150+ iOS 11 Hidden Features For iPhone And iPad [List]

Here are all the 150+ iOS 11 hidden or secret features that you may not know about as yet but should know about.

When Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior VP of Software Engineering, set foot on-stage at WWDC back in June this year, we all knew something good was on the horizon. And good it was, but now after a few months have past since that keynote, a lot of new and unknown iOS 11 features have come to the forefront.

Apple’s focus during initial iOS 11 announcement was on some key new features that not only made for a good demonstration, but capture the imagination of those watching. But as a result of that, there were many changes in iOS 11 that Apple doesn’t tell us about, or at least didn’t make a big fuss of because while developers may had found them fascinating, the press and fans at home probably wouldn’t. The irony is obvious here, considering it was a developer conference, but that’s a conversation for a different time.

What we are going to do in this post is to give a voice to the little guy. We want to make sure everyone is heard, and no feature is left behind. For that reason, we have compiled a running – always updated list – of features that are part of iOS 11 but were not given stage time or got detailed by Apple. As we find more, we will add them, so be sure to check back regularly.

Let’s kick things off.

  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. Spoken/Braille captions for video
  6. Enterprise network security
  7. Flight status in Spotlight and Safari
  8. New Arabic system font
  9. Spotlight tab in News
  10. iCloud file sharing
  11. Streamlined family setup
  12. Definitions, conversions and math in Safari
  13. Maps entrances to landmarks in China
  14. Business Chat preview
  15. HomeKit tap to set up
  16. Password autofill for third-party apps
  17. iCloud family storage plans
  18. Traffic camera alerts in China
  19. Screenshot and markup
  20. Markup also supports Apple Pencil
  21. Inline drawing in Notes app
  22. NFC reader mode
  23. SOS on iPhone
  24. Top hits in Mail
  25. WebRTC support
  26. Enhanced Dynamic Type support
  27. One-handed keyboard
  28. Redesigned Podcasts app
  29. Carrier data usage
  30. HomeKit occupancy and duration triggers
  31. Automatic setup via iCloud
  32. Type to Siri accessibility (typing queries to Siri)
  33. Safari safe browsing for China
  34. Siri can now follows up on questions with context
  35. English on 10-key Pinyin keyboard
  36. iCloud remote backup
  37. News Video in Today View
  38. Redesigned invert colors
  39. Russian and English bilingual dictionary
  40. Unified iCloud Drive trash
  41. Screen recording
  42. iCloud family Apple Music integration
  43. Advanced WiFi analytics
  44. VoiceOver descriptions for images
  45. Invite family with iMessage
  46. One-handed zoom in Maps
  47. Tap-to-join meetings
  48. Personalized Top Stories in News
  49. PDF accessibility
  50. 3D Touch for Lookup
  51. Enhanced Switch Control typing
  52. Phone number as Apple ID in China
  53. Storage optimization
  54. Camera QR code scanning support
  55. Hindi dictation
  56. Share URLS with 3D Touch in Messages
  57. FaceTime Live Photos
  58. Expanded braille editing
  59. SMS fraud extension
  60. WiFi password sharing
  61. PDF annotation in iBooks
  62. Portuguese and English bilingual dictionary
  63. Files app replaces iCloud Drive app
  64. NFC now open to 3rd-party apps
  65. Drag and drop on iPhone in Files and some other apps (but not system wide like on iPad)
  66. Floating window on iPad
  67. Multitasking with four apps at once (two side by side and one floating) in addition to PiP video on iPads with 4GB RAM
  68. Redesign for Calculator app
  69. New icons for iTunes, App Store, Calculator apps
  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. On the iPad, number and symbol rows which are accessible via Shift or CAPS key are now shown on the keys themselves and they can now be optionally accessed by pulling down on the key and releasing
  73. Customizable toggles in the new Control Center
  74. Automatic uninstall of unused apps
  75. System-wide bolder text
  76. Accounts & Passwords section in Settings
  77. New privacy options for Safari in Settings
  78. Pause for iCloud Photo Library sync
  79. Storage and iCloud Usage tab now called “iPhone Storage” in Settings
  80. Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Flickr integration removed
  81. New iMessage effects
  82. Taking a screenshot displays a preview thumbnail, tapping which opens a Markup editor
  83. Support for 32-bit apps removed
  84. Support for 32-bit devices removed
  85. AirPlay 2 with multiple-room audio
  86. One new wallpaper
  87. Dotted icons for cellular signals changed back to bars in status bar
  88. AirDrop icon for apps in iPad dock like in macOS
  89. GIFs animate in Photos app
  90. Play FLAC files
  91. Move multiple apps at once on Home screen
  92. Continuity support in iPad dock
  93. iPad Split View now available in 80-20, 50-50 and 20-80 view
  94. Persistent app pairing in iPad app switcher
  95. Drap and drop also supports multiple drag and drop of items
  96. QuickType keyboard flick on iPad
  97. New Passcode UI on Lock screen
  98. New Lock screen fade animation
  99. New app launch animation
  100. Redesign Now Playing music widget on Lock screen
  101. Redesigned battery status bar icon
  102. Siri & Search pane combined in Settings
  103. Share WiFi password with friends and guests
  104. Disable Press for Siri option
  105. Updated UI for Siri
  106. Updated Siri voice
  107. Siri translation
  108. AirPods can now move between next and previous tracks with a tap
  109. Smart Invert (dark mode)
  110. Apps using location in background highlighted with blue bar in status bar
  111. Health data sync via iCloud
  112. Hidden volume HUD UI when music is playing
  113. Redesigned volume HUD in video
  114. Zoom in native system video player
  115. Switch keyboard on the fly when dictating text
  116. Quickly share screenshots as soon as you take them with Share Sheet
  117. Turn webpage into PDF
  118. Markup in PDF
  119. New purchase overlay in App Store (same as Apple Pay)
  120. Timers tab in Clock app adds seconds
  121. iMessages sync over iCloud
  122. Tweaks to Weather app
  123. Revamped UI of system media player
  124. Search tabs in Safari
  125. Safari scrolling matches iOS scrolling
  126. Tables in Notes app
  127. Pinned Notes
  128. Paper type in Notes app
  129. Search handwritten Notes in Spotlight
  130. Change key frame for Live Photos
  131. Trim Live Photos
  132. New Live Photos effects
  133. Create watch face for Apple Watch from Photos app
  134. Updated phone app dialer
  135. Auto-Answer Calls
  136. Background App Refresh gets new options: Off, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi & Cellular Data
  137. Shut Down option in Settings > General
  138. Keychain-based password manager of sorts for apps
  139. New numeric keypad
  140. Offload unused apps
  141. Notes app works with Apple Pencil with tap on Lock screen
  142. Disable Wi-Fi Auto-Join on Access Point basis
  143. New persistent banner type notification
  144. Built-in Apple TV remote in Control Center
  145. Slidable Control Center
  146. Revamped transaction screen for Apple Pay
  147. Hidden photos only appear in Hidden album, not Camera Roll
  148. Speed limit in Maps app
  149. Peer-to-Peer Apple Pay
  150. HomeKit enhancements
  151. 2-factor authentication now mandatory
  152. Taking a photo with your phone flat will now show you a spirit level

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