iOS 11 Is Out: What You Need To Know

Available today, the newest version of Apple's mobile operating system adds new capabilities for file management, augmented reality, photo/video creation, safer driving, and intelligent, automated language translation.

And sometime later this fall, an iOS 11 update will enable several new features for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users, including instant money transfers to friends and family via Messages, and indoor mapping of airports and shopping centers.

Apple calls iOS 11 "the biggest software release ever for iPad." The new mobile OS is rolling out ahead of this year's new iPhones, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which arrive in stores Friday, and the 10th-anniversary iPhone X, scheduled to become available on Nov. 3.

Different Ways To Install

Many iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users will be able to update to iOS 11 wirelessly -- when an iOS device displays a message that the update is available, over-the-air installation can be launched by tapping "Install Now."

Apple device users can also install iOS 11 manually via iTunes. Apple advises users to access iTunes via trusted computers and then connect their devices to the computers. After a summary description of the mobile device appears in iTunes, users should click "Check for Update" and then proceed to download iOS 11.

Devices that support iOS 11 include the iPhone SE and iPhone 5s and up, all generations of the iPad Pro, both generations of the iPad Air, fifth-generation iPad, iPad mini 2 and up, and the sixth-generation iPod touch.

In addition to a smarter Siri digital assistant, improved photo/video capabilities, and new support for immersive augmented reality, iOS 11 introduces a customizable Dock display for accessing recently used apps and tools, a Files app that provides a centralized location for files stored either on the device or in the cloud, a redesigned App Store, and...

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