iOS 11 Hidden Features: With September approaching steadily upon us, it is only natural that Apple enthusiasts would want to know everything that will be introduced to their iPhones and iPads alongside the confirmed features of iOS 11. At the WWDC 2017 event, Tim Cook had introduced a flurry of new features that users can experience either through the beta program or after the final launch. However, there are finer details at play here, and we will talk about a few small but significant tweaks that you will be faced with once you update to iOS 11. Read on.
iOS 11 Features You Had No Idea About
Control Centre Sports a New Look: Every iPhone user relies on the Control Centre for extra convenience, and we already know that Apple has brought in a host of new customization functions to it with the iOS 11. However, once you update, you will need some getting used to before you can fall back on that ease; for when you draw up the Control Centre in iOS 11, you will be greeted with a brand new interface.
Screenshots are a More Cohesive Process: With the new iOS 11, the entire process of taking a screenshot, previewing it, and editing before sharing has become much smoother.
Drag and Drop in iPhone: The Drag and Drop feature of the iPad has been much talked about since the iOS 11 preview, but it is not entirely exclusive to the tablet, as we had reported before. Although not as in-depth, the iOS 11-enabled iPhones will also be able to make use of the same. All you have to do is to hold on a file that you want to drag to a folder or an app, and then drag your finger along to its destination.
Force Touch is Gone for Good: The pressure sensitive functions that you may have been accustomed to over the last couple of years have given way to the traditional use of iPhone’s home button. No more quick switching between apps with just a press.
Cover Sheet Replaces Notification Centre: The new feature aims to be more sorted with your notifications, with separate sections for your most recent and slightly older ones.
Open NFC (for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus): Instead of keeping it localized to Apple Pay, the company is finally giving the key to incorporate NFC-based upgrades to different app developers. This will undoubtedly add to the list of new conveniences for users of iOS 11. Not all iOS 11 compatible devices will be able to make use of this feature, however.
The iOS 11 release date is closing in on us, and we await a sea of changes to be unveiled when the final launch takes place in Fall this year. Besides the iOS 11 hidden features discussed above, expect the iPhone 8 running iOS 11 to be an entirely different deal altogether. We will update as we keep unearthing new information.