Hold Off Before You Update Your iPhones
- A lock screen and notification center are combined, allowing all notifications to be displayed directly on the lock screen.
- The various pages of the control center are unified, gaining custom settings and the ability to 3D Touch icons for more options.
- The app store receives a visual overhaul to focus on editorial content and daily highlights.
- A “Files” file manager app allows direct access to files stored locally and in cloud services.
- Siri can now translate between languages and use a privacy-minded “on-device learning” technique to better understand a user’s interests and offer suggestions.
- The camera has new settings for improved portrait-mode photos and will use new encoding technologies to reduce file sizes.
- Messages is integrated with iCloud to better synchronize messages across iOS and macOS devices; a later point release will support person-to-person Apple Pay payments.
- The operating system also introduces the ability to record the screen and a drag-and-drop functionality.
It also introduces a big change that causes issues with Office 365. As noted in KB4043473, you will have issues using an iphone and connecting it to Office 365. Microsoft is in the process of mitigation the issue, and Apple literally just came out with 11.0.1 to fix the issue as noted in this Apple support document. However, for the time being, I would hold back on installing the update to your iPhone if you use Office 365 for your email — just to make sure there are no other issues.
If you have installed the iOS 11 update, you can work around this issue by installing the Outlook for iOS app from the app store.
What to do: Hold back on installing iOS 11 at this time especially if you use Office 365 in conjunction with your iPhone.
Edge Is a Little More Edgy
After the September updates, I noticed that upon first launching the Edge browser on a web page it would really slow down and be … well downright unusable. Now before you snicker and say that Edge is unusable now: In my experience of using it as my default browser, I have not found it to be as horrific as the tech headlines would make it out to be.