iOS 11 was released a few days ago, on Tuesday September 19th, and it is full of fantastic new features.
We will be providing more details on many of these features over the next weeks and months, so keep an eye on this iTandCoffee Blog.
I have downloaded and installed iOS 11 and have been using it for on my iPhone 7 Plus for the past few days.
For those keen to upgrade at this early stage, iOS 11 does seem relatively stable (so far - touch wood!).
Everything seems to be working well on both my iPhone 7 Plus and iPad Pro.
I did find that the Notes app kept crashing on the iPad last night, but a forced reboot fixed this.
And I must say that I LOVE so many of the new features on the iPad - the new Dock, the changes to multi-tasking and split screen functionality, the ability to drag and drop, the new iPad keyboard and more
What is in iOS 11?
I have compiled a very long list of the new features and changes that have arrived with iOS 11.
iTandCoffee Club members can view this list by selecting the button below. (If you are not yet a member of the iTandCoffee Club, find out more here.)
We discussed these new features and changes at the club's Free Friday on Friday 22nd September at iTandCoffee. (We may probably repeat this season in October as well, depending on level of interest.)
If you are interested in seeing a short video of what a session like this is like, watch the start of the September Free Friday session here:
The full video of the Free Friday session is available below, for iTandCoffee Club members* who were unable to attend and would like to learn more about iOS 11.
* Plus, Online and Premium plan members only
Should you upgrade to iOS 11 yet
My recommendation to most iTandCoffee clients and subscribers would be to wait a couple of weeks (at least) for the 'dust to settle' on iOS 11, and to see if an early update is released to fix problems found by the 'early adopters' (like me!).
I will report again in the next newsletter (around Oct 8) on whether the 'coast is clear' to go ahead with the upgrade.
If you ARE thinking about going ahead with the upgrade before then, here are some things to consider.
Do you have Exchange, Office 365, or Outlook.com
If you have an Exchange, Office 365 or Outlook.com mail account, you may want to hold off.
There is a known problem with sending mail and replying to mail in the native Mail app - a problem that both Microsoft and Apple are aware of, and working on.
Battery performance issues after upgrade
If you do upgrade, you may notice degraded battery performance at first, as your device busily does a heap of 're-indexing' and other background processing and updates following the upgrade.
My battery is definitely draining faster than usual at the moment - but I am hoping this will settle down in the next couple of days.
Have you done a backup?
As always, make sure you have a complete, recent backup before you proceed with this upgrade. This can either be an iCloud backup, or an iTunes backup.
iTandCoffee can help you with this if you are not sure how.
Need help with updating your device?
Come along to an iTandCoffee 'Helping Hand' session, where you can update your device using iTandCoffee's Wi-Fi and get assistance with the update if needed.
The next scheduled 'Helping Hand' sessions are shown below.
iTandCoffee Club Members who book online can attend for free (depending on your free session entitlement), or for $20 (if you have run out of free sessions).
(Cost is $35 for non-member and for bookings not done online.)
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