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Review of iOS 11: all new features in one article

5 June Apple announced the new operating system iOS 11 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Pre-beta version became available for developers on the same day as the test, there are more details about the new OS. MacDigger decided to compile in one article all the new features found in iOS beta 1 11.

iOS 11 it is not recommended to install on the main gadget — OS significantly slows down, quickly discharged battery, there are errors. Instead, read about all the innovations that await us this fall on iPhone and iPad.

iOS 11 available for the following devices:

  • iPhone SE;
  • iPhone 6s Plus;
  • iPhone 6s;
  • iPhone 6 Plus;
  • iPhone 6;
  • iPhone 7;
  • iPhone 7 Plus;
  • iPhone 5s;
  • iPad Pro 12.9″ (second generation);
  • the iPad Pro is 10.5″;
  • iPad Pro 12.9″;
  • iPad Pro 9,7″;
  • iPad Air 2;
  • iPad Air;
  • iPad (2017);
  • iPad 4;
  • iPad mini 4;
  • the iPad mini 3.

What’s new in iOS 11

Software platform iOS 11 contains many improvements and new features that were not available in previous firmware.

  • OTA-update for the iPhone 7 Plus weighs about 2 GB.
  • It looks like the home screen of iOS 11.

  • Many new animations. At the time of unlocking the device the lock screen slips upwards when closing the application there is an effect of the increase in background tabs in the multitasking drawer appear instantly, etc.
  • Now in the control of only one page and custom switches. The user can set quick action in its sole discretion, including switches for network and power saving mode.

  • Improved portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus. Now it can be used even at night thanks to the support of flash and HDR.
  • Support text-based commands Siri. Activate the function under “Settings” > General > accessibility > Siri. Invoking Siri using a voice command or clicking on the “Home” button, you can type commands on the new screen assistant.

  • In the settings AirPods can hold a variety of actions for double-tap on the left and right earpiece.

  • Unlock iPhone and iPad with Touch ID is faster due to the shorter animation.
  • Almost all of the buttons in the control support 3D Touch technology. Excessive pressure switches connection in the control Center you can access the hotspot and AirDrop.
  • Support recording video from the screen — there is a special key in the control.

  • The lock screen can slide down from the top of the home screen.
  • Download and purchase App Store are accompanied by the same interface and audible alarm, as in Apple Pay.

  • “Circles” displays the signal level of the newly replaced “sticks”. Also slightly changed the battery-level indicator.

  • There is a new Files app for iPhone and iPad.

  • Virtual assistant Siri has received an updated interface and new icon.
  • New standard player widget on the lock screen.

  • Updated the Phone app to dial, the font became more oily.
  • App Store and iTunes got completely redesigned, with sections “Today”, “Games”, “Programs”, “Updates” and “Search”.

  • In iOS 11 no more annoying volume indicator overlapping the split-screen.
  • Redesigned the application “Settings”.

  • Created screenshots in the lower left of the screen for a few seconds. When you click on them you can switch to edit mode.

  • Back SOS function which allows you to call specific numbers if necessary. To call five times in a row, press power.

  • New icons applications App Store, iTunes Store and the Calculator.
  • The Wallet has a white background (probably a bug).

  • The app “Podcasts” has received a complete redesign.

  • Updated dock for iPad accommodates more applications, it can be called anywhere in the system using a swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

  • In Spotlight there are hints from the virtual assistant Siri.

  • In iOS 10 many UI elements have been rounded in iOS 11 they became clearer with right angles. For example, the address and search bar in Safari.
  • In Settings > General has a button to switch the device off.
  • In dock bar no longer displays the names of applications.

  • Updated button password entry screen.

  • Updated interface Continuity in the multitasking drawer.

  • New effects for the “live” images (loop, bounce, long exposure).
  • New screen interface for entering a passcode.

  • At the moment, the messages sync to iCloud not working correctly.
  • IOS 11, you can create “live” photos during a call FaceTime.
  • You can select the format for video and photo under “Settings” > “Camera”. By default now used HEIF and HEIV, which allow you to compress images and videos with minimal quality loss.

  • The Camera app now supports gifs.

  • At the moment due to a bug you can’t use the Maps app for navigation, and also to try out the new auto-switch to “do Not disturb” while on a trip by car.
  • New stickers and effects in the app “Messages”.
  • In the standard camera added support for QR codes.

  • Added the ability to create graphs in the “Notes” on iPhone and iPad. Also, a new standard font.
  • Multitasking bar on the iPad can be run in three ways: double click on the Home button, swipe up from the bottom and swipe up with four fingers. Launching it, the user will find background applications, dock and control Center. To close the application, it must be kept until an x appears in the corner.

  • A new interface standard of the video player.

  • Appeared keyboard for typing with one hand. To activate it, you need to hold the button with the globe image and choose in which direction it should move.

  • Dock for iPad is divided into several parts: the first section displayed a traditional application that needs quick access, and the second three recently opened application or two of recently opened apps, and one used on another device using Handoff.

  • Despite numerous rumors, iOS 11 not adds support for system-wide dark mode. But it became an available upgrade option to invert colors. It applies not only to system elements, but also images, pictures in third-party applications, so it is not a full replacement.

  • There was a simultaneous move multiple icons. To do this, click on the icon and hold until it enters move mode. Then you need to drag the icon and touch the second, third, etc. until you see the blue circle showing the number of transferable applications.

  • New function to automatically optimize the internal memory (hints tab Memory iPhone).
  • Automatic removal of unused applications that can be activated in the settings menu. Their data and documents will remain on the device.
  • There is an automatic filling of passwords in third-party applications.
  • Added the family plan in iCloud.

  • The ability to easily share Wi-Fi passwords with other users.

  • Apple added native support for Flac audio format at the operating system level.

  • At the moment the first beta version of iOS 11 is unstable, it may be noted numerous errors, reducing battery life. Meet failures in the interface (see screenshot).

Note: article more will be added. You can go here to learn about the new features first beta of iOS 11. If you have installed a new operating system for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can share finds and screenshots with us by sending them to

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