Described as “a giant step for iPhone, a monumental leap for iPad,” Apple’s latest iOS 11 sets the pace as the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.
According to the tech company, this latest iOS opens up both iPhone, iPads and its other devices to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps, among other exciting features.
With iOS 11, users of iPhones and other Apple devices can now enjoy at-a-go many functions that hitherto required third-party apps.
Here are six amazing features that come with this latest iOS:
- New Dock
With just a swipe, you can open and switch apps instantly. As easy as counting A-B-C, you can customise it with nearly all your favourite apps. It also allows you to multitask easily as apps you‘ve opened recently and apps that are currently open on your iPhone or Mac appear in the right side of the Dock.
You can open a second app right from the Dock, and both apps remain active in Slide Over as well as Split View. You can drag the second app in Slide Over to the left. And you can get back to your favorite App Spaces in the redesigned App Switcher.
- App offloading
You can delete apps from the phone while still retaining stored data. This way, unused apps won’t take up valuable storage space. Should you choose to reinstall an app, all of your personal data will still be available and restored.
- Screenshots and Screencasts
With the new iOS, taking and editing screenshots is now easier, as a preview of the screenshot is displayed directly after you press the key combination. Tapping on it allows you to edit it.
Similarly, you can easily video and record things happening on the screen of your iPhones and iPads i.e. screencasts, using the onboard equipment.
The iOS 11 is packed with extra photo filters and effects such as loops, bounces and long exposure times.
The camera now has the capability to scan QR codes which eliminates the need to install potentially dubious third-party scanner-apps. If the camera is active, it automatically searches for QR codes and processes them without stress.
This next-generation compression technology lets you take new photos with the same quality as before at half the file size.
- Control Centre
With the Control Centre, you can choose which quick shortcuts you want displayed on the screen of your Apple devices. The Control Centre can also be used to disable unused buttons and customised based on what you prefer.
- App Store
Unlike the App store on previous versions, the latest iOS 11 has new categories, including a dedicated Games tab, tips and curated software collections that are designed to help users find apps easily.
It also offers experts’ tips and tricks to make handling of individual apps a smart experience for users.
According to Apple, the latest iOS 11 mobile operating system is compatible with iPhones 5S or above, iPads mini 2 or above and the iPod touch (sixth generation or above).
You can easily download the update via iTunes by tapping on "Settings," then click on "General" and then "Software Update," or transferred to the device through a USB cable.
So, what are you waiting for? Go get it!
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