Apple’s iPhone 8 is set to be released some time today and with it comes the iOS 11 mobile software. So, if you’re deciding if you should get the iPhone, here are some features that you should know about:
The New Look Control Centre
While iOS 10’s Control Centre was pretty stellar at helping you multitask, iOS 11’s revamped look will help you do even more in less time.
Instead of having to swipe right to access volume control when you’re listening to music, all of your options are in one compacted menu.
No Disturbance While Driving
The iOS 11 update will give your phone the ability to detect when you’re driving so that’s one less thing to worry about if you’re picking your kids up from school and need to quickly put them in their car seats.
You’ll also get the option of sending automatic replies to people intending to call or text you to let them know that you’re on the road.
Translations From Siri
With the new update, Siri can now translate a host of different languages including English, Chinese and French for you. This way, when you’re travelling for a work trip, you don’t have to fumble through directories anymore!
iMessage For Apple Pay
A major update of iOS 11 is the addition of Apple Pay in iMessage. With the update, you can instantly send payments across to contacts and pay them back for your share of lunch.
Besides the Do Not Disturb while driving function, iOS 11 also features another safety function, the Emergency SOS.
The function helps you trigger a call to emergency contacts during an emergency.
While we hope you never have to use that function, it’s still a great idea to set it up once the iOS becomes available.