Apple’s newest major software update for the iPhone and iPad, called iOS 11, is now available for everyone to download.
The new software offers plenty of marquee changes, including wide support for augmented reality apps and other improvements to the camera software
But some of the most notable improvements are less apparent. They may not dramatically change how you use your iPhone or iPad every day, but they can help you make the most of your device.
Here are some of them:
To clear all of your notifications at once, you just tap and hold on the 'X' button.
Another change you may notice is that Apple has hidden the ability to manually set the brightness of your screen.
The option can now be found under General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations in the Settings app.
Apple has stuffed more settings into the new layout, which can be accessed by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.
For the first time in iOS, you can also customise what shows up in your Control Center via Settings. That means you can finally add a shortcut to turn on low-power mode.
When someone is trying to connect to a network for which you've already entered the password, a box will appear on your device asking if you want to share your password with the person via Bluetooth.
Among the new features it includes is the ability to automatically delete unused apps.
The new keyboard should make it easier to type on the devices, which include the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone 7 Plus. To activate the keyboard, tap and hold on the emoji key, select one-handed typing, and the entire keyboard will move closer to your thumb.
The setting is called Smart Invert, and it will make most of iOS 11 dark. Although it won't invert the colours of photos and videos, it may reverse the colours of some apps.
If you own a pair of Apple's wireless AirPods, iOS 11 lets you set a different response for each earpiece when you double tap on it.
Using the new feature, you could configure your AirPods so that when you double tapped on the left one it would activate Siri and when you double tapped on the right one, it would pause your music. Previously, both earpieces would respond the same way when you double tapped on them.
If enabled, a new SOS setting will call 911 and your emergency contacts if you click the iPhone's sleep/wake button five times.
Your friends can follow your playlists and you can follow theirs.
The scanner turns paper documents into editable and searchable PDF files.
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