Apple's iOS 11 To Feature 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Mode
- Author: Arturo Norris Jun 08, 2017,
Jun 08, 2017, 15:04
Once iPhones start upgrading to iOS 11 this fall, users will notice a stream of new features, including an automatic Do Not Disturb feature that's created to stop drivers from being distracted by their phone.
At its annual developer meet, Apple introduced latest versions of Apple smartwatch software, named watchOS 4, Mac OS High Sierra, and even briefly talked about its tvOS. Apple also revealed new products coming later this year.
If you have one of the older iPhone models, you'll either have to live with the bugs and glitches, or update to a newer version of the iPhone that benefits from the safety and software updates. But we'd still like to say preliminarily: Thanks Apple! It will help those who find typing on a large screen hard as they would be able to adjust the size of the keyboard layout according to the preferred size or side. But Apple has added some new features to its new top-of-the-line slates, including the ability to drag and drop between apps, and split the screen so that multi-taskers can run more than one app at a time.
Users have the option of sending an auto reply to contacts listed in "Favorites" to let them know they are driving and can not respond while the vehicle is moving.
The feature does not affect Apple CarPlay, which allows drivers to respond to text messages and use other iPhone features using voice commands, according to CNN. The ARKit will be supported in iOS 11, using the phone's sensors and cameras to offer stabilization in motion-tracking and for ambient lighting estimation. At a couple of points during yesterday's keynote, the ability to develop VR based applications and to use VR inside other applications was highlighted. Additionally, anyone who is in the vehicle with you will be able to disable the feature. Apple's screen recording feature in iOS 11 is configured in a way that you could capture snaps via screen recording and that person who posted the clip will not receive a notification. It has a redesigned Podcasts app, redesigned app drawer in iMessage, more customisation in Control Center, enhanced Apple Music and Apple News and improved password management.