Apple released the iOS 11 update last Tuesday, 19, and the operating system came with a host of features and news, including some that were not released by Apple.
Here are 13 features you may not yet know about iOS 11:
- Move multiple applications at once
Now users are able to move more than one application or folder at a time when organizing the mobile. Just hold the app you want to move until the “x” appears in the top left corner, lightly move the app, and click on the other app you want to move together. The two apps will come together and you can change the position or the screen in which they appear.
- Access the “Notes” on the lock screen
Apple has released access to the “Notes” feature even with the screen locked. To use the application, go to “Settings” and then “Notes”; at the bottom of the screen, tap “Access Notes on the Locked Screen”.
Here you can select from “Off”, “Always create new note” or “Resume last note”.
- Scanning Documents
“Notes” also gained the ability to scan documents. Just open a new note, tap “+” and select the “Scan documents” option. When you’re done, touch the upload symbol and touch “Create PDF”.
- Edit screenshot
The screenshot also gained news. Now, when you print, a thumbnail of the image appears in the corner of the screen and if you touch it, you have the option to draw, include texts and comments.
- Reader QR Code
The camera won a QR Code reader integrated with iOS 11. Just open the camera and point to the code you want to scan; you will see the option to open the code in Safari.
- Now, by pressing the power button five times quickly you have the option to turn off the phone, access the medical record or call an emergency service.
You can also enable automatic connection to the emergency service. In this case, enter “Settings”, search for “Emergency SOS” and activate the option “Automatic Connection”.
iMessage has new effects: one that allows you to include a searchlight in your message and an “echo” that sends multiple versions of your message in one go. In addition, it has been integrated with Spotify, which lets you send music to contacts.
- Disable App
Evaluations Users can now turn off notifications for app evaluation. Go into “Settings,” then “iTunes Store and App Store,” and disable the “Ratings within Apps” option.
- Save pages from Safari to PDF
Safari now makes it easy to turn web pages into PDFs. Just go to the application’s sharing menu and choose “Create a PDF”.
- Maximize Storage Automatically
This is a novelty already commented by Apple, but worth highlighting. Now the system is able to maximize storage space automatically. Simply access the “iPhone Storage” settings in the settings and enable the option to uninstall applications that have not been used for a long time automatically. The function can also be activated in the “iTunes Store and App Store” settings.
- Typing to talk to Siri
For the first time, users can interact with Siri without having to use the voice command. The virtual assistant now has text support, which means you can enter what you want it to do. Activate Siri and go to “Accessibility”, search for “Siri” and enable the “Enter for Siri” option.
- Control Center
You can also customize the iPhone Control Center. Just go into the “Settings”, touch “Control Center”, then “Customize controls” and choose which shortcuts you want to have.
- Touch ID
Even if your iPhone does not have the Touch ID feature, the system allows you to use Control Center shortcuts as if the feature existed. If you touch the “Flashlight” for example, you can change the light intensity.