11 things to do with your iPhone now that you have iOS 11


iOS 11 has rolled out to millions of iPhones on September 19th, and now that you have installed the latest and greatest version of Apple's mobile platform, what can you actually do with it and what's new?


We went through all the new iOS 11 features and we're summing up the 11 coolest things that we found with the new software.

From enjoying the new ARKit apps and games to some hidden tips and tricks, here is a quick guide to what you should try out once you get iOS 11 on your iPhone.

FEATURED VIDEO

53 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 740; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

"change your wallpaper to a new one" - f**king gold! best feature ever.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No matter what they add, you guys are gonna find a way to bitch about it. I don't clog up Android Oreo articles claiming how mundane a change it is, not really seeing the point of you being here, other than to troll. God I wish I had that kinda free time on my hands, seriously.

4. Tipus

Posts: 868; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Then why to waste your time by replying?

5. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I have no clue why I still do. Maybe there's something wrong with me? I'll get that checked...

50. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Bro u have to admit.... if changing ur wallpaper a #1 feature in a 2017 update... yea there is a problem.. and that's coming from an iOS user for 3 years...

33. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Protectionist. As many posts as I read of him blasting Samsung/Android for every little thing, he seems to hit on people who do Apple the same. All platforms have plus and minuses that can be admired or complained about. Way too serious!

6. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

"I wish I had that kinda free time" and yet, your butthurt comment is much longer than him..

7. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

*Than his Troll harder weeb... Also, how long does it usually take you to type three sentences, 30 seconds?

17. hgoering

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

This site is overrun with Samsung and android fanboys, that swarm on every Apple article. It’s not worth trying to have a normal discourse with them, because their only goal is to antagonize.

19. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

But the best thing is, no matter how much they troll and hate, they don’t change a thing. Apple is still the most successful company of the world, admired by all other companies. Apple is still the role model for every Android OEM since every company wishes to be as successful as Apple.

21. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Apple is still the role model for every Android OEM since every company wishes to be as successful as Apple." You mean a role model in marketing snd profitability and not in actual tech... huh?

23. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I mean corporate success.

27. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Thanks for clarifying.

38. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

How can you be a role model, when you don't even adopt standards in tech? How can you be a role model, when it takes you 2 or 3 years to have what others have and even when you get yours, it does less than what we had for 3 years? Need an example? Apple is finally gonna have wireless charging. Its the same exact wireless charging we've had since the Galaxy S6. Apple finally waterproofs the iPhone 7, yet is only IP67 rated, when Samsung had an IP67 rated device 3 years prior and already has moved up to IP68. I don't see many OEM's following Apple. Most are doing far more and have been for awhile.

34. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Because no Apple fans do the same on Android/Samsung articles? Amazing how fans on both sides do the same thing, but yet when another fan talks about it, he only says it from one side. This site is overrun with Apple and Apple fanboys, that swarm on every Apple article. It’s not worth trying to have a normal discourse with them, because their only goal is to antagonize. - Ifixit

9. jellmoo

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

To be fair dude, they really shouldn't have lead with this, or included it at all. When you start a "best of" list for an OS update and the first thing you mention is a wallpaper, you're pretty much asking to be ridiculed.

12. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

not really. If i recall all of the new Samsung phone wallpapers are released here first and everyone goes crazy over them...

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That may be right to an extent, but listing new features of an OS update isn't always done by order of merit.

29. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I've hated the new control center and app store for a while now smh.

37. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

sorry pal but ur comment made me laf so hard..good one

47. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Lol Yeah!!!!! You know these Apple Lunatics are so admired about whatever apple does, if there were a poll that - "How many of you would love to make out with Siri", there will be a huge majority on voting Yes, including the most PA authors having voted so.

2. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Basically how you adjust to using a new OS version on any platform.

8. whatev

Posts: 2260; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I’d add a 12th thing: make android fans butthurt and bitter... Facts speak for themselves, just look at all the articles related to iOS 11, full of android trolls jealous and butthurt

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Butt hurt? Tell us that when you've got one new thing, atleast, among the list that Android hasn't done yet. Change your wallpaper* A friend of mine uploaded a video on Instagram today saying he's really excited of this new feature that records everything on his iPhone screen. I was chuckling all the way through.

11. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Only idiots would think that changing wallpapers is a new feature introduced in iOS 11. We are the ones chuckling here broski.

13. whatev

Posts: 2260; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Is it native on android? Can you send money safely like we can with iMessage? Do you have any of the AR apps that are available now for iOS? Do I need to keep going listing things? I’m chuckling all the way through already :-)

22. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Ya I can send my money through Hike messaging app across all platforms & talking about AR .......Asus Zenfone AR.

24. whatev

Posts: 2260; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Is that native sweetheart? Can’t you read? ;-)

31. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Be it native or not, still I can use those functionaliities in my phone. ;-)

32. whatev

Posts: 2260; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

So sad the performance is subpar :-(

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.