iOS 11 Hidden Features Not Revealed At Apple’s Keynote


With the WWDC Keynote address long over, the dust is still settling over what was an exciting iOS 11 announcement. However, while we got to see and hear about lots of new features for the future mobile OS. It’s what we didn’t get to see that has people wondering. So today we’re going to list all of those features that Apple deemed unimportant, or too boring for you to hear about.

iOS 11 Hidden Features

If you’re asking yourself, “Why would Apple intentionally hide features?” The answer is, it basically comes down to time, yes the WDDC is an event of its own making. But, the last thing it wants to do is bore the press and watching crowds. As such, it picks through what’s new, looking for the show stoppers, and that’s what is revealed at the WWDC.

As you may be able to imagine, there are literally hundreds, probably thousands of changes that Apple could tell us about. While you, and we, may find these interesting, that’s not for everyone, and Apple has to take this into account. Obviously, as the World Wide Developers Conference is just that, a conference for developers. It is rather quite odd that Apple doesn’t just focus on what they want to hear, which must be the whole kit and kaboodle.

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Moving onto what those hidden features are, we can tell you that there are a lot of productivity-focused gems. Plus a for the first time, a screen recording feature, and even more surprising, a customizable control center.

Features That Have Been Found So Far

  1. English input for Japanese Romaji keyboard
  2. Kannada, Malayalam and Odia keyboards
  3. Flashlight support for iPad Pro 9.7?
  4. 3D Touch for Safari tab switching
  5. New privacy options for Safari in Settings
  6. Screenshot and markup
  7. NFC reader mode
  8. SOS on iPhone
  9. Top hits in Mail
  10. WebRTC support
  11. Enhanced Dynamic Type support
  12. One-handed keyboard
  13. Redesigned Podcasts app
  14. Carrier data usage
  15. HomeKit occupancy and duration triggers
  16. Automatic setup via iCloud
  17. Spoken/Braille captions for video
  18. Enterprise network security
  19. Flight status in Spotlight and Safari
  20. New Arabic system font
  21. Spotlight tab in News
  22. iCloud file sharing
  23. Streamlined family setup
  24. Definitions, Conversions, and math in Safari
  25. Maps entrances to landmarks in China
  26. Business Chat Preview
  27. HomeKit tap to set up
  28. Password autofill for third-party apps
  29. iCloud family storage plans
  30. Traffic camera alerts in China
  31. Type to Siri accessibility (typing queries to Siri)
  32. Safari safe browsing for China
  33. Siri can now follow up on questions with context
  34. English on 10-key Pinyin keyboard
  35. iCloud remote backup
  36. News Video in Today View
  37. Redesigned invert colors
  38. Russian and English bilingual dictionary
  39. Unified iCloud Drive trash
  40. Screen recording
  41. iCloud family Apple Music integration
  42. Support for 32-bit devices removed
  43. SMS fraud extension
  44. WiFi password sharing
  45. PDF annotation in iBooks
  46. Portuguese and English bilingual dictionary
  47. NFC now open to 3rd-party apps
  48. Drag and drop on iPhone in Files and some other apps
  49. Floating window on iPad
  50. Multitasking with four apps at once, in addition to PiP video on iPads with 4GB RAM
  51. Redesign for Calculator app
  52. New icons for iTunes, App Store, Calculator apps
  53. Advanced WiFi analytics
  54. VoiceOver descriptions for images
  55. Invite family with iMessage
  56. One-handed zoom in Maps
  57. Tap-to-join meetings
  58. Personalized Top Stories in News
  59. PDF accessibility
  60. 3D Touch for Lookup
  61. Enhanced Switch Control typing
  62. Phone number as Apple ID in China
  63. Accounts & Passwords section in Settings
  64. Storage optimization
  65. Camera QR code scanning support
  66. Hindi dictation
  67. Share URLS with 3D Touch in Messages
  68. FaceTime Live Photos
  69. Expanded braille editing
  70. No labels for apps in dock
  71. Landscape lock screen on both 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch iPhones (maybe a bug?)
  72. Customizable toggles in the new Control Center
  73. Automatic uninstall of unused apps
  74. System-wide bolder text
  75. Pause for iCloud Photo Library sync
  76. Storage and iCloud Usage tab now called “iPhone Storage” in Settings
  77. Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Flickr integration removed
  78. New iMessage effects
  79. Taking a screenshot displays a preview thumbnail, tapping which opens a Markup editor
  80. Support for 32-bit apps removed
  81. One new wallpaper
  82. Files app replaces iCloud Drive app
  83. Dotted icons for cellular signals changed back to bars in status bar
  84. New system-wide animations


So, there you have them, a list of the currently known hidden features of iOS 11. Of course, as it’s less than 24-hours since its announcement, we can’t pretend that all have been found. But, what we can tell you is, that if any more iOS 11 features are discovered. We will inform you, either by updating this post or via another straight away.

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