iOS 11 – What You Need to Know and Exciting New Features
With its latest update to the popular iOS, Apple has added a number of new features. iOS 11 brings Apple Pay, Apple’s popular payment system; to Messages so you can send money to friends straight from the app; the Photos app has been updated with Loop, Bounce, and Long Exposure settings, as well as new photo filters; and a new, more expressive and natural sounding Siri are just a few of iOS 11’s updates.
But by far the most interesting update is the new Do Not Disturb While Driving feature. This new feature of the OS is aimed at reducing driver distractions, and, presumably, car accidents. As the number of distracted driver related crashes and injuries creeps up every year, it’s no surprise that Apple has introduced a new feature to help users keep their eyes on the road and off their phone.
This new feature in iOS 11 is not enabled by default, but can be easily enabled by:
Opening the Settings app > touching “Do Not Disturb” > scrolling down to “Do Not Disturb While Driving” > and selecting “Activate.”
From there, you can set how you want Do Not Disturb While Driving to operate: you can turn it on manually, have it come on automatically when your iPhone detects that your car is moving, or when your iPhone connects to your car’s Bluetooth.
With the new Do Not Disturb While Driving feature, Apple has taken a strong step towards using its technology to reduce the number of distracted drivers on the road.