Here are 7 big reasons why you should install iOS 11 update today on your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device.

Are you sitting on the fence about iOS 11? With iOS 11 now out in the wild, compatible device owners are faced with a dilemma of whether or not they should go through the upgrade process. Hopefully we can make that decision easier by highlighting some of the pros that come associated with iOS 11.

ARKit: If you have been part of the Internet over the last few months, or have visited any social media circles containing any technology fans, then you might have already had a glimpse of Apple’s ARKit framework in action. If not, then you simply need to be aware that Apple is bringing augmented reality to the mainstream with iOS 11 and the underlying ARKit framework.

You can check if your device is compatible with ARKit, and even see some apps built with ARKit in action: iOS 11 ARKit Compatibility For Apps: Check If Your Device Is Compatible With Apple’s New AR Platform.

HEIF and HEVC Saves Storage Space: This one is probably reason enough to upgrade to iOS 11 alone. Based on the internal improvements made with iOS 11 and the new media formats for photo and video, HEIF and HEVC in iOS 11 can actually can help save a ton of storage space on the device.

You can find more details on it here. Also, to check device compatibility with HEVC and HEIF, check: HEVC And HEIF Device Compatibility In iOS 11, macOS High Sierra.

All-New Dock, Multitasking On iPad: If you are an avid iPad user, and more specifically enjoy the stunning screen real estate provided by iPad Pro, then you will love the new multitasking experience and Dock which makes perfect use of the wonderful display on iPad. You can have additional icons placed in the Dock just like in macOS and easily interact with backgrounded apps in the new app switcher.

Drag & Drop: The new Drag & Drop functionality baked into iOS 11 is definitely a winning feature. Not only is it entirely new and game-changing for iPads, but it also works in limited way on iPhone too. It allows media and other content to be easily picked up and dragged into other applications to transfer data between two different apps or even same app.

Native Screen Recording, Document Scanner, Dark Mode, Files Manager: We’ve bundled this together as one reason, but it’s actually four individual reasons that will appeal to different people and different user types. In short, iOS 11 comes with the ability to record the screen natively, scan documents directly from the Notes app, an internal Dark Mode called Smart Invert, and even a dedicated Files app for management of documents and files on the device.

15+ New Stock Wallpapers: Wallpapers, wallpapers, wallpapers. In the grand scheme of things, this is relatively small and pales into insignificance compared to some of the other killer features in iOS 11, but device owners do love beautiful wallpapers. Those who install iOS 11 will get more than fifteen stunning new wallpapers with enough diversity to appeal to all tastes.

150+ Other New Features: Yes, that’s right, there are more than 150+ additional hidden features and changes within the platform. There’s an all new designed App Store which makes discovering content much easier. There’s Face ID and Animoji baked into iOS 11 which are accessible on iPhone X. There’s an all new Control Center experience, improved Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting (on iPhone X and 8/8 Plus), AirPlay 2, Apple Pay Cash which allows money to be sent through iMessage, WiFi Sharing, Automatic Setup, social features within Apple Music, and, of course, much, much more.

You can check out the complete changelog for iOS 11 here: iOS 11 Final Release Notes / Changelog: All Changes In One Place.

Also check: 6 Reasons Why You Should Not Install iOS 11 Today.

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