iOS 11 is here: Try these hidden tricks for your iPhone

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Get ready… Those incessant reminders to upgrade your iPhone or iPad operating system are about to begin.

On Tuesday, Apple released iOS 11 for devices going back to the iPhone 5s, fourth-Gen iPad, iPad Mini 2 and sixth-Gen iPod Touch. (Sorry, iPhone 5, you've been chopped.)

What does that mean for you? As I say every year, the question isn't if you should upgrade, it's when. If those reminders don't make you do it, some other app might demand you do.

If you own an iPad, you should upgrade straight away-it finally makes the tablet much more like a laptop, with new multitasking and productivity features. Even iPhone users will notice improvements, like Siri's more realistic voice, a redesigned Control Center and the App Store's new look.

JJ Lin may be the first Singaporean to get his hands on the iPhone X

  • While most of us will have to wait until November or later for the much coveted iPhone X,
  • guess who has already got his hands on the special edition smartphone?
  • JJ shared several photos and videos of his visit to Apple's swanky new campus in Cupertino, California.
  • JJ was invited to the highly anticipated event and exchanged a few words with Apple CEO Tim Cook,
  • and could be heard telling the latter how he was "really inspired" by the tech giant.
  • Over the past few years, Taiwanese actor Jimmy Lin made Apple fans green with envy by toting the latest iPhone before the official launch,
  • but it seems that he has lost the bragging rights to JJ.

But other helpful tricks are buried deep inside.

For instance, there's a new, one-handed keyboard mode. Just tap and hold on the emoji icon to shift the layout to one side.

Rather not talk to Siri out loud? You can now type commands by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Siri > Type to Siri. Unfortunately, it will disable the voice feature. You can't have both.

Running low on space? Apple has made it easier to get rid of the chunky iMessage attachments. Go to Settings > General > Storage > Review Large Attachments, and swipe to the left to delete specific files.

There are more where those came from. Watch my video guide on your phone to uncover 11 hidden iOS 11 tricks.

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