On September 19, Apple launched the new iOS – 11.
I’ve just installed it on my phone and the first thing to do was to see what’s new.
Here is a list of the new features I discovered, plus at the end of the post a bonus trick that I discovered even before iOS 11.
1. A new control centre, now customizable.
The bottom of the control centre is customizable, you can add or remove controls from Settings – but the size of the tiles can’t be changed.
In iOS 11 when you take a new screenshot it will appear at the bottom of the screen, on the left side. When clicked, it opens in a screenshot editor. Screenshots can now be personalized with drawing, shapes, text and even a magnifier tool to emphasize a certain area.
3. Screen recording
Pressing this button will record your screen and everything you do on the phone. This feature is very useful for tutorials of apps or game walkthroughs.
4. Driving mode
Do not disturb while driving is the new feature that will help people to avoid getting distracted while driving. This option will keep notifications away from you while driving and it can also send a customized message to let them know
you’re not available at the moment.
This new Files app helps you access all the documents in one place, even the files you have on third party apps like Dropbox.
Now let’s get to my favorite part of the update – Camera.
Good news, new filters are here! The new improved filters make the photos look better and they can be changed after you take the photo in case you decide a different filter works better. The new filters are: Vivid, Warm Vivid, Cool Vivid, Dramatic, Warm Dramatic, Cool Dramatic and three different B&W filters.
Also, you can now take better Bird’s Eye View photos with the straightening tool that helps you get the results you want. Just make sure the two pluses overlap, and you have the perfect leveled photo.
Live Photos have a new feature too – you can trim live photos, and you can change the style to Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure.
For this one, I won’t show you a screenshot – instead I will let you try it out.
You might know about it already as it was even before iOS 11, but just in case you missed it here it is:
Go to iMessage – write a message – tap stronger and hold the send button until sending options appear – now happy imessaging!
That’s all for today.
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Until next time!