The new operating system for iPhone and iPad (and iPod Touch) is available at 6 pm on Tuesday. In addition to new functions and applications, it changes the way it interacts with Apple devices. More multitasking, a new control center, driving mode and an SOS mode are some of the new features of iOS 11, Apple's new mobile operating system.
How to install?
Go to your iPhone or iPad settings, then General> Software Update> Download and install. The iOS 11 is only available for models from the iPhone 5s (inclusive), iPad Mini 2.3 and 4, iPad Air, Air 2, Pro and 5th generation (2017) as well as iPod Touch 6th generation.
Is it really worth it?
Usually, yes. Each update enhances the security and performance of the software and equipment. However, if your iPhone or iPad model is at the limit of the update line, it will not be a bad idea to wait a few days before upgrading. If the performance of the older models becomes severely compromised or if there are serious failures, they will be exposed quickly.
Another detail worth retaining: on iOS 11, some older applications may stop working (the new operating system will no longer support applications with 32-bit architecture). This mismatch can be checked in Settings> General> About> Applications.
And what's new?
The iOS 11 brings some background news, especially for iPad users, where some changes are more significant. From an App Store redesigned to a "new" Siri, we've compiled the top news.
1. App Files
One application for all documents is organized in one place. With a section for the latest documents, it's easier to explore what's on your iCloud Drive. This new app - which in practice is a file folder - also lets you add documents stored in services such as Dropbox and Google Drive.
2.Drag and Drop
On the iPad, you can open two applications simultaneously (one next to the other) and drag files from one to the other. For example, photos and email: To compose a message with an image, simply drag it with your finger to the body of the email.
3. Control Center redesigned
The new "control center" has a new design and, more importantly, it has become customizable, meaning that it is now possible to add or remove icons. In addition, it is more compact, adding more quick accesses. For example, it is no longer necessary to switch "page" to control the sound, as with iOS 10.
This new feature detects when you are driving and warns those who try to contact you by sending a written message automatically. Using GPS to make sense when moving at a fast speed, iOS 11 wants to improve road safety. If it is the passenger can be a nuisance, because the functionality is automatic, but can be disabled.
5. Redesigned App Store
It's not just the way the iOS application store changes. With a section for daily recommendations and more information about the applications you can download, this "new experience" changes the way you look or discover applications or games.
It is a feature that we will never want to use: pressing the lock button five times in a row will bring up an option to call 112, automatically deactivating the Touch ID.
7. New emojis
The new message drawer in the message has redesigned "smiles". When iPhone X arrives (in November), iOS 11 will allow you to do "animojis", that is, animated emojis that mimic the user's facial expressions.