iOS 11 — Top 7 Features

1 — Revamped control center

This is one of the most prominent changes in iOS 11. Apple has completely revamped the control center and made it customisable. You can place icons for all your frequently used controls and use the full screen for icon placement. In addition, you can now swipe down in the control center to view new notifications and double swipe to view all notifications.

2 — Siri improvements

Siri gets a new voice that will sound more natural (both male and female versions) thanks to Apple’s push for machine learning and artificial intelligence.

This means that you will notice change in tempo, pitch and even know when Siri is emphasising a point.

Other big addition to Siri is a new translation feature that lets user translate English words to other languages.

3 — Camera and photos

Apple has finally added support for optical image stabilisation along with HDR for portrait mode (on compatible devices only).

Live photos now get additional options called Loop and Bounce for creating fun short videos.

In addition, iOS 11 will use High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) that reduces file size for photos as well as videos.

4 — Driving mode

iOS 11 adds an automatic driving mode to your iPhone.

The phone will detect when you are in a car and enable ‘do not disturb while driving’ mode. All notifications are automatically silenced and even the screen does not come on to show incoming notifications. If you are not driving, then you can disable the mode with one touch.

5 — Redesigned app store

The app store has also got a facelift with iOS 11 to make app and game discovery faster. A new Today tab will show featured apps while apps and games are now separated with dedicated sections. Even app detail pages will get a facelift.

iMessage app store also gets a new app drawer for swift access to stickers and apps.

6 — New design elements

A number of small changes have been done throughout the interface on iOS 11. The network signal dots have been replaced with bars, battery status bar icon is changed, new icons for App store, calculator and iTunes store have been added and fonts are bolder. Moreover, interface for weather app, mail, safari and photos app also get changes and additions.

7 — Storage management

iOS 11 comes with multiple options to save storage on your device.

The offload unused apps feature removes unused installed apps without removing the app data.

You can reinstall the app when you need it later and continue to use it.

There is also ‘auto delete old conversations’ for cleaning messages app and OS also shows suggestions to move data to iCloud.

Above mentioned features are top few features in the list, there’s a lot more in the list to go.