Published: Wed, September 20, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Merle Christensen

IOS 11 is now available for download on supported devices

IOS 11 is now available for download on supported devices

There will likely be an update or two to iOS 11 coming down the pipes over the coming weeks, so you might want to wait for the dust to settle and for any last-minute bugs to be squashed before making the leap, especially if you rely on your device. The assistant has new voices - both male and female and can now suggest topics based on user behaviour and translate languages. Now, get ready for what analysts say could be as many as 10,000 new AR apps, with the launch of iOS 11, from the likes of IKEA, the Food Network and myriad game developers. So to save you time, here are some of the best tips and tricks for your iOS 11 toting device. "When users get paid, they receive the money in their new Apple Pay Cash card in Apple Wallet and can use the money instantly".

On iOS 11 you can take a screenshot just like before - by pressing the home button and the lock button at the same time.

You can either create a local backup using iTunes, or backup to iCloud by going to Settings iCloud Backup, and then turning on iCloud Backup. We'll explain that step below.

iOS 11 is compatible with the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, the iPad Air and later as well as the most recent iPod touch. But the fact the iPhone 5c can't run iOS 11 is also tied to Apple's decision not to support 32-bit apps.

The iOS 11 update is set to land on Tuesday, 19 September.

All iOS device that'll get iOS 11 should be backed up beforehand. For that, go to Settings About Software Update and check for the update.

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Here's a complete step-by-step tutorial on how to download and install watchOS 4 final on your Apple Watch right now. The notification will alert you of the iOS update, but only if you have an active internet connection. This will show a list of applications installed on the device, that will not work with iOS 11.

Finally, anyone looking to upgrade needs to also note that it can take a lot longer to download the update on launch day. Before you start, we have to assure that you back up your device.

The most striking and probably the most-used feature of the update is the revamped Control Centre, now with expanded functionality and more options for customisation.

With iOS 11, Apple is dropping support for 32-bit chips and apps written for such processors. At least now you know the iOS 11 release time in your time zone.

Apple announced last year that it would start to inform users of older and outdated apps, and this year, chose to finally stop supporting the older programs.

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