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iOS 11 officially available today: top features and how to install

iOS 11 Eligible Devices

Finally the iOS 11 is hitting the Apple supported devices today at 10:30 PM IST. After months in beta stage the final version is set to hit the supported devices today. This update is the biggest update to the apple mobile operating system since iOS 7. It is like an iterative operating system, iOS 11 completely changes the UI in many ways, mostly on the iPad.

iOS 11 is coming with many new features like tweaks to the use interface, multitasking features and some other refinements, making it one of the most comprehensive iOS update yet. It also brings the biggest visual overhaul to the operating system since iOS7 with bold fonts and a clean minimalist look.

Apple is entirely different from that of Android, the latest Android operating system is just installed in 13.5 percent smartphones while the iOS 10 is installed over 80% of the Apple devices. Surely, Android suffers from the fragmentation issues.

You can find the list of Apple devices getting iOS 11 here. Make sure you backup all your data to iCLoud or iTunes. As, it is a global roll out, the Apple servers are hit very hard so you may experience delay whilst trying to download the update.

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iOS 11 top features

As mentioned above, iOS 11 brings with a  new visual changes, bigger fonts, larger sub-headings and a clean look. Especially this update brings more changes to the iPad. It is also coming with a new App Store with separate tabs for apps and games, also you can experience a new App Store with complete visual changeover with larger fonts, large text and app icons are much more prominent.

iOS 11 also brings some changes to the Control Centre, provides more granular controls via 3D touch. The lock screen and the notification centre has become a single unit. The next biggest feature is the Siri, in this update Siri has changed dramatically, now it can speak in male and female voices and can now suggest topics based on user behaviour and translate languages. Also, Apple has finally brought the specific app for the file management.

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How to download and install iOS 11

From your iPhone/iPad

You will get a notification on your device when your copy is ready for download via OTA (Over the Air) on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Please don’t forget to back up your device before downloading the update.

Manually you can navigate to the Setting -> General -> Software Update then click on the download and install when your device shows you the iOS 11 update. Then the update will take some to download based on your internet connection. Finally agree the Apple terms and conditions, almost ready your device will restart and iOS 11 is live on your mobile.

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From iTunes

If you don’t have any Wi-Fi connection at home or want to perform a clean install of iOS, you can install iOS via iTunes. Please backup your device before the update.

1. Open the iTunes

2. Connect your iPhone or iPad

3. On the top bar you can see a small icon representing your iOS device. Click on the icon

4. Then Click on summary tab.

5. Click on Check fro Updates

6. Finally follow the on-screen instructions.

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