Apple’s annual update to its iPhone software is coming on September 19.Next Tuesday, Apple will release iOS 11 to everyone with a modern iPhone, it announced Tuesday at the event where it unveiled its latest iPhone.
iOS 11 will include new features, redesigned shortcuts, and a new kind of software called ARKit that will enable the iPhone’s camera to integrate graphics into the real world.
Developers and early adopters have already been using the software that will be powering the iPhone X. Business Insider has testing iOS 11 for months. Here are the 13 biggest changes we’ve found:
1. A redesigned Control Center lets you swipe up to find the settings you use most often, and now it’s customizable.
2. Apple has changed the screenshot workflow, and now you can make screen-recording videos, too. Now screenshots go into the lower corner, and you can mark them up before sharing them. We used this feature to help put together this article.
3. There are a lot of Siri improvements in the latest version of iOS, but you’ll first notice that its voice has changed to be more realistic.
4. Now you can ask Siri to translate to Chinese, Spanish, French, German, or Italian, too.
5. Apple has added several new photo filters to give your pics a little bit more style.
6. Your notifications window is now the same as your lock screen.
7. Apple has redesigned the App Store to make it an app you want to browse through, instead of somewhere you visit when you need an app.
8. Apple finally has a file system on the iPhone and the iPad. It’s called Files, and it’s one built-in Apple app you probably won’t want to hide.
10. A new mode prevents you from texting or looking at your phone while you’re driving.
11. You can clear your storage quickly with a new storage-optimization feature. It’s in Settings > General > iPhone Storage.
13. A one-handed keyboard is now built into the iPhone. To activate it, hold down on the smiley icon that usually opens the emoji keyboard.
The keys get shifted to one side and arranged in a way to make it easy for you to quickly tap out a message with your thumb.
For now, you’ll need to download the iOS beta to activate any of these features.
But on September 19, everyone with an iPhone that came out in the past few years will get the new features in iOS 11.
Written by: Kif Leswing
Source: Business Insider
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