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Why should you update to iOS 11.0.1?

iOS 11.0.1 update

Apple has released out the first version update of the latest operating system iOS 11. Just in a span of week Apple has released out the latest update iOS 11.0.1, to make bug fixes over the existing iOS 11 and some enhancements on it.

Bug Fixes made on iOS 11.0.1 over iOS 11

Firstly, let’s look into the bug fixes made in iOS 11.0.1. In iOS 11, the major bug that was identified as the issue connecting to Microsoft Outlook Server. When trying to send email using “Microsoft Outlook “ an error message saying “Cannot Send Mail. The Message was rejected by the server”  was populated on the device. This is the major issue identified with iOS 11 and the next issue that was identified is the issue with disabling Bluetooth or Wi-Fi on the device. When updated to iOS 11, people reported that they were not able to disable Bluetooth or Wi-Fi on the device in certain cases. This issue was also addressed as part of the latest update.

Improvements over iOS 11 in iOS 11.0.1

Apple has made certain improvements over iOS 11 in the latest update. The following are the improvements made in the latest update.

App Store

App Store was designed more effectively to discover games and apps. The new “Today” and “Games” tab was introduced in App Store to help the users in discovering latest apps and games available. The App pages were designed effectively and include Editor’s choice badges, more video previews, easier access to information about in-app purchases and user ratings.


Space optimization was made on photos and videos. Photos and videos will now take half the space with the new HEIF and HEVC video and image formats. The Portrait mode on camera now supports HDR, True Tone flash and optical image stabilization. Now, the device can also automatically identify and scan QR codes and for natural skin tone optimisation, the nine filters set was also re-designed.

Do Not Disturb while Driving

With the latest update, the device automatically silences notifications when you are in driving and also makes the display off along with making the iPhone silent. The latest update also helps to auto-reply to messages saying that you are in driving to few selected contacts with optional.


iOS 11.0.1 provides a lane guidance and speed limit information with turn-by-turn directions and indoor maps for major airports and shopping centers with double tap and swipe features associated with the one-handed zoom feature.


Photos are enhanced with loop, bounce and long exposure effects for live photos. People album is also made accurate and can stay up to date across devices with iCloud Photo Library and you can also trim, mute or choose a new key photo for live photos.


The new Siri was made more natural and expressive and is capable to translate English phrases and words to Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish (beta) languages. Siri is also designed enough to provide suggestions based on your usage of Mail, Messages, News and Safari apps and also works with Notes, banking apps and other apps that display QR codes.


Just flick down on letter keys to get numbers, punctuation marks, and symbols on iPad and one-handed keyboard support on iPhone.


The HomeKit is advanced with expanded occupancy, time and accessory based triggers, QR code, tap to pair accessory setup support and Accessory types like AirPlay 2 speakers, taps, and sprinklers.

New features for iPad

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There are also certain other features which were designed especially for iPad. The features that were designed for iPad are enhanced slide over and split view, drag and drop features, Markup works across documents, web pages, photos, PDFs, Notes integration with Apple pencil, Files integration with iCloud Drive and third-party cloud file providers and Docks.

Other advanced features

The other advanced features that were added with iOS 11.0.1 are Augmented Reality, Machine Learning, Control Centre redesign and custom controls, profile creation with Apple Music and discovering music with friends, Apple News enhancement with top stories, restoring device settings with Automatic setup, Storage optimisation notifications, FaceTime feature to capture Live Photos, Spotlight to check flight status, accessibility and Arabic system font support for iPhone.

These are the few enhancements and bug fixes made on iOS 11.0.1 over iOS 11.

Originally posted 2017-09-30 07:13:26.