iOS 11 for Apple iPad and iPhone: What’s New, Features & More

Apple iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad released. Everything you need to know about the new version. 

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The new notification centre on iOS pops up from the top. 
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Apple has rolled out the release of iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad customers around the world. Apple had showcased the capability of iOS 11 at the WWDC as well as the iPhone 8 launch event.

For all we know, iOS 11 brings augmented reality to iPhone and iPad, while Siri is expected to become more useful. What else is new about iOS 11, which devices will be compatible with the version? Here’s everything you need to know.

Devices Supported

iOS 11  for Apple iPad and iPhone: What’s New, Features & More
iOS 11  for Apple iPad and iPhone: What’s New, Features & More

What’s New for iPhone

The Control Center offers easy access to the flashlight and other tools with a swipe up from the bottom. It got separated into multiple pages last year to increase the options available, but the extra swipes got annoying.

New camera features now available from iOS 11 itself. 
New camera features now available from iOS 11 itself. 
(Photo: AP)

The update brings additional camera filters to tweak your photos. To find them, you can now swipe up as you're taking the shot; swipe down when you're done.

Apple Maps now offers speed limits and lane guidance on highways and indoor maps for some airports and shopping malls.

The do not disturb feature could work for users in India. 
The do not disturb feature could work for users in India. 
(Photo Courtesy: Apple)

And a new feature detects when you're driving and keeps notifications from appearing on your lock screen, so you're not tempted to check. You can override that if you're in the passenger's seat — or travelling by plane or train, both of which can make the phone think you're driving.

More augmented reality apps are coming with new tools Apple is including with iOS 11. Among other things, you'll be able to see how furniture will look in your living room before you buy it.

Apple already has had artificial-intelligence software for cataloguing photos and other internal features. It's now making those tools available to third-party developers. Such apps might now automatically identify food in an image and offer nutrition information.

iPad Gets a New Lease of Life

Apple has also redesigned its app store to separate games from other apps and make recommendations more prominent.

The new-look app store on iOS for iPad. 
The new-look app store on iOS for iPad. 
(Photo Courtesy: Apple)

As Apple tries to market its iPad Pro tablets as a laptop alternative, the iPad's software takes on characteristics resembling the Mac computer.

A Dock at the bottom offers quick access to recent and frequently used apps. The iPad gets new drag and drop capabilities to make it easier to move text and other content between apps.

The multi-screen viewing feature on the iPad Pro. 
The multi-screen viewing feature on the iPad Pro. 
(Photo Courtesy: Apple)

For instance, you can drag a location on a map into an email. Recent iPad models can now run three apps side by side, rather than just two.

In addition to all these, iOS 11 will soon support Apple Pay from messages. You’ll be also able to sync the Message app between devices.

So, in short, iOS 11 has plenty to offer for both iPhone and iPad users across the world, get started.

(With inputs from AP)

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