WWDC 2017 keynote is over and iOS 11 is officially in the wild, as a developer beta. As is usually the case, Apple highlights the best features in the keynote. But there are a lot of small, interesting changes and features that don’t make it to the keynote. This is where we come in.
This time, iOS 11 is hiding some productivity focused gems. There’s a customizable Control Center, screen recording feature and a lot more.
Must Read: The 10 Best iOS 11 Features for iPhone
1. Drag Multiple Apps
On both the iPhone and iPad, you can now select multiple apps. Tap and hold apps till they jiggle. Tap on one app and drag it. Now tap on other app icons and they’ll be selected as well. Now go to another page and release your finger to drop them all.
2. Type to Siri
There’s a new toggle in Settings -> Accessibility -> Siri that enables the options to type to Siri.
3. Customizable Control Center
The redesigned Control Center is one of the biggest features in iOS 11. But it gets better. Control Center is actually customizable. Go to Settings -> Control Center and you’ll be able to add and remove actions.
4. Screen Recording
One of the actions that you can add to Control Center is Screen Recording. This is the only way to enable this feature. When you tap on the Screen Recording feature, you’ll start recording your screen. Tap on the blue bar at the top to stop the recording. The video file will be saved in the Photos app.
5. One Handed Keyboard
iOS 11 brings one-handed mode for iPhone 6 and higher. Tap and hold the Globe icon. Then tap on the left/right docked icon to engage the one handed mode.
6. Unified Notifications
You’ll now be able to access all notifications from the Lock Screen. In the empty space, just swipe up to see the Notifications.
7. Flick Keys in iPad
On your iPad Pro, swipe down on any key to type the alternate character.