The possibilities of iOS 11 for our devices are quite versatile – there’s no doubt about that – but depending on how we use our iPhone or iPad, there are always some that become our favorites in essential. Yes, this new operating system brings them and has already conquered us with some features that are worth sharing.
From this first list, we’ve selected some that make it super practical to use our mobile or tablet in different circumstances, as we’ll see next.
Dare to try these 5 tricks as soon as you have iOS 11 running on your iPhone or iPad.
1. Let contacts know when driving
Do Not Disturb mode is not new to iOS 11, but what is new this time is that it will automatically activate when it detects that you are driving, as well as sending responses to people who write to you while you are on the road. To set up the operation and to specify what is in the auto-reply texts, open the iOS Settings and tap Do Not Disturb.
2. Write your requests to Siri
Saying voice commands to Siri is not always practical – if we are in a library, for example – but iOS 11 allows you to type your requests instead. From Settings, then General, Accessibility, Siri, and then select the Write to Siri option. So, the next time you start Siri, you can write instead of talk.
3. Set up your Apple Music profile
If you’re an Apple Music member, iOS 11 lets you set up a profile page for yourself, which you can use to share your love of music with your friends. To do so, open the For You tab in the app, then tap your avatar, select Start Sharing with Friends, and then select Start. The application will guide you through the process of setting up your profile.
4. Documents can be scanned directly into Notes
From the Notes application of iOS 11 you can now scan documents and digitize all the papers you no longer want to see in your home or office. To do this, tap the new notes button, then the more button, and then Scan Documents. iOS 11 will help you frame the document in the camera view of your phone, and then scan it and save it as a note.
5. Enable one-handed mode on the keyboard
To make your big screen iPhone easier to use, Apple has added a one-handed mode to the vertical keyboard. To use it, simply press and hold the emoji button on the keyboard (bottom right), then tap the one-handed mode with your left or right hand. Once you are ready to resume normal two-handed typing, repeat the process and select your regular keyboard.
Have you already tried any of these functions?