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Here are 25 features that will get you hyped for iOS 11, including a brand-new Siri, new creative tools and awesome new photo options. 


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iOS 11’s Control Center is simplified

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Siri is better than ever

Big changes have come to Siri. The interface now looks more like Google’s “cards.” It also now has a type to Siri function. Instead of asking her out loud to do something, you can type it. This is great for all of those people whose commands seem to confuse the poor mobile assistant (shyly raises hand). 


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Awesome new camera features

So many new and wonderful camera advancements have been added to iOS 11. Now your device can take low-light portraits with optical image stabilization and HDR capabilities. Plus, videos can be compressed, looped, trimmed and edited.


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Grab photos from video

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Record your process

Showing friends how to use their phones has never been easier with the new screen recording feature. You can record whatever you’re doing on your phone — complete with voice-over commentary — and share the video.


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The format has changed, too

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Keyboard changes

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Swipe the numbers

Another keyboard update is the ability to access numbers without touching the Shift key. Just swipe down on the top row to reveal a number. Punctuation can also be accessed by swiping downward on letters.


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Begone, annoying volume slider

OMG, thank the fruit-named tech gods. That annoying screen-stealing volume control is gone. Now when you’re watching a video, the volume indicator is located in the corner of the screen. Go ahead, hug your tablet. We won’t judge.


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iPad gets layout changes

iOS 11 on the iPad features a new dock that can hold around 13 to 15 apps, depending on your iPad screen size. The apps can also be dragged and dropped to where you need them.


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The view is new, too

Apps can be viewed in Spaces mode, too, which is a change-up from iOS 10’s stacked view.


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Side by side always

If you like using Split View, good news! Apps placed side by side in Split View mode will stay together. You can pick them up again by swiping up.


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Three’s company

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Share with Apple Music

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Scan, bam, thank you, ma’am

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The Cover Sheet is here

The old Notification Center is out and the new Cover Sheet is in. It looks just like your lock screen. It shows the two newest notifications and hides the rest. To view the other notifications you need to swipe up on the screen.


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Be creative and add a drawing

You can add a drawing to your emails with a swipe of the finger. Just long-press and select Insert Drawing from the pop-up. 


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Drag and drop

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Doodle on screenshots

Since I often need to add notations to my screenshots, this feature is super handy. You can mark up any screenshot with various pen sizes and colors or highlight areas you want noticed.


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Your files, but better

The iCloud Drive app is gone and now there is a Files app. The new Files app will get your attachments and other files organized both locally and in cloud accounts. 


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Markup as PDF

You can also use the new Markup as PDF feature to turn any webpage, file or photo into an editable PDF. Just tap the Share icon, select Markup as PDF and it will get converted to a PDF. 


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Go dark

The new 11 iOS has a hidden dark mode. You can turn the background black by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Invert Colors. Then, toggle on Smart Invert


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Do the AirPod double-tap

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No more password blues

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