Apple Introduces 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature for iOS 11

Randall Craig
June 10, 2017

Thomas Peter/Reuters Yesterday, Apple announced the latest reiteration of its mobile operating system and while regular consumers will have to wait until autumn to try out the new iOS 11 on their iPhone and iPad devices, developers are already taking advantage of their early access to the beta version.

Previewed this week at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, iOS 11 will support new features for augmented reality apps, a smarter and more language-savvy Siri digital assistant, expanded payment options through Apple Pay, and more.

Hence, the iPhone 5S and newer devices will receive the upgrade.

Even in Apple's statement, it was emphasized that the upcoming iOS 11 contributes to making iPads more powerful, and the Files app was named as one of the factors that make it so. This means that they might not be compatible with latest devices and can cause many technical difficulties for users. One of them was the new "dark mode" in iOS 11. But Apple, why did you do that?

Meanwhile, Touch Arcade was able to obtain a screenshot that showed that their publication's iOS app - running at 32-bit - bore a warning message that said, "This app is no longer supported on iOS 11". Below is the feature that is new to iOS 11. With iOS 11, Apple introduces ARKit, which brings augmented reality to iOS devices by allowing developers to easily build AR experiences. On that page, you will see the option for Offload Unused Apps. When watchOS 4 arrives this fall, Apple Watch users will be able to tap their wearable on an NFC reader that's on a gym equipment.

Head over to Settings iTunes & App Stores scroll down to the bottom, where you can find Offload Unused Apps option, just toggle the button to disable the feature.

iOS 11's refinement and redesign of Apple's iOS ecosystem has been the talk of the town in the past 2 days. This could open up a new avenue of possibilities to how NFC can be used on the iPhone.

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