iOS 11: Comes With New Features, Tips And Guides


After updating to iOS 11, you’re likely to be a little curious about what’s new in Apple’s latest mobile operating system.

We plan on walking you how to use the new features in iOS 11 starting now in the lead up to the official release of iOS 11 this fall. Bookmark this page, add it to your home screen or write it on a sticky note and keep checking back.

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Don’t install it on your main device. Right now, the update is still in development, but Apple has released it as a public beta for those who love living on the cutting edge. As tempting as it may be, take our advice and don’t install it on your primary device. No, really. It can cause all sorts of issues. 

But you may still go ahead and install it but remember you’ve been warned. Signing up and installing the iOS public beta is really simple. Follow along as SundyLinks CEO walks you through the process here.

iOS 11 basics

Hidden features galore. Apple didn’t announce every single feature added to iOS 11 during WWDC in June. That’s OK, however, as we started digging through it a short time later. Here, take a look at what Apple didn’t tell you about iOS 11 below;

Do Not Disturb… while driving

Never talk to Siri again
Apple is doing its part to eliminate distracted driving. Your iPhone can now detect when you’re in a moving vehicle and can, if you want it to, automatically enable Do Not Disturb While Driving. 

A new Shut Down button

A new Accessibility feature does away with the need to talk to Siri. Instead, you can type to Apple’s digital assistant. 

Open Settings > General > Accessibility > Siri and toggle Type to Siri to the On position. 

Now, whenever you hold the home button to activate Siri a keyboard will pop up for use. 

If your power button breaks, you can still turn the phone off with a new Shut Down option in Settings > General. Although, it’s not clear how you will actually turn the phone back on if that is the case. But the option is there. 

…….and lots more

It’s more than iOS

Apple TV joins the fun. The public beta of TVOS 11 adds some a few tweaks and new features, including a dark mode and syncing of home screen layout between multiple Apple TVs.

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