IPhones To Block Texts While Driving With iOS 11 Update

The new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 11, will bar notifications from popping up if a phone is connected to a auto, Apple revealed at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

There are plenty of important changes coming in iOS 11, like the ability to use apps in augmented reality.

Dark themes aren't new and many apps in the past have introduced such options.

Apple has announced a new feature for iPhones to encourage safer driving by blocking notifications. The new firmware will not be compatible with 32-bit devices, meaning people with a iPhone 5 or 5C or earlier phones and people with fourth generation iPads or later will no longer be able to update their devices.

To try it out, sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program, and you'll be notified when you can download iOS 11. Thankfully, towards the end of the iOS 11 portion of the keynote, Apple displayed a slide that detailed more features. He said that while he welcomed Apple's move, it is not a quick fix.

There's a lot more, of course, in iOS 11 than what's even on this slide. If that doesn't change before watchOS 4 is released later this fall, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c users who can not update to iOS 11 will not be able to update Apple Watch to the latest software version.

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro size will remain, but will be refreshed with the new technology upgrades.

The feature is part of the new iOS 11 operating software.

There are also updates and user interface improvements for Apple Music, Apple News, AirPlay 2, Home, App Store, Control Centre and App Store for iMessage.

But the Apple Pencil, like Surface Pen, will always be a side story.

iOS 11 will bring a new app called Files, which is sort of a file manager to easily sort and manage your files on your various cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft Skydrive and more. Documents will be automatically straightened and presented for you to edit and save, much like the popular app Scannable.

  • Zachary Reyes