iPhone User Guide iOS 11Apple released iOS 11 for all supported iOS devices, iPhones and iPads. The latest version of iOS brings with it a number of new features and enhancements for you to play around with. If you are not particularly tech savvy, the new features and additions in iOS 11 be a bit too overwhelming or you might not be able to figure out how to use a particular feature. To help you with this, we have compiled all the new features that Apple has introduced in iOS 11 below along with relevant how-tos on how to use them.
The new iMessages app in iOS 11 packs in plenty of new features to help bring your conversations to life. This includes a dedicated app store, sticker support, attachments, and more.
How iMessage Apps will work
iMessage now has its own App Store where you can download stickers, GIFs, and more. To get you started though, Apple already includes four set of sticker packs in iOS 11.
How to send stickers in Messages app in iOS 11
You know how you can send a Like in the Facebook Messenger and how you can react to status updates in Facebook with different emoticons? This lets us quickly acknowledge that we’ve read the message and even show how the message makes us feel, very quickly, without even typing anything. The new Tapback feature in the Messages app of iOS 11 lets you do just that.
How to send reactions in Messages in iOS 11
Among the most innovative features in the new iMessages app in iOS 11 is the ability to send bigger emoji. And even better, you can replace words with Emoji in the Messages app easily.
How to send 3x bigger emoji in Messages in iOS 11
How to replace text with Emoji in Messages in iOS 11
It means is that for a second or two, your iPhone’s screen becomes your canvas. And whatever you doodle/write on it is send to the conversation, with an animation of exactly how you drew it. It’s pretty cool. You can do it on photos and videos as well.
How to use Digital Touch in Messages app in iOS 11
iMessage in iOS 11 is making it easier to manage attachments that you send or receive. By managing your iMessage attachments smartly, you can keep your iPhone free from clutter.
How to manage attachments in iOS 11
There’s no escaping it. The new bubble and full-screen effects in the Messages app in iOS 11 are loud. Colorful, and loud. If you are unsure on how to use Effects in iMessage, check our how-to below. And if your brain is annoyed by so many colors or sudden movement from the effects, we have a solution for that as well.
How to send animations in Messages in iOS 11
How to send messages with Bubble effect in iOS 11
Disable effects in the Messages app in iOS 11
Did you know that you can now send GIFs in iOS 11? And you don’t have to manually hunt for a relevant GIF as well. Its all inbuilt.
How to send GIFs in iOS 11
Invisible Ink: Ever wanted to send some a secret message? Like in those movies. The message would only be revealed when they put it under this certain light. Well, you can do a version of it in the Messages app in iOS 11. It’s called Invisible Ink.
How to send a message in invisible ink in iOS 11
You can finally markup images in iMessage in iOS 11. Yes, drawing dog ears on your friend’s graduation photo and sharing it in a group chat just got infinitely easier.
How to markup images in Messages app in iOS 11
Quickly Send selfies
You know what’s better than sending an emoji, a bitmoji, or a GIF reaction? Sending a picture of your actual facial reaction to the message you just got. Call me old fashioned, but it just has its own charm. If you think so as well, the new Messages app in iOS 11 just made this a lot easier to do.
How to quickly send a Selfie in Messages app in iOS 11
iMessage in iOS 11 comes with its own App Store that features a variety of apps, games, and stickers.
How to install and use iMessage apps in Messages App in iOS 11
The Music app has received a huge overhaul in iOS 11 that makes using Apple Music simpler to use. The bold redesign means that you might have to make yourself familiar with basic features of the app once again.
Wondering how to shuffle songs from your library, from an album or from the Now Playing view?
How to shuffle songs in the Music app in iOS 11
The iOS 11 Music app redesign, while much of an improvement, has left many eyebrows raised. From hiding the Up Next queue in a place no one can figure out, to the removal of star ratings and the “Add to Up Next” queue.
How to use Play Later feature in iOS 11
Download and manage music
The redesigned Apple Music app in iOS 11 is making it easier to manage your music library and download new songs from Apple Music. It also makes it easier to differentiate between songs downloaded to your device and the ones that are available for streaming.
How to automatically download and manage music in the Music app in iOS 11
If you own a 16GB iPhone, storing music on it can be a particularly tough task to manage since you are likely going to run out of space sooner than later. To ease your pain, Apple includes a handy new Optimise storage feature in Apple Music in iOS 11 to make managing space on your handset easier.
How to enable optimise storage feature in the Music app to free up space in iOS 11
The updated Music app in iOS 11 now features built-in support for showing lyrics so you can sing along to your favourite songs easily.
How to view song lyrics in Music app in iOS 11
The Music app in iOS 11 has received a big, bold redesign. And some feature placement has been shuffled a bit. Including the Shuffle feature. Don’t worry it’s all there (it’s not iOS 8.4 all over again).
How to shuffle songs in Music app in iOS 11
Photos iOS 11
Besides iMessage, the Photos app has also seen a major upgrade in its functionality in iOS 11. It borrows heavily from Google’s Photos app, with the only difference being that it manages to achieve all the features without having to upload your photos to cloud i.e. all the processing is done right on the device itself.
The smarter new Photos app is capable of searching for people, objects, and texts and more in your photos. This might seem like a trivial feature, but it definitely comes in handy every once in a while. Think how easily you can pull up all the photos of a particular friend or family member by simply searching for their name in the Photos app. Cool, ain’t it?
How to search for people, places, and objects inside Photos in iOS 11
How to add names to recognised faces in the Photos app in iOS 11
There is a new Memories tab in the Photos app of iOS 11 that stores Memories. Here you’ll find albums of sorts – Memories – generated periodically by the app itself, based on certain context. It can be a time, place, people you were with, or all of the above. The best way to explain it is when you come back from your next weekend trip, you’re sure to find a “Memory” for that location inside the Memories tab.
How to use Memories feature in iOS 11 Photos app
Mail New features
The Mail app in iOS 11 remains largely the same as before, but it does come with some major new features to help make managing your inbox easier.
Easily unsubscribe from Newsletters
The updated Mail app also makes it easier to unsubscribe from Newsletters
How to unsubscribe from Newsletters in iOS 11 Mail app
Quick reply from lock screen
The Lock screen in iOS 11 has received a major revamp and now comes with features like raise to wake. It now also provides you with quick access to widgets and lets one quickly reply to messages without having to open the app.
How to quickly reply to messages from Lock screen in iOS 11
Quickly call favorite contacts
Thanks to quick access to widgets, you can also quickly make calls to your favourite contacts without having to unlock the phone.
How to call your favorite contacts in iOS 11 without unlocking your iPhone
Disable Press to Unlock
The second generation Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 6s and iPad Pro is so fast that users were flying through the lock screen. Thus, whilst revamping the lock screen for iOS 11, Apple has changed the unlocking behaviour for iOS as well. Instead of simply keeping your finger on the Touch ID sensor, one has to press the button to unlock their device now. This is already causing confusion for new users. And people are worried that such a frequent use might wear out their home buttons. I personally think that we’ll all get used to it in a while.
How to disable Press Home to unlock feature in iOS 11
Disable Lock screen widgets
Don’t like widgets on the lock screen? You can always disable them.
How to disable lock screen widgets in iOS 11
Others New iOS 11 Features
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The Notes app in iOS 11 has received some major new collaboration features and some basic new additions like checklists.
How to share and collaborate Notes in iOS 11
View Voicemail Transcripts
With iOS 11, Apple has introduced a new transcription feature for voicemail that automatically transcripts your unread voicemails.
How to view voicemail transcripts in iOS 11
Finding Your Parked Car Location
iOS 11 is all about getting a little bit smarter, and making small annoyances a thing of the past. One of those delightful little features in the Maps app is the ability to automatically find your parked car. Now, when you leave your car (as long as it’s not at your home address), iOS 11 will remember the location.
How to find your parked car using Maps app in iOS 11
Clear all notifications
Apple has finally added the option to clear all notifications for all 3D Touch capable devices in iOS 11.
How to clear all notifications in iOS 11
New widgets: Widgets in iOS 11 are finally getting the attention they deserve. Almost all the widgets in the stock app have been upgraded to make them more useful.
How the new widgets of stock apps in iOS 11 look like
Remove stock apps
No longer will you have to create a folder called “Extras”, put in all the unused stock apps and drag it over the last Home screen. For Apple has finally, finally added a feature in iOS 11 that lets you delete all the stock apps.
How to delete stock Apple apps in iOS 11
Wake Alarm in Clock
iOS 11 brought a lot of little things. One of these features was tucked under the new “Bedtime” tab in the redesigned Clock app (that dark mode looks amazing though). Wake Alarm feature is simple. Basically, you tell the Clock app what time you usually wake up, how much time you’d like to sleep and the app will take care of the rest.
How to use Wake Alarm feature in iOS 11 to master your sleep cycle
iOS has always been the leader in terms of accessibility features, and with iOS 11 Apple is making things even better by introducing Color Filters to help people with color blindness.
How to enable screen filters to help with color blindness in iOS 11
Home is an entirely new app iOS 11, that’s supposed to be the only app you’ll ever need for controlling all the smart home (HomeKit) devices that you own. Once you’ve setup the particular devices using their own apps and pairing systems, you’ll see them in the Home app.
How to Use the New Home app in iOS 11
iOS 11 Supported Devices
iOS 11 features will drop support for devices with a 32-bit processor: the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, and the fourth-generation iPad. It is the first version of iOS to run exclusively on iOS devices with 64-bit processors.
- iPhone 5S
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6S
- iPhone 6S Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPod Touch (6th generation)
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPad (2017)
- iPad Mini 2
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad Mini 4
- iPad Pro (12.9-inch)
- iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
- iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
How to get iOS 11
If you own an iPhone and want to download the iOS 11 public beta, first make sure you have a compatible smartphone. iOS 11 works with iPhone 5S up through the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, so those who own an iPhone 5 and below are out of luck. It's easiest if you use your iPhone to go to the Apple Beta Software Program website, which is beta.apple.com/profile.
Sign in using your Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you'll need to create one. Once signed in, you'll need to agree to the Apple Beta Software Program Agreement.
Next select 'Download profile'. This is your configuration profile needed to install the beta. Your phone will prompt you to install the profile, and simple onscreen instructions will walk you through the process.
You'll ultimately be taken into the Settings app, where you'll select 'Download and install' to receive the iOS 11 public beta.
For any future beta software updates, go into Settings > General > Software Update and select 'Download and install'. iPhones running iOS 8.1.3 and up will automatically receive iOS 11 updates over the air.
iOS 11 User Guide
Here the file in iOS 11 User Guide for iPhone ( iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone iOS 11) in PDF format. Get Free download iOS 11 Manual PDF here.
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