Contents of Post
- 1 Must Read This article for iOS 11 Secret Tips
- 1.0.1 Auto-Delete Apps You Don’t Use
- 1.0.2 Mark Up Your Screenshots
- 1.0.3 Create PDFs From Web Pages
- 1.0.4 Customize Control Center
- 1.0.5 Record Video Of Your Screen
- 1.0.6 Use Messages Special Effects
- 1.0.7 Try A One-Finger Keyboard
- 1.0.8 Preparation For Emergency SOS
- 1.0.9 Stop Talking To Siri—Just Type
- 1.0.10 Do Cool Things With Live Photos
- 1.0.11 Related
Must Read This article for iOS 11 Secret Tips
Auto-Delete Apps You Don’t Use
Your first stop after getting iOS 11 should be settings > General > iPhone Storage > Offload Unused Apps, specially is space is at a premium. It will automatically remove any apps which is not used by you, but it won’t remove the data which is linked with the apps, so you can always download them again later. Please Note that once you enable it, you can’t turn it off in the same location. Apple appears to have put the disable option for offloading apps under this settings > iTunes & App Store-scroll down and you can see the toggle.
Mark Up Your Screenshots
Taking a screenshot has always been fairly easy in iOS: Just hold the power button and Home button at the same time. (On iPhone X, you’ll do it by holding the power button on the side and clicking Volume Up on the other side.) The Screenshot can be found in Photos, but now, a thumbnail appears on the screen. Tap it, and you’re taken into the new editing screen, where you can crop, add arrows/lines/shapes, put in text, sign it, magnify a section, highlight, write on it, type on it (and change the font) Select sections, undo/redo your actions, or use the lasso tool to grab your annotations and move them. When you click Done, you can save screenshot to Photos or just delete it.
Create PDFs From Web Pages
When you see a page online you want to save or share and you’d rather not use Evernote or OneNote, make it into a PDF that can be annotated. On the page in Safari, click the share button (the box with the arrow pointing up from the top). On the bottom row of icons that pops up, swipe left until you see Create PDF. If you plan to use it regularly, click the More button to reorder the icons, so Create PDF comes up first. Once they’re reordered, you’ll see a little marker icon at the top—tap it to access the annotation tools. When you’re done, click Save File to, and you’ll get the option to save to locations in the new Files app.
Customize Control Center
Swiping up from the bottom of the screen on an iPhone has always brought up Control Center, but in the past it was limited to just the controls Apple wanted to provide. While that’s still true for many of the controls, including network connections, audio playback, screen mirroring, brightness, and volume, you can now customize all the rest.
Add some cool controls in Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls, including Low Power, Text Size, Wallet, Stop Watch, Voice Memos, Do Not Disturb While Driving, Notes, and many more. (Your options may differ depending on the type of iPhone you have. Tap the green plus button to add something to Control Center; select the red minus button to delete.
To organize the order of the buttons, drag them using the menu on the right. Bonus tip: In Control Center, use a long-press to access an adjuster that controls the intensity of screen brightness, volume, and flashlight.
Record Video Of Your Screen
One of the best New features hidden in iOS is Screen Recording. You can access it only by adding the button to the Control Center in Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls. Swipe up to get Control Center, hit the round button, and you get a 3-second countdown to the iPhone recording all the moves you make on screen—you’ll be able to tell from the red banner at the top. It’s a perfect way to show off errors you’re experiencing or to show someone how to do something. The video is stored in Photos and its shareable. To add audio as you record, use 3D Touch (or press it for a long time) and you’ll get an extra option to turn Microphone Audio On. Tap the red status bat to confirm its time to stop, and trim your videos using the built-in tools to cut the beginning and end off of whatever you record.
Use Messages Special Effects
iOS 10 debuted the ability to send iMessages to other iPhone users with special effects, and iOS 11 has two new ones: Echo and Spotlight. To use them, type your message, hold down the send key, and tap Screen up top. Echo, which shows multiple echoes of your message (very effective with emoji), will be the first option. Swipe left to see spotlight, which puts a literal spotlight on your message. Keep Continue swiping left for other useful options.
Try A One-Finger Keyboard
Apple finally built a one-finger (thumb) keyboard option into the built-in QuickType keyboard. To access it, hold down the emoji icon, which is typically used to switch between the installed keyboards. You will notice two little mini-keyboard icons on left or Right-Pick the one closest to your typing thumb. If you want the one-thumb keyboard permanently, go to Settings > General > Keyboards > One Handed Keyboard and mark the one you prefer.
Preparation For Emergency SOS
Emergency SOS does two things: It initiates a call to 911 without you having to open the phone app to dial (you may need to specify your local emergency number). It’ll also deactivate Touch ID or Face ID in the new iPhone X). To turn it on, go to Settings > Emergency SOS. The actual activation is performed when you hit the power button on the side of the iPhone (not the Home button) five times in a row. You have the option to have the phone play a countdown warning sound for when the call will go through, presumably to warn off those intimidating you.
Stop Talking To Siri—Just Type
Before iOS 11, the only way to communicate with Siri was by using your voice. If you’d choose some subtlety, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Siri > Type to Siri. Hold down the Home button to indicate Siri is listing. You will get the same audio and screen feedback as common. This is also where one turns on “Control with Ring Switch,” so Siri does not speak up if you have the phone ring switch set to mute, which is always a good idea. If you set up Type to Siri, then the only way to talk to the digital assistant is to say “Hey Siri,” which you set up in Settings > Siri & Search.
Do Cool Things With Live Photos
With iOS 11, the frame rate of Live Photos increases from 15fps to 30fps and supports features such as Loop, the Boomerang-like Bounce, and Long Exposure. To try it out, snap a photo using Live Photos. Find the photo you want to edit in your Camera Roll and swipe up to select your desired effect. All three features are also available on the desktop via macOS High Sierra.
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