Apple’s new iPhone is just a week away from being unveiled. While the new phones will be the centre of attention, Apple is also set to showcase iOS 11, the latest version of its mobile operating system. The new variants — as well as a few old ones — will run on iOS 11 and expectations are high from Apple’s latest OS.
Here are 10 features of the upcoming iOS 11 that iPhones and iPads users will be excited to know about:
Revamped App Store
Apple will redesign the much-maligned App Store with an all-new interface, which is similar to Apple Music and Apple News. The new layout will highlight one new app every day and has a separate tab for games. Apart from this, in-app purchases will show up on an app product page and in search results.
Type to Siri
To activate ‘Type to Siri’ option, users need to navigate to General Settings. It’s worth noting that iOS 10 also allows questions to be typed to Siri. But to do this, one needs to tap on a previous spoken query and then edit it.
Even though Android doesn’t offer screen recording natively (yet), many OEMs include the feature in their smartphones via custom UI layers.
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This feature can be enabled long-pressing the globe icon to the left of the space bar, which will then list both left and right configuration of the keyboard.
Wi-Fi password sharing
All that the user needs to do is bring the target device (the one that is to be connected to Wi-Fi) close to the Wi-Fi connected device. Upon doing this, the first device will display a pop-up message saying that a new device is trying to join the network. With a single tap, the password can be sent to the other device.
Change tracks on AirPods
With the new OS, users can customize Bluetooth settings on the AirPods to configure direct skip and forward gestures with double-taps on both AirPods.