Apple packed a huge amount of improvements in iOS 11 including updates to Maps, keyboard, App Store, Siri and Control Centre.
The new OS from Apple brings a host of new features, tips and tricks. We’ve worked our way through the operating system in order to help you take advantage of the new stuff and allow you to understand the latest software on your iPhone. We’ve detailed the new ones from iOS 11 first, but included a number of our favourites and power tips that are still applicable from iOS 10 too so you can get the most from your phone.
We’ll keep an eye on things as new updates roll out, and if you’ve got any tips of your own that we’ve not covered, mention them in the comments.
Adjust flagshlight/torch brightness: Like in previous years, you can switch on your camera flash, using it as a torch, by opening Control Centre and tapping on the torch icon. If you want to adjust the brightness, force press the icon, then adjust the full-screen slider that appears.
Unlock your iPhone without pressing the home button: By default on Touch ID enabled iPhone and iPads, you now have to press the Home button to get to the Home screen. You can change this by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button > and then toggling “Rest Finger to Open”. Now you don’t have to press the button any more.
Crop and markup screenshots: Take a screenshot, then a small preview screenshot appears in the bottom left corner. Tap it and then use the tools shown to draw, write on, or crop the image.
Dismiss screenshot preview: To get the little screenshot preview off your screen, just swipe it left. Hey presto! It’s gone.