If you’ve recently updated to iOS 11, you’ll notice things look a little different around here. Apple’s latest software update added some interesting new features and made changes to some of our favorite old ones.
To save you flipping through this entire guide wondering what’s new, we’ve compiled a quick rundown of everything that’s changed in iOS 11, organized by chapter. You can tap any of the red links to read the associated tip in full.
In the Notes app, you can now scan documents with the device camera and securely lock them with a passcode. Notes can be quickly marked up with hand-drawn annotations, and so can screenshots. Apple Pay can be used to send money to your friends and family, and users are now able to save any website as a PDF, straight from Safari.
It’s possible to capture Live Photos midway through a FaceTime call.
A specialist keyboard has been introduced to make one-handed typing easier.
Users can swiftly deactivate Touch ID and contact emergency services with five quick presses of the power button.
Music & Videos
Parts of Apple Music have been redesigned, and you can now “follow” your friends to see what they’re listening to.
Nothing much to report here. Minor refinements but no big changes.
A toggle in Settings allows you to prevent websites from tracking you.
Not much has changed here – and there’s still no way to “delete all,” unfortunately.
You can save on storage space by allowing iCloud to automatically offload apps you rarely use.
A new setting called Smart Invert is the closest thing we’ve got to a “dark mode”.
You can now scan QR codes without a third-party app, and you can record video footage of your display. It’s also possible to move multiple apps at once on your Home screen. A new app called Files gives full access to all of the documents saved to your device.
Nothing new to see here! If your device isn’t working properly, all the old tips still apply.