With the iPhone 8 set for release in just a couple of days, Apple‘s latest operating system, iOS 11, is now available to download.
Assuming you have an iPhone or iPad made in the last few years, you can grab the update by heading on over to Settings, tapping General, and then Software Update. It’s a hefty sucker, so you’ll need to be connected to wifi to download it.
The most notable features of iOS 11 include the new ARKit, which introduces some hectic augmented reality functions, a Files app, improvements to Siri, and a customisable Control Centre.
While there’s plenty going on under the hood of the new operating system, it will undoubtedly work best with the latest hardware, whether that’s the iPhone 8 or its souped up successor, the iPhone X.
If you plan on updating your iPad, you’ll enjoy the features I mentioned earlier, along with improved multitasking capabilities and drag-and-drop functionality. While the latter is also available on the iPhone, it certainly has more of an impact on the tablet.
Not only will it allow for easier management of the Files app, it also lets you drag and drop text or photos from one app to another.
The iPhone 8 will be available on the 22nd of September, while pre-orders for the iPhone X begin on the 27th of October, going on sale on November 3.