How to Update Your iPhone to iOS 11

Yolanda Curtis
September 22, 2017

iOS 11 is live, and has a host of new features for iPhone and iPad users.

Well, apparently the control centre isn't all that great because you can't actually switch off your WiFi and Bluetooth using it.

Apple believes the best iOS experience happens when Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are enabled on your devices. The Bluetooth toggle operates in a similar fashion. That is because Apple wants the iPhone to continue using AirDrop, AirPlay, Apple Pencil, Apple Watch, Location Services, and other features, according to the documentation.

Similar to Android devices, the Control Center on the iOS 11 provides a shortcut to quickly turn Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity on or off.

So what does happen when you turn off Bluetooth or Wi-Fi through Control Center? Some of these features, such as the option to connect with friends, were announced way back in June at the WWDC conference and are available with the new iOS 11. In iOS 10 and before (I'm not sure when the feature went in, but it's been there awhile) you can put the phone in Airplane mode, then activate Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, as shown below.

The Do Not Disturb While Driving feature is Apple's way of combating distracted driving.

Apple has recently announced its new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X, along with that they have also released the iOS 11 update for devices including iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPhone 7, 7 Plus and much more.

Users can select to enable the feature automatically when the vehicle is in motion, manually or when their iPhone connects to the car's Bluetooth.

It's not like the old control panel wasn't doing it's job, but there's something immensely gratifying about having everything streamlined and in one place when you swipe up on your screen.

As is the case with most software updates, there are several new features and tools that only eagle-eyed users may have noticed. This is the Screen Record icon. The Screen Recording is then saved to the Photos app on your device.

F-Secure hardware security head Andrea Barisani has urged Apple to change the Control Center toggle.

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