How to Enable and Disable Features in iOS11

Apple’s new iOS 11 is packed with many new features. It gives its users the option to enable and disable these features as per their requirement.

Often some features annoy users and would prefer to disable them. Also, there may be cases where users may want to enable the feature but are unable to do so. In this article, we have included steps to enable/disable some of iOS 11 features.

Turn On or off Auto-Brightness:

Auto brightness feature of smartphones is very useful. This feature helps adjust screen brightness according to user preferences.

This feature was previously directly accessible in Display & Brightness section of settings, however, it is no longer available directly.  To access this feature in iOS11, you must go through different settings.

display iphone

Follow the steps below to access auto brightness settings:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. In Settings select General.
  3. In General tap on Accessibility.
  4. Tap on Display Accommodations

You will find Auto-Brightness option in this section. You can now change the settings for Auto-Brightness.

display accommodation

How to Access the New ‘Dark Mode’ Setting

Apple has provided Dark Mode settings, which inverts the color of your iPhone screen once it’s dark.

To change it, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. In Settings select General.
  3. From General tap on Accessibility.
  4. In Accessibility go to Display Accommodations.

In Display Accommodations toggle on Smart Invert to enable Dark Mode.

'Dark Mode' Setting

Apple has provided two options in this mode, Smart and Classic Invert. Although, there are minor differences between both the modes.

control center

However, in Photos App Classic Mode inverts all the colors of picture and videos.

smart invert

Access Your AirDrop Settings in iOS 11’s New Control Center

AirDrop allows easy and quick file transfer between iPhones, iPads, and Macs. It connects two devices using Bluetooth then uses Wi-Fi to transfer data. Surprisingly,

AirDrop is a little hidden in iOS 11. To access it quickly follow the steps below:

  1. Open Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of your screen.
  2. Now long press on the box which contains connection settings, you can also 3D touch it, which depends on your device.
  3. The box will open in full screen mode, which will also have AirDrop in it.

airdrop ios

Open AirDrop settings by tapping on it. You can use AirDrop are per your need.

use airdrop as need

Disable Auto-Playing Videos in the iOS 11 App Store

iOS has this time introduced a new App Store. This update of App Store auto plays videos that are on the app page or game page.

This can get quite annoying and consume a lot of your data resulting in incurring charges. You can disable this auto playing of videos or change the settings so that they will auto play on Wi-Fi only.

To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. In Settings, select iTunes & App Store
  3. You will see Auto Play Videos as an option, tap on that
  4. You will get the option to turn it completely off or to play on Wi-Fi only.

wifi settings ios

Remove the Bottom App Drawer in iOS 11’s Messages App for iPhone

For those who don’t use, another annoying feature of iOS 11 is the App Drawer. It is placed below the messaging application.

It is a quick way to access different applications, however, for those who don’t use it, it can be irritating.

To disable Drawer, simply tap on the App Store icon and push it away.

bottom app browser

Apple has announced iOS 11 with great features, however, this new update comes with some of the features which might be not accessible directly. We have this guide which is helpful in enabling and disabling some of these features.

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