice Memos
You can add all of the options to Control Center if you want, or just what’s most relevant to your usage habits.
7. Files App
There is no iCloud Drive app in iOS 11, because it’s been expanded into a more comprehensive “Files” app that’s designed to mimic the Finder app on the Mac.
Like Finder for Mac, it’s searchable, has a section for viewing all recently accessed files, and it supports tags, spring-loading, nested folders, and favorites. Adding a tag to a file for organizational purposes is as simple as dragging the file to the tag color of your choice.
8. Siri is Better
Siri isn’t perfect, but it is much more capable than many give it credit for. Which is another way of saying: give it another shot, you might be surprised.
This big update you’ll notice right away is that Apple has tuned Siri so that its voice sounds much more natural and less computer-like. You might want to give siri another try!
Ios 11 Supported Devices
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 2
- iPod touch
Ios 11 Problems (Bugs)
Each and every software update on any platform causes issues for some people, and right now 59 be honest, the Ios 11 is not an exception- And the problems are not cool.
First things first: when you first install any iOS update on your iPhone, iOS 11 included, your phone may slow down and you may experience faster battery drain at first- but why?
Should in case you are experiencing battery drain, you may want to head on to (Settings > General > Background App Refresh) and limiting the number of apps that can access your location in the background (Settings > Privacy > Location Services). If that doesn’t have much of an impact, Low Power Mode may become your best friend until Apple pushes out new updates in the coming months that will hopefully address excessive battery drain.
Note: If you haven’t started the iOS 11 update and are going to try, the first thing you should do is create a backup of your iPhone. Things can go wrong during major software updates, and having a recent backup available can save you from a massive headache if anything bad happens.
1. Can’t connect to a Wi-Fi network
One user has reported that their iPhone no longer allows them to join their personal Wi-Fi network, and they probably won’t be alone in this. Some preliminary steps to try resolving this issue would be to reset your phone, reset the Wi-Fi router (even if other devices are clearly connected to the internet through it) or forget the Wi-Fi network on your device and rejoin. You can also attempt to reset the network settings of your device by going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings – don’t worry, this fix shouldn’t erase anything on your phone. However, the user who posted this issue tried many of these fixes to no success, so it may be a case of reverting back to iOS 10 and waiting for a fix to come from Apple.
2. Some apps are gone or not working properly
If you’ve been dragging along some old apps from phone to phone for a while now without updating them (either because you don’t update them or because the creator won’t update them) they may not work well with iOS 11. If they’re old enough, or still 32-Bit, they won’t be compatible with iOS 11.
3. Your Phone’s is suddenly filling up its storage
One user has reported that the update to iOS 11 began to slowly increase the system storage on their device until the device was almost full. This error doesn’t appear to be linked to specific apps, but rather just the storage that the system itself takes up. If any apps that you hardly use are draining it like crazy, you might want to disable them until they get more iOS 11-friendly updates.
This is an issue that has cropped up even in the Beta for iOS 11, Unfortunately, there’s no clear resolution for this issue at present, and you may want to revert to your backup and wait for iOS 11.1 if you experience this issue.
4. The Home button is slow to wake up the device
Multiple Apple users have posted that, after updating their old iPhones to iOS 11, their lock screen freezes for around 10 seconds, appearing to stall out or slowly load up before letting them use their device. Nothing could be more tedious than waiting around for 10 seconds just to check a notifications now and then. You may revert to ios 7 if it gets creepy- it is worth it!
What do you think?