iOS 11 Features for iPhone

September 20, 2017 — Leave a comment

I rarely look at what is new with iOS updates, I just update and keep going. But I’m learning to pay attention to the details. And so I am sharing them with you!

First, here is a demo video from Everything Apple Pro’s YouTube Channel:

App Store

All-new App Store designed for discovering great apps and games everyday
New Today tab helps you discover new apps and games with stories, how-to guides, and more
New Games tab to find new games and see what’s most popular with top game charts
Dedicated Apps tab with top picks, dedicated app charts, and app categories
App pages include more video previews, Editors’ Choice badges, easier access to user ratings, and information about in-app purchases


New Siri voice is more natural and expressive
Translate English words and phrases into Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish (beta)
Siri suggestions based on your usage of Safari, News, Mail, and Messages
Works with notes apps to create to-do lists, notes and reminders
Works with banking apps for account transfer and balances
Works with apps that display QR codes
Hindi and Shanghainese dictation


Portrait mode now supports optical image stabilization, HDR and True Tone flash
Photos and videos will take up half the space with the new HEIF and HEVC image and video formats
Redesigned set of nine filters optimized for natural skin tones
Automatically identify and scan QR codes


Loop, Bounce, and Long Exposure Live Photo effects
Mute, trim, or choose a new key photo for Live Photos
Memory Movies automatically adapt content for portrait and landscape orientation
More than a dozen new memory types including pets, babies, weddings, and sporting events
People album is more accurate and stays up to date across devices with iCloud Photo Library
Animated GIF support


Indoor maps for major airports and shopping centers
Lane guidance and speed limit information with Turn-by-turn directions
One-handed zoom with double tap and swipe
Interact with Flyover by moving your device
Do Not Disturb while Driving
Automatically silences notifications while driving and keeps iPhone silent and display off
Optional iMessage auto reply to alert selected contacts that you’re driving


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