Here Are Our Favorite New iOS 11 Features

From Apple Pay to an improved Siri, we've tested the latest and greatest Apple updates.

The most recent iteration of Apple’s legendary iOS mobile operating system, iOS 11, boasts a host of features to appease the tech giant’s trendy fan base. If you’re not up to date with everything iOS has to offer, you may be missing out on something great. Keep reading, and we’ll give you an overview of the elements that make iOS 11 a step above the rest.

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What’s New with iOS 11?

First, bear in mind that Apple develops regular updates for iOS, each providing additional features. We’ll only be covering a number of iOS 11 basics, so the operating system has lots to explore beyond what’s listed below.

  • Apple Pay – Conveniently worked right into iMessage, Apple Pay gives services like Venmo, Facebook, and PayPal some stiff competition. Apple Pay makes it easy to shoot money to friends and family through an Apple Pay Cash account.
  • File management – Yes, you read that right. iOS now boasts one of the most basic, integral features of virtually any type of operating system: a file management app, appropriately named “Files.”
  • A new, improved Siri – Your favorite digital assistant has also received updates in the way of a new voice, translation features, and personalized usage features.
  • A lock screen overhaul – Apple users can now view all their notifications right from the lock screen, though users who prefer to keep their activity private need not worry, as the feature can be disabled.
  • The Control Center – Now, iPhone owners can gain access to a bevy of settings by simply swiping up to reveal the updated Control Center.
  • Apple Maps updates – Tired of resorting to third-party navigation apps to make up for Apple’s shortcomings? You’re in luck. Apple Maps now features lane guidance, mall and airport maps, and a speed limit indicator.

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Remember – this is only a basic introduction to iOS 11, so be sure to explore the benefits for yourself with a brand-new iPhone from Straight Talk.