Ten iOS 11 Tips and Tricks To Help You Enjoy iOS 11 Better

Apple has certainly taken over the entire tech scene with the release of iOS 11. The latest version of iOS is packed with plenty of high-end features and is sure to provide an impeccable experience to its users. To help you make the most out of iOS 11, we have listed some of its tips and tricks that you might not be aware of. Read on and be familiar with some of the best iOS 11 tips and tricks that every Apple fan should know.

Part 1: Best iOS 11 tips and tricks

If you wish to enjoy iOS 11 without any constraint, then start from the basics. While the brand representatives did an excellent job to provide most of the major features of iOS 11 during its WWDC presentation, there are plenty of things that Apple left for its fans to explore. For your convenience, we have listed some of the best iOS 11 tips and tricks right here.

1. Customized Control Center

This is one of the most evident iOS 11 features that you must have noticed while using iOS 11 for the first time. This was a much-needed feature that plenty of Apple followers were already waiting for. Now, you can easily customize the Control Center on your device.

Simply go to your device’s Settings > Control Center to add or remove various shortcuts on it. Also, you can simply drag and drop the provided sections in order to rearrange these options and customize your smartphone experience.

ios 11 control center

2. Type Commands to Siri

Yes. You have read it right. Now, you can access Siri without the need of providing voice commands. For years, the AI-enabled assistant could process only voice commands. Now, you can also type anything to Siri to seek its assistance without giving any voice command. To do so, just enter Siri’s interface and type anything you want to ask.

type to siri

3. Instant WiFi Sharing

Say goodbye to the age-old technique of typing WiFi passwords to access a network. With iOS 11, you can easily share WiFi passwords from one device to another wirelessly. After entering the range of a new WiFi network, simply hold your phone nearby an unlocked iOS 11 device that is already connected to the same network. This will send a request to this device. After granting the request, you will receive the password over-the-air and can connect to the new WiFi network on the go.

instant wifi sharing

4. Offloading of Apps

To let iOS 11 users manage the storage on their device, Apple has come up with an easy solution. Now, users can simply get rid of unused apps while retaining its data. By offloading an app, you would be able to remove it from your device to get more space. Though, you can also reinstall it in the future and use it without experiencing any data loss.

Simply turn on the feature of Offload Apps on iPhone storage. Now, visit the app you wish to offload and simply tap on the “Offload App” button. This will let you manage the storage on your device easily.

offload unused apps

5. Screen Recording

For a very long time, Apple users were facing trouble to record the screen activity on their device. Finally, with iOS 11, they can record the activity on their device’s screen with a single tap. The control center has an option for Screen Recording. All you got to do is tap on this button to start recording. When you are done recording, tap on the blue bar (at the top of the screen) to stop it. Your video recording will be saved on your device storage.

screen recording

6. Do not Disturb while Driving Mode

To make sure that its users drive responsibly, Apple has come up with this remarkable feature. Considered as one of the best iOS 11 tips, it can help you drive safely without getting distracted by your mobile. Simply put your phone on the “Do not Disturb while Driving” mode and stop receiving unnecessary notifications.

do not disturb while driving

Afterward, your phone won’t display any notification as long as you are driving. You can set a customized message for your “favorite” contacts as well to stay in touch with them when you are driving.

7. Low Power Mode

This is one of the best-kept secrets of iOS 11 as not many users are familiar with it. If you find your device running low on battery, then you can simply turn on the “Low Power Mode”. This will automatically shut down the background apps, lower the screen brightness, adjust network settings, and perform various steps to boost the battery of your device.

You can simply turn on/off this feature from the Control Center on your phone. If you don’t find it on the Control Center, then simply visit your phone’s Settings > Control Center and “add” it there for your convenience.

low power mode

8. Create PDF files from Safari

If you use your device for work, then this would be one of the most useful iOS 11 tips for you. With iOS 11, Safari provides a way to export any page as a PDF document. Whenever you wish to convert a page to a PDF document, simply visit its options and tap on the “Markup as PDF”. This will convert the page into PDF and let you mark up as well with some editing tools.

create pdf from safari

9. New AirPod Settings

Even though Apple has released AirPods previously, it has come up with plenty of new options to use them. Simply go to Settings > Bluetooth > Airpods in order to customize the way you use them. With these new options, you can set gesture controls and use each AirPod the way you like. For instance, you can use one to control music while the other one can be used to control Siri.

airpod settings

10. Smart Invert

While iOS 11 doesn’t have a dedicated “Dark Mode” feature, it has compensated it with Smart Invert. All you got to do is visit your phone’s Settings > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Invert Colors and turn on the feature of “Smart Invert”. This will change the entire system intelligently (flipping white to black, blue to orange, and so on). If you don’t like the blinding whiteness on your device, then this is a perfect solution.

smart invert

Bonus: Flick Keyboard on iPad

This iOS 11 tip can only be accessed on iPad. To make it easier for its users to type, Apple has come up with a brand new Flick Keyboard, designed specifically for iPad. The keyboard has alternative characters that can be used simply by swiping down. This will certainly save your time while typing on your iPad.

keyboard on ipad

Now when you know about some of these remarkable iOS 11 tips and tricks, you can certainly customize your smartphone experience. Go ahead and give these smart solutions a try and let us know about your favorite trick as well.

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