5 new features worth checking out in Apple's iOS 11

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Control Centre has a plethora of quick toggles, created to allow users to quickly change a few key settings including activating the flashlight, turning off screen rotation and controlling the display's brightness.

Whenever a new firmware update drops for a mobile device, there are bound to be issues at launch. iOS 10 was no different - iOS 11 isn't either.

The phone has new settings to enable it to shut itself down when you're driving, or when you think someone might be trying to get access to your phone. Once you have iOS 11 installed, it will be too late. To activate the feature, head over to the Control Center, tap the Record icon and a 3-second countdown timer appears inside the icon.

The Next Web reports that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth actually don't power off at all in iOS 11 when you use the Control Center, a move created to make it so you can still use features like AirDrop and stay connected to your Apple Watch.

What's odd is, there was already a way to do this.

But security researchers warn that users might not realize this and, as a effect, could leave Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on without noticing. That's done in the storage settings, where you can choose to remove anything you don't use for a while.

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A small tweak but a good one: Now, when you turn on airplane mode on your iPhone or iPad, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth won't automatically be disabled.

Now, with the new iOS 11 version of the app, the "while using the app" option has returned (via BusinessInsider).

"It is stupid", Collin Mulliner, a security researcher who's studied Bluetooth for years, told Motherboard in a Twitter chat. Simply being in range of an infected device is sufficient to pass the virus along. On the same, Apple has clarified why Control Center doesn't let you turn off WiFi and Bluetooth. Still, this kind of UI change is an annoyance - Apple just made turning networks off to save battery life more hard, in the name of making an Apple Pencil easier to use.

With iOS 11 Apple will no longer be offering support for 32-bit apps.

Well, apparently the control centre isn't all that great because you can't actually switch off your WiFi and Bluetooth using it. You can try again immediately or wait for a while and try again, but if you're not successful, another way is to update the software using iTunes on a computer hooked up to your iOS device.

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