Coolest #iOS 11 Features Revealed: Launch set to September 12 with #iPhone 8!

On September 12 Apple will roll out #iOS 11 – a new version of the operating system which powers iPads and iPhones. It’s set to a big release for iPad fans because it will introduce a range of functions which people have been hoping to see for a very long time.

A beta version of iOS 11 was released to developers earlier this year during WWDC, but the public will have to wait a few weeks longer to try out a full version of the software. At WWDC, Apple revealed its HomePod speaker system, a new range of iPad Pros and all manner of other goodies at WWDC.

But the release of iOS 11 might be the biggest news of the year for Apple fans because it looks set to make BIG changes to their iPads and iPhones.

Here are some of the coolest features of iOS 11:

• Customise Control Center 

Go to Settings —> Control Center to customise your iPhone or iPad for your preferences. Remove, add or rearrange priority items like your calculator and alarm for easy access.

• Multitasking 

Drag an app out of the dock and use Slide Over or Split View to accomplish two things at once – like scrolling through the News app, while also typing a note in Messages.

• Drag and Drop

With drag and drop on iPad, use the power of Multi-Touch to quickly and easily move text, images, and files between apps and select multiple items with just a few taps. Soon, you may notice many of your favorite apps add this capability too.

  •  Files app

With the all-new Files app there’s one central location to browse, search, and organize files that are stored on your iPad, in iCloud Drive, and even on other cloud services.

• Document Scanner

Scan single or multiple-page documents with the new document scanner, which automatically finds the edges of your page from any angle and centers your document for the perfect crop. Add annotations to your document using Markup with Apple Pencil on iPad Pro, making it super easy to sign and return forms without having to print them out.

• Instant Notes on iPad

Need to jot something down quickly? Simply tap Apple Pencil on iPad Pro and open Notes instantly from the Lock Screen. Use the search tool to easily navigate your handwritten text, when you need to find specific notes.

Do Not Disturb while driving

Eliminate all distractions while driving by automatically blocking notifications with the Do Not Disturb while driving feature.

• Indoor Maps

Navigate your way through major malls and airports with ease using Apple Maps’ detailed indoor maps feature.

• Siri 

Siri is the world’s most popular intelligent assistant, helping you get more done throughout your day. With iOS 11, Siri has a new, more natural voice, can translate US English into Mandarin, French, German, Italian or Spanish, and offers more proactive suggestions based on personal usage.

• Redesigned App Store

The App Store is redesigned to make discovering apps and games easier than ever before. The Today tab offers in-depth features and interviews curated by the App Store’s global team of editors to share the stories behind the apps and games that change the way we live and the developers whose ideas push and shape the world as we know it.

• Do more with Photos

Effects like Bounce, Loop, and Long Exposure offer more options for editing Live Photos and capturing all of those special moments. Memories is enhanced with more memory types, better curation, and new portrait-oriented Memory Movies. People are easier to use, more accurate, and syncs across your devices via iCloud Photo Library.

It’s worth noting that some older iPhone and iPad models are not compatible with iOS 11.

Here’s a full list of devices that will be eligible for the free update.

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s

iPad 12.9‑inch iPad Pro, 10.5‑inch iPad Pro, 9.7‑inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2