One of the great features of iOS 11 and later is the Files app. Saving and browsing files directly on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch now has native support. Not only can files be stored locally on the device, but iOS can take advantage of cloud-based storage solutions such as iCloud or Dropbox. Individual apps can even be configured to use different locations for file storage by default.
If you have updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 11, you may have noticed that the new Control Center toggles for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi don't fully turn off either service. If you turn them off you will disconnect from any devices that your iPhone is connected to, like AirPods, heart rate monitors, wireless speakers, or other accessories, but both services will remain on. This wasn't the case with iOS 10, where both could be fully disabled from the Control Center.
Apple has just released iOS 11.0.2 to fix a "crackling sound" that may occur during calls on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. This is the second bug fix released since iOS 11 was released on September 19, 2017. The new update also fixes a bug that causes some photos to be hidden, and an issue that causes some attachments in S/MME encrypted emails not to open, according to the release notes.
Just a week after the debut of iOS 11, Apple has released a minor update bringing the latest firmware version to iOS 11.0.1. For those with iOS 11 already installed, the update can be installed OTA (over the air) in just a few minutes directly from iOS settings. With the update coming so quickly after the initial release of iOS 11, is it important to install?
While it is already possible to create watch faces from your photos for your Apple Watch, iOS 11 makes the process much easier with a new function in the share sheet. "Create Watch Face" lets you select up to ten photos to use in a watch face and lets you customize the layout and information displayed. Here's how to create a watch face from your iPhone Photos app: