5 new settings in iOS 11 you should know about

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iOS 11 is officially here after months of beta testing. The Cupertino company rolled out several beta versions of iOS 11 in an attempt to collect reviews from users and tech experts worldwide. iOS 11 doesn’t offer a significant change, but it still comes with a ton of exciting things that encourage iOS 10 users to upgrade.

With iOS 11, Apple has made a lot of changes in the Settings app, making it more intuitive and more visually appealing. However, if you are a newcomer, some of iOS 11’s changes may be a little bit confusing. With that in mind, we believe that we can help you out.

In this article, we have compiled a list of the five new settings in iOS 11. Before we begin, note that you can get iOS 11 software update now by heading to Settings > General > Software Update.

  1. Control Center

With iOS 11, Apple has completely redesigned the Control Center, making it more customizable and more intuitive. You now can add a wide range of toggles to your Control Center for quick access.

To do this, head to the Settings app and select Control Center. From here, tap on Customize Controls and hit the plus icon to the left of the toggle you want to add to Control Center. After that, head back to the Control Center screen and enable access to Control Center within apps.

  1. Do not disturb while driving

iOS 11 introduces a new feature called Do Not Disturb While Driving, which automatically mutes alerts and notifications while you are driving. This is great addition to iOS, as it helps you stay focused on the road.

To enable the feature, head to Settings > Do Not Disturb > Activate and select your activation method. If you choose When Connected to Car Bluetooth, the feature will be activated while connected to a Car Bluetooth device.

  1. Storage and shut down button

With iOS 11, Apple introduces a brand new iPhone storage and iPad storage section, allowing users to better take control of their device’s storage. You can head to Settings > General > iPhone or iPad Storage. Tapping on it will take you directly to your iPhone Storage section where you will find out how much storage you have left.

iOS 11 introduces a secret and handy shut down button in the Settings app. To access it, you need to launch the Settings app on your device and navigate to the bottom of the page.

  1. Emergency SOS section

Emergency SOS feature has been available on iOS since the days of iOS 10. As the name suggests, the feature allows you to discreetly call the police in an emergency. With iOS 11, Apple has redesigned the Emergency SOS section, offering more emergency options. To trigger Emergency services, you simply need to press the Sleep/Wake button on the right side of the phone five times.

  1. Disable Game Center

Game Center has been around for a while on iPhone and iPad. This is a great place where you can add friends, challenge their high scores and invite them to join your party. In iOS 11, you can turn off Game Center completely. To do this, head to Settings > Game Center and turn off the switch for Game Center.

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