The public version of iOS 11 is coming on 20 September @ 1am (Singapore time). You can update your iOS devices via over-the-air (OTA) or via iTunes. As it is a major software update, the file size will be large and the updating process will take some time.
If you are in the rush, it is not recommended to update to iOS 11 as it will take a longer time than the other software updates process to complete, and also just in case if the update encounters any errors.
As always, do a backup to iCloud and/or iTunes before updating your software in a case that the software update fails and to avoid any data loss. You may also encounter battery drain during the first few hours of use and it is considered normal as the iOS would need to re-index, like unpacking and labelling your items in place.
While your device updates, so what is new in iOS 11?
In June 2017, Apple announced the next major update of iOS at this year’s WWDC, iOS 11. It comes with lots of new and changes to the design and features of iOS and the biggest leap for the iPad, making multitasking even better.
You can read on all of that changes here.
Here are the Changes and New Features in iOS 11:
IMDA or Infocomm Media Development Authority has certified most of the Apple devices that were unveiled from last night’s keynote.
The list shows the various Apple products and its model numbers.
They include the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple TV 4K and the Apple Watch Series 3 (without LTE) which sets for launch on 22 September and the timing to be confirmed. It is likely it will begin at 8am, from past iPhone launches. The preorder for those devices starts 15th September at 1501hrs.
The iPhone X’s pre order would begin at a later date, 27th October and will launch on 3rd November.
In the latest UOB Mighty app update, it seems that the app now works with iOS 11 as the app wasn’t working previously.
The change log in the update did not confirm the compatibility for iOS 11, but after the update, the app did not crash and the basic functions are working as like on iOS 10.
This comes after DBS updated their banking app yesterday.
DBS has updated their mobile banking app to work with iOS 11 as the app weren’t working on iOS 11.
As Apple is scheduled to announced the availability of iOS 11 next week at Apple’s Special Event, we will see numerous developers getting ready for their apps to work.
Apple will drop the support of 32-bit apps in iOS 11, which means some of the older apps will not work when you update or upgrade to iOS 11.
If you are on iOS 11 Beta, you can download or update the app.
Download: DBS digibank SG
Apple Pay Cash
Apple had announced iOS 11 at the WWDC event in June 2017, with a new feature called “Apple Pay Cash”. It is where you can send cash or payments to your friends or recipients, without the need of a bank transfer.
Twitter user, @AppleR669, mentioned that according to an online search on IPOS, Apple had registered the trademark and the application is currently pending examination.
This might suggest that the feature could be coming soon when iOS 11 drops. However, not only it is registered in Singapore, but also in some countries.