Here are Some Things You Need to Know About iOS 11

Posted September 22, 2017

Starting with iOS 5, Apple started bundling new wallpapers, letting you customize your Lock and Home screen with handsome images. It still needs an internet connection, so roaming charges may apply. You can override that if you're in the passenger's seat - or travelling by plane or train, both of which can make the phone think you're driving.

There's nothing worse than trying to remember passwords.

So there you have some changes that you should be aware of including one initial glitch that they're working out.

You don't have to go out and spend $700 on a swanky new iPhone.

There was a lot of talk yesterday about the introduction of the ability to record screens without sound, even during video calls etc without alerting the other person. That gesture still seems very unfamiliar and awkward to me, and I'm sure people will get accustomed to it, but it's nice that iPhone X users will have the old 3D Touch option to fall back on. Press it again to stop the recording, and it'll be sent into your phone's camera roll.

It took Apple a while, but the Camera app now scans QR codes.

And second, Apple has added a range of new features for editing and manipulating Live Photos. However, in all cases - irrespective of whether it's a minor or major iOS update - you should backup your data before attempting to upgrade to the next version.

But two of the most awaited iOS 11 features didn't make the cut and fall into the "coming soon", arena.

iPad users will also get greatly-improved multi-tasking, with users now able to drop-and-drop text, images, and files, between apps.

The blue highlight means Wi-Fi is enabled; the other functions (Airplane mode, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, and the screen lock are left-to-right).

First of all, it's likely you're using your smartphone a little more frequently.

Apple's making it easy to free up space, when you need it, and to keep that space free when you don't.

There are a plethora of brilliant new features and hidden tricks discover - not to mention, settings to tweak and play around - which will all take their toll on your battery. If you really can't live without something, you may want to reach out to the developer directly to see when and if they plan on updating.

If you've been using iPhones for any length of time, chances are that you've been prompted to leave a rating or review for an app that you downloaded at least once or twice.