eGurus Technology tutor Terry Sirup works regularly with our clients on a number of devices and platforms. He will be making regular contributions to the eGurus Newsletter and has found some great tips and tricks for Apple iOS users. The full article can be found here
If you’ve already updated to iOS 11 you’ve probably noticed a handful of changes. The App Store has been completely redesigned, Siri has a more natural new voice, and you can now fit about twice as many apps on the iPad’s dock as before. Those are only a few of the many new additions in iOS 11 which launched for Apple’s smartphones and tablets. Not all of iOS 11’s features are obvious ones. Here’s a look at some lesser-known tips and tricks that can help you get the most out of Apple updates.
See apps and data that are hogging up space
If you frequently record videos and download a ton of music it’s easy to breeze through your iPhone’s storage capacity. Thankfully Apple has made it slightly easier to manage the amount of space that’s left on your iPhone by having iOS 11 serve up suggestions for maximizing your storage. It may for example offer to offload apps you don’t use very often or automatically delete old conversations in Messages. Apple will also tell you exactly how much space you’ll save by doing so. To check out these recommendations open the Settings menu and head over to General > iPhone Storage.
Automatically silence notifications while driving
Thanks to iOS 11’s new Do Not Disturb While Driving feature you can set your iPhone to automatically silence notifications and keep its screen dark when you’re behind the wheel. The iPhone can tell that you’re driving by observing when it connects to your car’s Bluetooth system or by gathering data from the phone’s accelerometer. You can choose to turn on Do Not Disturb While Driving manually or have it kick in automatically when it detects you’re in the car. To do so, navigate to Settings > Do Not Disturb > Do Not Disturb While Driving.