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These are the features of iOS 11 which will change your iPhone and iPad

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These are the features of iOS 11 which will change your iPhone and iPad
Apple has launched the iOS 11 for the public and you can download the latest version of iOS 11 from the setting option of your device. I believe that many of you must have downloaded the latest version of iOS 11 as it gives a great experience on your existing devices. If you have downloaded the iOS 11 on your device we have aggregated the features that you should try on iOS 11 just after upgrade.

In this article, we are going to talk about the three great features of iOS 11 which will change the way you use your iPhone and iPad.

iPad multitasking

For the most part, the iPad version of iOS has always felt pretty much the same as it did on the iPhone. That started to change a year ago when Apple first allowed two different apps to split the screen between them. But that feature was just a warm-up for iOS 11, which brings a new file manager, the ability to “drag and drop” photos and other items between apps, and a bunch of improvements to windowing and multitasking.

If this all sounds a bit Windows 95, well, it is. Compared with the likes of a Microsoft Surface or even a Samsung Note smartphone, these changes are overdue. But now they are here, they work rather nicely.

The most obvious change is the Mac OS-style “dock” of your favorite apps, which appears when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen. If you already have a full-screen app open, you can now drag another up from the dock to run alongside it. At first, this opens in a hovering window, but you can also drag it further to place the two apps side by side.

The dock can hold up to 13 of your most-used apps. If you do not fill up that many, iOS suggests three that it thinks will be most useful at any given moment, based on things such as your recent usage or time of day. The whole system reduces your reliance on the home button, either for switching between apps with a double-press or having to return to the home screen every time you want to do something new.

Apple seems to be preparing us for a day when, as it has with the all-screen iPhone X, the iPad loses its physical home button.

All new ARKit

On the iPhone, iOS 11’s flagship feature is its platform for new “augmented reality” apps. For now, most ARKit apps are use-once-at-a-party novelties. A few point to the promise of AR in the shopping, gaming, and utilities.

Trying out virtual furniture in my real living room with the Ikea Place app worked well — chairs appeared to be the right size next to my existing chairs and table. 8i’s Holo app put realistic holograms of Spider-Man and a tiger in my kitchen. A game called Egg, Inc let me build a chicken farm on my coffee table.

One of the most popular kinds of apps so far is a virtual tape measure, allowing you to draw a line between two or more points to see how many inches apart they are. Of those I tried, MeasureKit and tape measure were the most accurate and easy to use.

The best party trick, though, is Magic Sudoku, which combines AI, AR and character recognition to solve instantly any number puzzle you point it at.

Control centre

Both iPhone and iPad share a redesigned Control Centre: the quick-access shortcut pane that appears when you swipe up from the bottom of the phone’s screen.

The old control center had three different panels, two of which were dedicated to music playback and HomeKit smart-home switches, respectively.

Now it is all on one screen, about half of which can be customised to the tools you use most often. That could be a flashlight, calculator, camera or timer.

For the moment, though, only Apple’s own features can be accessed this way; in the future, it would be great to be able to create a shortcut to the Instagram camera or a Lyft pick-up.

Making the most of the new Control Centre depends on discovering that long presses and “3D Touch” open up another hidden layer of shortcuts. Pressing firmly on the camera icon, for instance, brings up extra options for selfies and videos, whereas tapping lightly just opens the standard camera window.

These extra pushes and presses may not be as intuitive as a clearly-labeled button, but they do make the system faster, once discovered.

As these hidden actions, ARKit and iOS 11’s new iPad controls show, Apple’s “multitouch” interface continues to evolve, even 10 years after the iPhone was first introduced.

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