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10 really unknown features of iOS 11 which are coming to your iPhone

iOS 11
10 really unknown features of iOS 11 which are coming to your iPhone
About couple of months back, Apple showed off a lot of cool new features coming to iOS 11 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch at WWDC 2017, but they only just touched the surface of what iOS 11 has to offer and as I always say that can be many reasons for that from which time constraint of the event is on the top.

But wait, if you are satisfied with what Apple has explained about iOS 11 in launch event then you are missing the majority of the cake slice. As iOS 11 has a lot of hidden gems to explore and can be really beneficial when it comes out to your devices in September (as expected).

In this article, we are going to talk about the 10 such features of iOS 11, which will change the way you use your iPhone and interesting part is many of them are unknown to most of us. 

Customize control center

This was another big item from our wish list, and it's a good start to customizing the Control Center. In the settings, you can add, remove, and rearrange options in the pull-up menu, but you're limited to Apple apps and services, which means no third-party app integration. Hopefully, this will come in the future, but we're not betting on it.

Airplane Mode, Cellular Data, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirDrop, Personal Hotspot, Rotation Lock, Do Not Disturb, AirPlay, and the Music controls are all non-customizable, meaning they you can't remove any of them.

The Flashlight Has Another Intensity Option

If you 3D Touch on the flashlight icon in the Control Center, you'll notice that instead of three intensity options (low, medium, high), there's a fourth one. The names have been removed, so you'll just have to guess at what the fourth one is called.

You Can Screen Record Without Your Mac

Hidden in the Control Center's customizable settings, there's a new Screen Recording option. That means you no longer need QuickTime on your computer or some shitty third-party app that doesn't work well (or at all).

Just add the option to your Control Center, then tap on the icon to start recording. If you 3D Touch on it, you can enable the microphone, too. You can turn it off the same way, or via the blue status bar indicator. Then all you have to do is tap on the notification that it was recorded and begin editing out the stuff you don't want.

You Don't Need 3D Touch for Control Center Quick Actions

If you have an iPhone that doesn't come with 3D Touch, you're not left out in the cold again when it comes to quick actions. You can now long press on almost any icon in the Control Center to bring up the same quick actions that 3D Touch users get. This means you can now adjust flashlight intensity, among other things. Unfortunately, this long-press feature for older iPhones is only available in this menu, not on the home screen or elsewhere.

You Can Share Wi-Fi Passwords with Nearby Devices

No more do you have to try and type out long, complicated passwords on your iPhone. Now you can just ask someone already connected to the network to share their password with you over the air — no typing involved. As long as both devices are running iOS 11, it'll work (and macOS High Sierra is even supported).

There's New Screen Effects for iMessages

If you love Balloons and Confetti in your iMessages, you're going to love the new Echo and Spotlight screen effects that the Messages app has in iOS 11. Not much more to say here. Just seem them in action below.

Messages Can Be Store in iCloud

Yep, this means that all of your messages on your iPhone can finally really be synced with your messages on your Mac. Previously, it was a big mess, and messages you deleted on your iPhone would not delete on your Mac as well. This is a huge privacy concern, obviously, so this is a nice addition.

You Can Disable In-App Prompts for Ratings & Reviews

While Apple was already readying this new ratings and review system back in iOS 10.3, the system-wide toggle to disable feedback requests inside apps only appears in a few betas here and there. Now, it's back in iOS 11 (hopefully for good).

You Can Scan QR Codes in the Camera App

Say goodbye to all of your QR code apps, because you don't need them anymore. Apple built a QR code scanner right into the Camera app, so all you have to do is point your camera at a QR code and it will prompt you with what to do next, whether it's opening up a link in Safari, adding a number to your contacts, or joining a Wi-Fi network.

You Can Send Android Users Some Live Photos

While sending a regular Live Photo from an iPhone via MMS will still result in a still image for Android users, the Live Photos with Loop or Bounce effects will be sent as MP4 files. Right now, this is pretty buggy, and we had a small success rate, but it's the start of something good.

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