Our Favourite iOS 11 Features for iPhone
Posted on 21st August 2017 by More Pixels
It’s always an exciting time when Apple releases new software or products, and iOS 11 is no different. With the release of iOS 11 on the horizon, we’ve downloaded the beta version and are going to give you our favourite new iOS 11 features for iPhone. Without further ado, here they are.
Feature 1: Do Not Disturb While Driving
The ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ feature in iOS 11 is a long-needed feature that will be welcomed by many. It has the potential to make roads safer, for both drivers and pedestrians. The feature will automatically detect if you are driving, either via motion or your cars bluetooth, and then put your phone into do not disturb mode. This will stop any notification tones and your screen lighting up whilst in the car, but will still allow calls to be taken through the car’s bluetooth. You can set-up an auto-response, so if you do get any calls or texts whilst driving, your phone will automatically send a reply saying that you are driving and will reply when you stop.
You may be wondering, what happens if you’re a passenger in a moving car? Don’t worry! You can simply press the “I’m not driving” button and you will be able to use your phone like normal.
Feature 2: Customisable Control Centre
Apple have, once again, redesigned the control centre. The newly designed control centre brings changed to the layout – all on one page. All basic settings can be toggled here including volume, brightness, torch etc. Using the force touch on a control now introduces more options to make life easier. For example, you can now force touch the calculator to copy the last number calculated. From the control centre settings you can add as many controls as you like.
Feature 3: Emergency SOS Trigger
iOS 11 has also introduced an emergency SOS feature, allowing users to contact emergency services faster. You can now press the power button 5 times in quick sequence to trigger an SOS screen; swiping the SOS slider will then call the emergency services.
Feature 4: HEIF and HEVC
Apple have introduced a new file format for photos and videos which will allow for 2X more compression than JPEG and MP4. This means that you can store twice the amount of photos and videos on your phone than you could in iOS 10. This feature could potentially save you £100s as you’d no longer need to purchase an iPhone with a larger capacity to store more media.
Feature 5: New Screenshot Features
Finally, in iOS 11, you can edit a screenshot instantly after taking it. You can crop and draw over it, right before you send it. Screenshots no longer automatically save to your photos so you will no longer have a phone full of screenshots you’ve sent to your friends, instead, you can choose whether to save or delete them.