IOS 11: Ready, set, download with our handy guide to Apple's latest

Posted September 19, 2017

But perhaps the biggest change in iOS 11 will the debut of augmented reality apps, or AR, in which digital images float over the real word.

You can only downgrade to the latest version of iOS 10, so there is no bouncing back to iOS 9.3.5 or to a version of iOS 10 that you can jailbreak.

These new features come pre-installed on the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X, but if you're not ready to spend over N359,000 on an iPhone, here's how you can make your old iPhone look and feel new by upgrading to iOS 11.

iOS 11 will give Apple users an opportunity to get acquainted with a bundle of new features Apple is rolling out.

With the new operating system, you can now see and control whether or not certain apps can use your location.

iOS 11 also includes support for Animoji - 3D, live rendered emoji, which track your facial expressions and create animated characters to use in iMessages.

Apple iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus, 5s and SE. Apple says the feature is entirely private and only stays on a user's device.

"We're going to take the world's best and most advanced mobile operating system and turn it up to 11", said Apple's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi.

Even the iPod Touch 6th Generation will receive the update. Apple has also streamlined the setup process.

Apple sends out iOS 11 as an OTA update to all compatible devices. With a large number of people trying to download the same huge software update from Apple, you might find your download speeds to be slower than you expected. "If no update is available, contact the app developer for more information". Keep in mind to download on WiFi as data charges will be high, considering this could be a heavy update, close to 1GB depending on when you last updated the iOS device. This also means that if you delete a conversation it is deleted across all devices. To activate "Type to Siri" option, users need to navigate to General Settings.

Whether you back up your phone or tablet automatically, or whether you do it manually, take a few minutes to make sure you do it before iOS 11 rolls out. The iOS 11 was announced earlier this year in June at the Apple WWDC and the Cupertino-based giant is referring it as "a giant step for iPhone and a monumental leap for iPad".

In other cases games developers have made the effort to carry their titles over to iOS 11...

Apple is moving both macOS and iOS forward although its path for abandoning 32-bit on macOS is only just beginning (more below). The camera's Portrait mode in iPhone 7 Plus Portrait mode now supports optical image stabilization, HDR and True Tone flash as well.

Apple usually releases its software updates around 6pm BST and assuming the company stick to their usual timings, we're expecting a similar release time for iOS 11.