iOS 11 "Secret" Features And Glitches For Every Apple User ('Cause Using Your Phone Should Be Easy)

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We can't speak on behalf of everyone reading, but can we just go ahead and admit that updating software on an iPhone is the absolute worst? There's never enough storage, it needs to be plugged in to an outlet, the Wi-Fi has to be perfect, it needs to be 73 degrees and sunny — OK, that last one was a stretch, but still. It's a real pain in the butt. The only real reason any of us bother doing it, is because generally speaking the new features that come with it are pretty dope. Take the new iOS 11 update, as an example. There's now a new "Do Not Disturb" driving feature, Boomerang live photos, and of course, Siri assistant.

There are so many amazing new features however, that Apple hasn't even gotten around to sharing all of them with the public. Take a look...


Despite all of the amazing features, there are, of course, some glitches. Some of these glitches are pretty yawn worthy for Apple users. You know, like your battery life getting cut in freakin' half. What else is new?? Others are a bit, let's call them — stranger.

In addition to these glitches, though, come some pretty awesome tricks for Apple users to know and understand, too! For instance, take this one that a Reddit user recently posted, which is a lifesaver for those who struggle with moving a bunch of different apps into folders on their iPhone home screen.

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Essentially, as the video above shows, even those iPhone user who aren't super tech savvy can keep things nice and tidy. Holding your finger on an app icon to enter the "jiggle mode," users can drag and drop the app icon into the folder of choice — which, in the past, could be tricky because of the sensitivity to corners and such. With the trick above, while it does it involve using two hands, tapping and holding one app icon and dropping into a folder is as simple as typing a phone number in; which is sure to help with any annoyance that it's caused you in the past.

Why Do My Texts Have Question Marks?

As you can see in the hilarious Tweet above, capital "I" is being replaced with a strange question mark emoji for apparently no reason at all. It wouldn't be that big of a deal if it weren't for the fact that "I" is one of the most popularly used characters in all of texting!! So, how do you fix it? According to Apple's support page it will be fixed in a future software update and in the meantime you should follow the following steps:

"Go to Settings >General >Keyboard >Text Replacement to add an autocorrect replacement for the lowercase “i” with an uppercase one."

Alright, fair enough. It's still pretty ridiculous though...considering iOS 11 is fairly new and this glitch isn't exactly minor, but that's just how the cookie crumbles when it comes to owning Apple products. There's a steep price associated with being part of the "technologically elite". We suppose it's better than having a phone explode in your pocket à la Android.

Apple Pay Cash

Apple Pay Cash is taken from the Apple Pay card(s) you already have set up. With that, you'll be able to send money and transfer money into your bank account. The fees and limitations associated with Apple Pay Cash can be found through a company called, Greendot:

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One-Handed Keyboard

"You can access the new one-handed mode by holding hold down the emoji (or globe) icon on the keyboard. This will bring up three little keyboard icons. If you select the one with an arrow pointing to the right, the keyboard will shift to the right. Select the one pointing to the left, and it'll go left."

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We'll be sure to continue to update this piece as more tips and tricks for iOS 11 make their way to the surface. Unfortunately, as with all things Apple — by the time we figure everything out, it'll be time for another update!

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