Apple’s annual update to its iPhone software is here.
Apple will release iOS 11 to everyone with a modern iPhone on Tuesday. You can download it now in Settings > General > Software Update.
iOS 11 includes major updates for iPads, including a new desktop-like dock and supercharged multitasking features.
But it’s a big update for iPhones, too. The notifications screen has been revised, Apple’s first-party apps like Mail have been improved, and Control Center shortcuts have been completely redesigned.
Business Insider has testing iOS 11 for months as a beta version. Here are the 17 biggest changes we’ve found:
1. A redesigned Control Center lets you swipe up to find the settings you use most often, and now it's customisable.
2. Apple has changed the screenshot workflow, and now you can make screen-recording videos, too. Now screenshots go into the lower corner, and you can mark them up before sharing them. We used this feature to help put together this article.
This is what screenshots look like on an iPad.
3. There are a lot of Siri improvements in the latest version of iOS, but you'll first notice that its voice has changed to be more realistic.
7. Apple has redesigned the App Store to make it an app you want to browse through, instead of somewhere you visit when you need an app.
8. Apple finally has a file system on the iPhone and the iPad. It's called Files, and it's one built-in Apple app you probably won't want to hide.
9. Apple Music is now more of a social network, with user profiles and the ability to share and collaborate on playlists -- now you can follow your friends on the network.
11. You can clear your storage quickly with a new storage-optimization feature. It's in Settings > General > iPhone Storage.
13. A one-handed keyboard is now built into the iPhone. To activate it, hold down on the smiley icon that usually opens the emoji keyboard.
15. And eventually, you'll be able to send money to friends through iMessage, although that's not included in Tuesday's update.
16. It's also a good chance to give Apple Maps another chance. Now it has indoor maps at places like malls and airports.
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