Live Photos were first introduced with iOS 9, allowing the iPhone to capture 3 seconds of live footage around a still image. Deep pressing on the still plays the short clip, adding life to the scene. iOS 11 taps into Live Photos potential, making them a bit more interesting with several new features. In addition to adding a much needed Live Photos album, you can now change the key frame of your Live Photo and add several effects including Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure. Here’s how to apply these new effects to live photos on your iPhone:
By now most people probably have their go to method of looking up flights to figure out if they are on time or delayed, but iOS 11 makes it really easy, just type in the flight number on Spotlight search or in the Safari search bar and the info pops right up. To open Spotlight search, swipe down from the middle of the Home screen.
The ability to take a screenshot has been around for a while and is useful for a variety of reasons, whether you are using them to write a tutorial about a game or just showing friends the contents of a message thread. Whatever your reason, annotating a screenshots can make them a lot more useful, and iOS 11 has overhauled the screenshot process to make it that much easier.
iOS 10 added a useful feature that let you use your iPhone's camera as a magnifying glass, but buried it in the Accessibility settings. iOS 11 adds the magnifier to the Control Center, not only making it easily accessible, but bringing it to the public's attention as well. Head to Settings -> Control Center -> Customize Controls and add it to your Control Center, then you can access it from your CC. See here for tips on using it.
Apple has announced it will add new emoji characters across Apple devices later this year. While many iPhone users may not be aware of World Emoji Day, Apple marked the occasion on July 17 by highlighting some new emoji coming to iOS, macOS and watchOS in the fall. The company is also showcasing fun emoji apps on the App Store and replacing some movie titles on iTunes with emoji.