The application dock gets an overhaul, bringing it closer to the design seen on mac OS, and is accessible from any screen, letting users more easily open apps in split-screen view.photos can be compressed in the new High Efficiency Image File Format and videos can be encoded in the new High Efficiency Video Coding video compression format, enabling improved quality while also decreasing size by half.
Pressing the bar gives the option to end recording, and videos are saved to the Photos app.
After a user takes a screenshot, a thumbnail of the screenshot will appear at the bottom left of the screen.
Siri can now translate between languages and use a privacy-minded "on-device learning" technique to better understand a user's interests and offer suggestions.
The camera has new settings for improved portrait-mode photos and will use new encoding technologies to reduce file sizes on newer devices.
In order to record the screen, users must first add the feature to the Control Center through the Settings app.
Once added, users can start and stop recordings from a dedicated Control Center icon, with a distinctly colored bar appearing at the top of the screen indicating active recording.The user can then tap the thumbnail to bring up an interface that allows them to crop, annotate, or delete the screenshot.A new "Automatic Setup" feature aims to simplify the first-time setup of new devices, with wireless transfer between the old and new device, transferring preferences, Apple ID and Wi-Fi info, preferred Settings, and i Cloud Keychain passwords.Among i OS 11's changes: the lock screen and Notification Center are combined, allowing all notifications to be displayed directly on the lock screen.The various pages of the Control Center are unified, gaining custom settings and the ability to 3D Touch icons for more options.Shortly after release, it was discovered that disabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections through the Control Center does not disable the respective chips in the device in order to remain functional for background connectivity, a design decision sparking criticism for "misleading" users and reducing security due to potential vulnerabilities in inactive open connections.