iOS 11 Tidbits: Customizable Control Center, One-Handed Keyboard, Type to Siri and More

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    iOS 11 introduces a huge number of major changes to the operating system, ranging from a redesigned Control Center experience to a host of new features specific to the iPad, but along with all of these major changes, outlined in our iOS 11 announcement post, there are also dozens of smaller changes that have been added to the beta.

    Below, we've outlined some of the smaller but still significant tweaks that went unmentioned during Apple's whirlwind keynote announcement.

    - Lock Screen - The Lock screen has a new look with a bolder font for the passcode numbers and lighter circles that don't feature a white outline.

    - One-handed keyboard - On the iPhone, there's a new option for a one-sided keyboard that can be enabled by pressing down on the globe keyboard button. It moves the keyboard to either the left or right side of the device.

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    - Type to Siri - There's an Accessibility feature that enables Type to Siri. With this option toggled on, when Siri is accessed via a Home button press, it brings up a keyboard where you can type something to Siri.

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    - iPad keyboard changes - On the iPad, symbols and numbers accessible via the shift key are visible on the keys themselves. The alternate symbols and numbers are accessed by pulling down on the key and releasing.


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    It is about time! #Deaf #Accessibility
     
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    That's absolutely cool after all the time with the light fonts.
     
  6. ElZeus macrumors regular

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    Is files a real file management app or is it tied to icloud? Can you download a zip file from a website and move it around to different folders on your phone?
     
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    "Type to Siri" will make Siri work 29% of the time, instead of 18%! Hurray!
     
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    Still using every single digit, 1 through 9 (including 0!).
     
  11. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    I hope our dutch siri will finally sound more intelligent.
     
  12. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Indeed. Apple is back.
     
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    Only thing I don't understand is this:

    I use iCloud Backups so when I get a new iPhone I just select "restore from iCloud backup".
    How is this different?
    Does it just let you transfer everything over without needing iCloud?

    Finally! :D
     
  14. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    The new control center looks super awkward and ugly! Better off to two different pages.

    Also, bad news for everything not supporting force touch.
     
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    Aside from lack of dark mode, these are very welcome features! Mostly looking forward to customizable control centre.
     
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    They've mitigated this problem by supporting a hold on the icons, which is the equivalent to a 3D Touch in the case of the new Control Center.
     
  19. mark-vdw macrumors regular

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    So they have "Type to Siri", but they still kept Spotlight and "Type to Siri" as 2 separate type-to-search user interfaces? Weird.

    Edit: somebody with access to the dev preview care to compare results of "Type to Siri" with regular Spotlight search? Are the two completely unified or giving different results?
     
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    WWDC was meh until iOS 11 features for iPad. They could have done just that and walked away with so many happy people.
     
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    I can't believe they implemented screen recording AND you can access it from a customizable Control Center. Bravo
     
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    More surprised they didn't spend any time on that feature which people will really appreciate.
     
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