This iOS 11 Feature Takes Distracted Driving Seriously

Yolanda Curtis
June 7, 2017

The "Do Not Disturb While Driving" feature will be part of Apple's iOS 11 operating software to be released this fall. This year Apple made announcement regarding both software and hardware.

The new feature will detect when someone is driving and turn off all notifications, as well as setting an automatic text response to notify friends and family when the driver is behind the wheel.

"We think this is going to be a real important step in safety in the vehicle", he said. It's a handy feature for language learning or travel - just remember Siri requires an Internet connection, which means you'll need a data connection when traveling internationally. So, if you delete a conversation bubble on an iPad, it will also disappear on your other devices, and free up iMessage storage space.

Touch ID on iPad Pro is more responsive and gives users a simple and secure way to unlock iPad, keep personal information private within apps and approve purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store and iBooks Store.

Passengers who aren't driving can disable the feature.

Based on what you read in Apple News, words you type into messages or content you search for in the Safari web browser, Siri will make suggestions in other apps.

When it comes to virtual reality, Apple has not really stepped up on it. Software chief Craig Federighi showed how the system can place virtual 3-D objects inside the phone camera's field of view, and highlighted artificial intelligence software for facial recognition, barcode detection and language understanding. Users can flawlessly transfer and convert video/music to MP4/MP3 at one go for playing most video/audio files on iPhones iPads, incl. those running on newest iOS 11 previewed on WWDC 2017. He said that while he welcomed Apple's move, it is not a quick fix.

Updates to the 12-inch MacBook and flagship 13-inch and 15-inch Mac- Book Pros also included Intel's Kaby Lake processors to make the laptops more efficient, and could result in improved battery life. This makes the users' essential information such as where they are at a particular point of time, available to such companies to use as they see fit, which is a risky proposition.

The feature could be a life-saver for owners of pre-iPhone 7 16GB models but it could also help owners of the 32GB iPhone 7 given storage-hogging features like Live Photos.

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