Yesterday I downloaded iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad. As someone who is not a tech nerd but always wants the latest upgrades I thought I’d relay some of my experience and what you need to do first.
of the things that makes life a little confusing is the different
functionality for iOS 11 between iPhone and iPad so I’m going to split
the information completely between the two, starting with iPhone.
There’s also so much going on for both that I’ve found it helpful to
split it into individual components rather than try and take in the
whole thing at once.
The upgrade is much wider for
iPad and less so for iPhone – these are things you need to know for both
that will make life easier.
Before you start.
1. Make sure all your apps are up to date by clicking on the Appstore and then Updates/Update All
2. Back up your phone
into iCloud by going to Settings/Account/iCloud/iCloud Backup/Backup
Now and wait until the backup is confirmed. If you don’t use iCloud,
which I sincerely suggest you do as your backups will be automatic, you
can backup your phone into iTunes either wirelessly or using a cable and
these Backup Instructions from Apple.
3. Check to ensure your device is compatible with iOS 11 – see the chart above.
4. Allow Enough Time –
You can’t download iOS 11 in a hurry. You should preferably be plugged
in and with a full WiFi connection. Then go to General/Software Update
and you’ll see the new update. Start the download.
5. Customise your New Control Center Whereas
in iOS 11 your lock screen and music center were on two separate
screens, now they’re on one. This takes a bit of getting used to but to
my mind is a great improvement, and you can add features you want and
take out others you don’t.
To customise your control
center go to Settings/Control Centre/Customise Controls. There you’ll
find all the options – so you can add Wallet, Low Power Mode, Magnifier
and Do Not Disturb While Driving (plus others) and remove anything you
don’t want to see extremely easily.
Just swipe up from the bottom of your screen to get to the Control Center.
6. Get Used to the New Notifications Screen
down from the top edge of the screen to see all your notifications in
one place. On each on you can swipe up from the middle of the screen
straight after unlocking it.
On each notification
swipe right to Open, or left to View, or Clear each one individually.
As before you can hit the X at the top of each day’s Notifications to
Clear the lot.
If you want to change your notifications go to Settings/Notifications and set what you want and don’t want to see.