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iOS 11 Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Article ID = 179
Article Title = iOS 11 Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 16th May 2017
Article Last Updated = 27th June 2017
Article URL =

Article Brief Description:
Frequently Asked Questions about Apple's iOS 11


  • 32-bit apps are no longer supported - to see a list of 32-bit apps that are installed on your iOS device go to Settings app > General > About > Applications.
  • Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Vimeo seamless iOS integration/direct sign-in has been removed - you can still use these services via individual apps, the internet and sharing "extensions" (the latter only if the individual app is installed and supports that feature - the sharing extensions feature was introduced with iOS 8 in 2014).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will iOS 10.11 be released?
A. Apple stated in their keynote speech at WWDC on the 5th June 2017 that it would be available in the autumn of 2017. A public beta was first made available on 26th June 2017.
Q. How much will iOS 11 cost?
A. It is free, as in, a free download via the internet at ~1.5GB to ~6GB in size depending on your model of iPhone/iPad/iPod and whether you upgrade via iTunes or over-the-air (OTA).
Q. What do I need to run/upgrade to iOS 11?
A. The following iOS devices are compatible with iOS 11 but all of them may not support all special features: All other iOS devices including the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and the iPad 4th generation are not supported.
Q. What new features does iOS 11 have?
A. See Apple's iOS 11 Preview web page. MacStrategy's recommended features to note are:
  • Photos
    • Improved Live Photos editing options
    • Improved face recognition
    • Face recognition syncs across devices (iCloud Photo Library required)
  • Siri
    • Translation - starting with 6 languages (English, Chinese, Spanish, French, German and Italian)
    • Siri data is synced and encrypted
    • Personal DJ (Apple Music subscription required)
    • Smarter including better predictions with News, QuickType and Safari
    • Type to Siri (via an Accessibility option - Settings app > General > Accessibility > toggle "Type to Siri" ON/OFF)
  • Messages
    • Message history saved to iCloud
    • Person to person Apple Pay (USA only)
    • Quick access to apps/stickers with new app drawer
    • Business chat - customer service chat via iMessage
  • Maps
    • Indoor maps including airports - locations covered limited at launch. European airports available at launch:
      • Amsterdam AMS
      • Berlin TXL,SXF
      • Geneva GVA
      • London LHR,LHR
    • Lane guidance for satnav
    • One handed zoom
  • Camera
    • Photos now taken in HEIF format (High Efficiency Image File)
    • New professional-quality filters
    • Scan QR codes
  • New features that may be iPad ONLY - to be confirmed…
    • Dock
    • New multitasking
    • New app switcher
    • QuickType improvements including swipe down for additional characters on keys
    • Instant Notes - tap your Apple Pencil on the Lock screen and start taking notes immediately
    • Inline drawing
    • Scan and Sign - new Document Scanner in Notes automatically senses and scans a document, crops the edges, and removes any tilt or glare
    • Searchable handwriting (English and Chinese only)
  • New "Files" app - macOS Finder like application including access to third party storage services e.g. Dropbox, Box, Microsoft Drive, GoogleDrive
  • New customisable Control Center with 3D Touch
  • New App Store
  • HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding aka H.265)
  • Apple Pay "Cash"
  • Do not disturb while driving
  • Augmented Reality including ARKit for developers
  • Apple Music - share personal data such as playlists, what you like and what you are listening to (Apple Music subscription required)
  • Airplay 2
  • One handed keyboard - tap and hold the keyboard key and then select which keyboard you want (one handed left or right, centered)
  • Secure automatic setup (via camera) - hold your new iPhone or iPad near an iOS device or Mac you already own
  • Offload Unused Apps - documents and data are saved
  • Emergency SOS (via Settings app > Emergency SOS > Auto Call) - dials emergency services if Sleep/Wake button is pressed five times
  • Drag and drop - fully featured on iPads / limited options on iPhone
  • Password autofill for third-party apps
  • Wi-Fi password sharing
  • Improved AirPods settings
  • Screen recording (via Control Center)
  • Enterprise network security
  • Advanced Wi-Fi analytics
  • Unified iCloud Drive trash
  • NFC reader mode for third parties (iPhone 7 or later required)
  • Redesigned Podcasts app
Q. What special new features are supported by which model?
A. See the table below:
Table 1:'s iOS 11 new feature compatibility roundup
Feature iPhone 5s iPhone SE iPhone 6/6+
iPhone 7/7+ iPad 5th Gen iPad Air iPad Air 2 iPad mini 2/3 iPad mini 4 iPad Pro 9.7"/12.9" iPad Pro 2nd Gen 10.5"/12.9" iPod touch 6th Gen
Keyboard Flick ✖︎︎✖︎︎✖︎︎✖︎︎9.7"✖︎︎
Person to person Apple Pay payments✖︎︎✖︎︎mini 3✖︎︎
Q. What features are available in my country?
A. Based on Apple's feature vs country availability list the following features are available in the United Kingdom:
  • News [iOS 9.1 or later required]
  • Apple Music [iOS 8.4 or later required]
  • Beats Radio [iOS 8.4 or later required]
  • Apple Pay [iOS 8.1 or later required]
  • Maps [iOS 6 or later required]
  • Maps > Standard
  • Maps > Satellite views
  • Maps > Directions
  • Maps > Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Maps > Flyover (Birmingham, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Stonehenge)
  • Maps > Public Transport Transit Routes (London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield, Bristol, and Cardiff)
  • Maps > 3D Buildings in Navigation (Birmingham, London, Manchester)
  • Maps > Traffic
  • Maps > Local Search
  • Maps > Nearby
  • Maps > Business Reviews and Photos
  • Siri [iOS 6 or later required]
  • Siri > Sports
  • Siri > Twitter integration
  • Siri > Facebook integration
  • Siri > Local Search
  • Siri > Directions
  • Siri > Restaurant Information
  • Siri > Restaurant Reviews
  • Siri > Film Information
  • Siri > Film Reviews
  • Siri > Film Showtimes
  • Siri > Shazam
  • QuickType [iOS 8.1 or later required]
  • QuickType Keyboard > English UK
  • QuickType Keyboard > Predictive Input (English UK)
  • QuickType Keyboard > Dictation
  • Spotlight Suggestions [iOS 8.1 or later required]
  • Apple CarPlay [iOS 7.1 or later required]
  • iTunes Store > music, films and TV)
  • App Store > apps and games
Features specifically not available in the United Kingdom:
  • Siri > Restaurant Reservations
Q. What are the standard Apple iOS apps?
A. Below is a list of standard Apple provided iOS apps included with iOS 10 that can now be removed hidden (not all apps are installed on all devices):
  • Calendar
  • Compass
  • Contacts†
  • FaceTime
  • Find My Friends
  • Home
  • iBooks
  • iCloud Drive
  • iTunes Store
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Music††
  • News
  • Notes
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Stocks
  • Tips
  • Videos
  • Voice Memos
  • Watch app†††
  • Weather
NOTE: Apps can only be re-downloaded unhidden or "updated" via your iOS device - you cannot use iTunes. This is because apps are not actually deleted from your device (only user data and necessary hooks are removed). The signed, secure version of the app remains on your device, just hidden. "Re-downloading" an app doesn't actually involve a download and instead simply "unhides" the app on your device.
† - You can remove hide the Contacts app from an iPhone only. If you remove hide Contacts, you won't lose your contact information. You can still find all of that information in the Phone app.
†† - If you remove hide the Music app, it won’t be available to use with CarPlay.
††† - If you try to remove hide the Watch app from an iPhone that’s paired with an Apple Watch, an alert asks you to unpair your Apple Watch before you can remove the app.
Q. How do I remove hide the standard Apple iOS apps?
A. Locate the icon for the app you want to remove. Tap and hold until it jiggles and an x appears in the top left. Tap the x. Confirm you want to remove the app.
Q. How do I get a standard Apple iOS app back that I have removed hidden?
A. Go to the App Store on the device where it has been removed hidden. Search for the app you want in the App Store. Locate it and tap the cloud icon to reinstall/unhide it (it is not actually downloaded, it is simply unhidden).

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