The Epic Guide to iOS 11 on iPhone & iPad

By iPhoneLife | iPhone Life magazine presents an Epic Guide to iOS 11 that includes top tips for mastering the latest features on your iPhone and iPad. It includes the top iOS 11 tips and tricks, and we'll add more each week. Enjoy these tips? Sign up to receive one in your inbox daily at iphonelife.com/dailytips.

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If you get special satisfaction each time you discover a new way to use your iPhone or iPad, you're going to love our latest Flipboard magazine featuring our very best iOS 11 tips. Follow "The Epic Guide to iOS 11 on iPhone & iPad" magazine on Flipboard to get time-saving tips on how to use Apple's …

How to Access Airport Maps in Apple Maps on iPhone

With iOS 11 on iPhone, the Maps app added airport maps (and shopping mall maps) to its capabilities. Of course, the feature is limited to only a handful of airports right now, but Apple plans to consistently expand the maps. I imagine mostly larger airports will have a map, but since nearly …

How to Use Battery Life Suggestions for Better Battery Life with iOS 11 on iPhone

Some of iPhone Life's most popular articles have been about saving battery life on the iPhone, which just goes to show how much room Apple still has to improve when it comes to battery life. Luckily, you have a new source of information for saving battery life that’s directly from Apple: Battery …

A Quick Tour of the New App Store with iOS 11 on iPhone

The app store looks very different in iOS 11. Not only are many of the tabs at the bottom different, but also Apple has added new features to the App Store that weren’t there before. The App Store has full articles on how to play certain games, interviews with the developers of a popular app, a …

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How to Set an Emergency Contact for Emergency SOS on iPhone

In a previous tip, we shared how you place an Emergency SOS call on the iPhone (though if you need a refresher, just hop into Settings, tap Emergency SOS, and it will tell you how near the top.) When an Emergency SOS call ends, your iPhone will automatically send a text message with your location …

How to Use Do Not Disturb While Driving for iPhone

Now that we've all got our hands on the iOS 11 update there are some things to work out. One of the biggest changes is the new driving Do Not Disturb for iPhone feature. If you have iOS 11 you are probably wondering what does Do Not Disturb on the iPhone while driving do? I’ll show you how to turn …

How to Customize Control Center with iOS 11 on iPhone

With iOS 11, you can finally customize Control Center on your iPhone. Users have been requesting this feature for years but even more so after Low Power Mode was introduced. Parts of Control Center in iOS 11 are designed to stay the same; but in the same way you organize widgets on Lock screen, you …

2 Easiest Ways to Turn Your Live Photos into a GIF or Video on iPhone

You can turn a Live Photo into a gif directly within the Photos app on an iPhone with iOS 11 or later. But in many cases, you may actually want to use a third-party app, such as Lively, to turn your Live Photos into gifs. Using Lively is also particularly helpful if you want to share your Live …

How to Stop All of Your Apple Devices from Ringing When You Get a Call

If you are logged into iCloud on Apple devices, you’ve likely had this happen: one minute, you’re calm, the next, you receive an incoming call, and every device you own is suddenly beeping and blaring. This happens because of a handy feature called Continuity, which can connect your Mac, iPod …

Apple Watch

How to Easily Free up & Optimize Storage with iOS 11 on iPhone

I think we can all agree that storage space is a valuable commodity on the iPhone. There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to take a photo and having your iPhone tell you to create more storage space. But with iOS 11, your iPhone will give you suggestions on how to save storage and you’ll have …

How to Update to the Latest Version of iOS on iPhone & iPad

iOS 12 is just around the corner, but while we were waiting for it to arrive, iOS 11.4 snuck in the back door! Apple's new iOS update includes AirPlay 2, which makes it possible to set up a HomePod Stereo Pair, support for Messages in iCloud, and many other small improvements and fixes. Ready to …

IPad Air

How to Set Your iPhone to Automatically Answer Calls

A new iOS 11 feature on the iPhone allows your phone to automatically answer calls after three rings. If you’re the type of person who’s always near their phone but sometimes takes too long to answer, or if you find the swiping-to-answer motion annoying (like my mom) or difficult to do, then you …

iOS

How to Add Low Power Mode to Control Center with iOS 11 on iPhone

The people asked and Apple answered: you can now add Low Power Mode to your Control Center on the iPhone. This is helpful because it's an easy way to trigger the iPhone power saving mode before your battery charge reaches 20% or less. In previous operating systems, iPhone owners had to go into the …

Batteries

How to Turn on Do Not Disturb While Driving with iOS 11 on iPhone

One of the big safety features of iOS 11 is the new Do Not Disturb While Driving feature. When it’s on and set up, your iPhone won’t receive notifications while you’re driving unless you let it know you aren’t the person driving. It will also send automatic text replies to those who try to reach …

How to Uninstall & Remove iOS 12 Beta from Your iPhone without Restoring Your Device

If you decided to participate in the iOS 12 public beta program but have found it a bit too glitchy, you might want to remove the update from your iPhone or iPad. But wait! You don't need to restore your device; there is a much easier way. If your goal is to uninstall the beta software from your …

iOS

How to Set Background App Refresh to WiFi Only with iOS 11 on iPhone

For years, we’ve recommended turning off Background App Refresh on your device to save battery life and cellular data. Background App Refresh automatically refreshes apps you have open in the background so that when you go to look at the app again, the page is already up to date and loaded. Which …

How to Turn on Emergency SOS with iOS 11 on iPhone

With WatchOS 3, the Apple Watch added the ability to make emergency SOS calls right from its Lock or Home screen. With iOS 11, the iPhone now has the same ability to call Emergency SOS. You turn this on within settings and enable Auto Call; so if you’re in a situation where you need help, it’s easy …

How to See What Your Friends Are Listening to on Apple Music with iOS 11

Previously, I went over how to follow friends on Apple Music with iOS 11. But one of the perks of following your friends on Apple Music is getting to see what they’re listening to. If you’re in a music rut and want to discover something fresh, checking out what your friends are listening to on …

How to Add a Table to Notes with iOS 11 on iPhone

With each new iOS, Apple improves the once barely adequate Notes app. Now, it’s a bona fide note-taking app with lots of features. With iOS 11, the list of features grows with the ability to add tables to a note now possible. Making a table in the Notes app can be helpful for creating various …

How to Find & Follow Friends on Apple Music with iOS 11 on iPhone

Do you feel like you're in a musical rut and wishing for a way to discover new songs, artists, and playlists? With iOS 11, Apple Music is finally getting social, and it's the perfect way to find new music and broaden your auditory horizons. It works like this, if you have friends who also use Apple …

Apple Music

How to Turn a Safari Webpage into a PDF on iPhone or iPad

If you ever come across an article or webpage that has a lot of great information you want to save, you can turn that webpage into a PDF by using the Safari browser on iPhone. Once you’ve saved the webpage as a PDF, you can edit or mark up the document. Then you can export it to your favorite …

Safari (Browser)

How to Auto-Reply to Texts on iPhone While You’re Driving

With iOS 11 on iPhone, you can turn on a new feature called Do Not Disturb while Driving. What does Do Not Disturb mean on your iPhone? It means that with this "car mode" feature turned on, your iPhone won’t receive notifications while you’re driving so you don’t get distracted. You can turn off Do …

Car Tech

Lost Apple TV Remote? How to Connect & Use Your iPhone as a Remote Control for Apple TV

There's an Apple TV remote app available for download in the iTunes Store, but if your iPhone is running iOS 11 or later, you don't need it. Your iPhone's Control Center is customizable, and one of the features you can add to it is your Apple TV Remote. The iPhone remote control feature is super …

How to Preserve Camera Settings with iOS 11 on iPhone

If you're an avid iphoneographer, there are certain camera settings you may want to be standard in your Camera app on iPhone. In the past, Live Photo was the only setting that stuck. But with iOS 11, you can preserve a few different camera settings so that you need not enable your preferred …

How to Use the New Message Effects (Echo & Spotlight) with iOS 11 on iPhone

With iOS 10, Apple introduced Message Effects that allow you to add a bit of fun to the messages you send. You could make confetti rain or a laser show ensue when the recipient opened it. With iOS 11, Apple adds two new Message Effects— Echo and Spotlight. We’ll go over what each Message Effect …

How to Search Handwritten Words in Notes with iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

If you enjoy handwriting notes on your device, it’s essential to be able to find what you’re looking for within those notes later on. Previous iterations of the Notes app only allowed you to search for words that were typed. But with iOS 11, the Notes app is capable of searching through your …

How to Use Apple Maps AR Flyover Feature with iOS 11 on iPhone

With iOS 11, Apple added the ability to view Flyover 3D modeling of large cities in Apple Maps. Since it’s an AR (augmented reality) feature, you can move your phone around to view the city in various ways. For example, if I make my phone parallel to the floor, I see a complete bird’s-eye view of …

How to Use the Live Photo Long-Exposure Photography Effect on iPhone

With iOS 11, Apple added new Live Photos features, including the ability to turn your Live Photo into a long-exposure photo, mimicking the effect of a long-duration shutter speed in a traditional camera. Long exposure is most often used for pictures where the photographer wants to see motion blurs …

Landscape Photography

How to Pin a Note to the Top of Your Notes List on iPhone

With iOS 11 on iPhone, you can designate a note to always appear at the top of your list in the Notes app. This is helpful if there’s a note you consistently refer to, such as a note you use for grocery shopping every week. You can also pin multiple notes to the top of your list. Here’s how to pin …