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4 secret features of iOS 11 coming to your iPhone

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4 secret features of iOS 11 coming to your iPhone 
Apple has finally released the public version of iOS 11 for all the iOS device today. New iOS has whole lots of features and capabilities and many of you must have tested it with the beta version of the OS.

Other than the cool features of iOS 11, Apple talked in the launch event of OS in WWDC. There are many secret features which hide deep in the OS settings. Today in this article, we are going to talk about 4 such features which will help you get most of your device with iOS 11.

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Screen recording

If the 'Screenshots' album in your Photos app is constantly filled with thousands of WhatsApp conversations, memes and funny Instagram photos to send to your mates, you might be excited to know that there's a new, snazzier feature coming with iOS 11.

The new software will allow you to do screen recordings - so if you want to show your mum how to change her Facebook settings you can just record a little video and send it to her.

The feature was first uncovered by 20-year-old Faiz Shakir from New York, who had access to a beta version of iOS 11 through Apple's developer program, and shared details of the new function on his Twitter account.

But while screen recording has a range of useful applications, Shakir pointed out that the feature could potentially be used in more sinister ways: "I was shocked because you could be recorded while on FaceTime or Snapchat without your knowing," he said.

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'Emergency SOS' feature

iOS 11 will include an option to lock down your iPhone and get a hotline to the police whenever you find yourself in jeopardy.

The new "Emergency SOS" feature, spotted by programmers with access to the iOS 11 beta, is launched by tapping the iPhone's power button rapidly five times.

This temporarily disables TouchID, preventing would-be thieves or attackers from forcing a user's fingerprint onto the iPhone's Home button to unlock it.

It also brings up a shortcut to dial the emergency services on the lock screen. It does not automatically dial 999, but only requires a single swipe to do so.

If a user activates the Emergency SOS feature, a message will also be sent to their emergency contacts, with details of their current location.

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Scan QR codes

Scanning QR codes on an iPhone or iPad has traditionally required you to download an often poorly-made third-party app.

But with iOS 11, there's a QR code scanner built right into the native Camera app - so all you have to do is open the Camera app, point the iOS device at a QR code, and tap on the drop-down notification to act upon it.

Some beta users have taken to Twitter to share a glimpse of the feature in action. Examples include opening a web page, joining a Wi-Fi network, and adding someone to your contacts.

The feature is turned on by default but can be toggled on or off within the Camera section of the Settings app.

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New special effects in Messages

With the launch of iOS 10 last year, Apple introduced a range of new "bubble effects" that let you change the way your message appears, to emphasize the tone of what you are saying.

For example, if you want to "say it loud", the text will briefly pop out, shake and appear bigger, and if you want to "say it gently" the text will momentarily shrink inside the text bubble.

Now, with iOS 11, Apple is adding two more effects - a new "Echo" option, which repeats your message in a flurry of text across the screen, and "Spotlight," which shines a beam of light around your message.

There's also now the option to mute conversations within Messages - so if you're stuck in a group chat and are sick of the incessant notifications, you can turn them off.

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Just go to the main messages screen, swipe left on the conversation you want to mute and tap on "Hide Alerts". Problem solved.

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