Friday, 18 August, 2017

How to make sure your apps will still work with iOS 11

Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals (+ video) Microsoft OneDrive will support the NEW Files app in Apple's iOS 11
Earnest Maxwell | 19 June, 2017, 03:52

Of course, iOS 11 is still in early beta stages, meaning it's entirely possible that Apple could change or remove a feature completely by the time the OS releases this fall.

- iOS 11 will support augmented reality (AR) applications. This means users now have the option to blast high-quality music files straight from their iPads and iPhones. Talking of multitasking, drag and drop is now a bigger part of iOS for iPad. The platform has been created in such a way that it is able to take advantage of the iPhone's camera, motion sensors and graphics processors, to allow developers create apps and games that combines the real world with the virtual world.

iOS 11 contains updates to current iOS 10 features and and adds new ones, too.

After all, one of the main reasons Apple is launching Files is to give iPad owners more flexibility to use their tablets as improvised laptop stand-ins. You don't have to wait to try iOS 11 though.

Apple's AirDrop feature can be super useful if you want to share a ton of photos with nearby, iPhone-wielding friends. A system-wide dark mode that changes the color scheme in all first- and third-party apps is something that iPhone users have been begging for each and every year for as long as we can remember.

The icon of offloaded apps will remain on the iOS home screen but they're greyed out and have a cloud-download icon similar to the one used for items purchased from iTunes that are stored in iCloud but not on the device.

Apple won't make iOS 11 available through its public beta program until next month, but now is as good a time as any to join and get ready for iOS 11. This includes a new feature called Offload Unused Apps that deletes dormant apps from the phone without losing data on it, Maps improvements like lane guidance, Do Not Disturb While Driving feature, and even speed limit indications. Just like that, the iPhone can also now connect to the WiFi network.

Say an iPad running iOS 11 is already connected to the network and a new iOS 11 device such as an iPhone needs to connect to the same network.

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