The hidden change on Apple's new iOS 11 that's infuriating users

The way iPhone handles screenshots has changed with iOS 11. The new iOS has an updated Photos app, which can now finally store and display GIFs.

In all, there are hundreds of little updates. Apple has Flashlight, Timer, Calculator, Camera and others, by default. Apple still does not group notifications, so if you have a ton of them, it's a bit of a pain dealing with every single one, but you get to see earlier notifications as well and it just feels better-made. I tweaked it to add Screen Recording, Voice Memos and Alarm. In fact it does not want to completely turn them off. But that's not the most important thing. This year, Apple is taking it further and you don't need a new iPhone to use it - 6s, SE, and iPhone 7 are all supported.

Changing what's in there isn't obvious. Apple has been promoting its latest mobile platform OS update emphasizing much on the customizable control center. You'll then be able to select which apps appear in the Center.

Now what if you turn off the WiFi feature from the Control Center on the iOS 11 just by tapping on to the Toggle button?

And if the dirty sod decides to record it, you'll know. Bear in mind, however, that many of its most dramatic enhancements are for the iPad only. It's especially useful on the Plus-sized phones. Using Force Touch on flashlight will bring up a slider that lets you control the intensity of the light.

Gone are the days of awkwardly, painstakingly reading out your WiFi password to visitors when they want to connect to the internet. Here are some of them you might not have noticed. Tap on to the Toggle button to turn it off. Additionally, if the person recording snaps has not upgraded, notifications will not be sent.

Speaking of your camera roll, your photos have become smarter, too.

By default, the camera app on iPhones will now scan QR codes easily without you needing to do anything.

Over the last few days, I've been digging through all of iOS 11's features, looking at how they work, and wondering what will happen if I use them in different ways. Loop and Long Exposure do what their names suggest.

In iOS 11, when you take a screenshot, you will get a thumbnail at the bottom left corner of your screen. The new iOS also indexes your handwriting, so you can search for the notes later. It's added a range of new settings aimed at helping you do that.

Yes. If you move location, it will assume you want to reconnect. But it also changes certain functionality in a way that's not necessarily user-friendly.

  • Carolyn Briggs