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Sept 19th is iOS 11 day when the new operating system for iPhones & iPads can be downloaded.

So what do you need to do?

First make sure your device will take iOS 11 , the following list will not be eligible :

  • iPhone 5
    iPhone 5C
    iPad (3rd Generation)
    iPad (4th Generation)

Make sure you have backed your device up to either iCloud ( my preferred choice ) or a computer.

When iOS 11 becomes available to will be mentioned on your device in settings.

There are numerous new features for iOS 11 but one that will get a lot of publicity is the ” Do Not Disturb While Driving

So how do you set it up :

Tap Do Not Disturb – in Settings
Choose Do Not Disturb While Driving

This means that you will receive no calls , messages while you are driving.

You can even send a message to people automatically that will tell them you are currently driving and that that is why you cannot answer the phone.

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More details can be found here:

iOS 11: How to Set Up and Customize Do Not Disturb While Driving

Other features and tips on iOS11 can be found at the following links:

24 Things You Can Do In iOS 11 That You Couldn’t Do Before

25 features coming to your iPhone on September 19

 

 

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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