13-09-2017 03:46 PM - last edited on 03-11-2017 07:47 AM by Jon_B
The assistant in your pocket is about to get a whole lot more helpful, thanks to on-device learning and artificial intelligence.
As well sounding a little more human, Siri will learn what music you like, what news stories you’re interested in, what you tend to search for online. In short, it’ll be like having your own PA.
This is a small but welcome new feature that’ll make switching phones an absolute breeze. When you get a new iPhone, all you need to do is hold it up to your old one to securely transfer things like passwords, preferences and settings.
It won’t transfer all your photos and videos, but it means you won’t have to spend days getting everything just how you like it when you get a new phone.
Another small but incredibly handy little addition, iOS11 will mean your iPhone can detect when you’re driving and stop you receiving calls, texts and notifications.
Letting callers know that you’re driving and holding back notifications till you’ve parked, this has got to be one of the most safety-conscious features Apple has ever introduced.
With iOS11 the lock screen has become more powerful than ever before, with all your notifications in one place.
All you need to do is pull down from the top of the screen to see all your recent and missed notifications in one place.
The unsung hero of any iPhone, the control centre is the easy-access way to the likes of the flashlight, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth controls. But what if you could have anything you wanted in there?
That’s exactly what’s coming with iOS11, allowing you to fully customise the control panel with the stuff you use the most. So if you like to make notes on the bus, or use the timer when making dinner, add them to your control centre and avoid all that scrolling and searching.
How could we forget the these.
Animojis are animated emojis that use the Face ID tech in iPhone X to create 3D versions of the most loved (and a few new) emojis. The animations are based on your own facial expressions.
So we no longer need to imagine what it would like to be a smiling unicorn.
Have we missed anything?
These are just a few our favourite bits of iOS11 – there’s all sorts of other cool stuff to explore!
What are you looking forward to using? And what should have been included?
13-09-2017 03:50 PM - edited 13-09-2017 03:56 PM
Unlike previous big updates, iOS11 has small but totally effective updates which I'm really liking.
It has to be said however...... HOW COOL is the emoji features which maps your facial movements 😝!!!
literally small feature but one which really does show Apple's fun side. My kids can't wait haha.
13-09-2017 04:40 PM
You’ve not mentioned the mobile data feature that displays your data allowance and how much data is being used in this billing period and also last billing period so you can see and compare what apps are using your data the most each month.
14-09-2017 08:09 PM
Another one is you can set background app refresh to off, wifi only and cellular and wifi.
17-09-2017 05:04 PM
I've been testing iOS 11 since it's launch on the developer portal.
It's worth pointing out that neither 4G calling nor WiFi calling have been working (even on the Gold Master). Is this something EE is aware of and working to fix?
17-09-2017 05:43 PM
thanks Chris I'll do that.
I wasn't sure about calling customer service as the software is in Beta and I didn't think they would help.
I'll give them a call if a network reset doesn't work
19-09-2017 11:52 AM
I Installed the GM (final) version of iOS 11 last week and had really liked the ability to view data usage within the settings app (Settings -> Mobile Data). However it seems to have vanished at the same time as my new plan has come into effect (same number).
Do I need a refresh?
19-09-2017 02:27 PM - edited 19-09-2017 02:43 PM
I noticed this too. As soon as EE enabled WiFi Calling/4G and sent a network refresh those settings disappeared from mine too. It's a shame because because that was a really nice feature
19-09-2017 06:27 PM
I noticed this disappeared today. Got a new set of carrier settings and it vanished was a great tool to see where all my data was going
20-09-2017 03:32 PM - edited 20-09-2017 03:36 PM
21-09-2017 11:15 AM
The carrier data usage function was working for me until a few days ago as well. Now it doesn't. Please can this be rectified, I thought it was a really good addtion.
22-09-2017 11:40 PM
When I joined EE I was running the beta, and the first time I inserted the sim whilst on a temporary number I got the data usage/current billing period functionality. But when the port completed of my old number across it went away.