iOS 11

A giant step for iPhone. A monumental leap for iPad.

iOS 11 sets a new standard for what is already the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It makes iPhone better than before. It makes iPad more capable than ever. And now it opens up both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. With iOS 11, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.

To the power of 11.

iPad has always been a powerful way to work, play and learn. And iOS 11 brings it to life like never before. New features and capabilities let you get more done more quickly and easily, making your iPad experience even more powerful and personal. Do with it what you will. Because now you can.

Wherever they are, they’re here.

The new Files app brings all your files together. You can easily browse, search and organise all your files in one place. And there’s a dedicated place for your recent files — those on your iPad as well as in apps, on your other iOS devices, in iCloud Drive and across other services like Box and Dropbox.

The new Dock.
Bottom line, a more powerful way to work.

The new Dock is a foundational change for iPad. It’s now available from any screen. So with just a swipe, you can open and switch apps instantly. And you can customise it with more of your favourites. Apps you’ve opened recently and apps that are currently open on your iPhone or Mac appear in the right side of the Dock.

Better in multiple ways.

iOS 11 makes it easier and more intuitive than ever to multitask. You can open a second app directly from the Dock and both apps remain active in Slide Over as well as Split View. You can drag the second app in Slide Over to the left. And you can get back to your favourite App Spaces in the redesigned App Switcher.

Drag and Drop.
Give it a touch.

Drag and Drop comes to iPad, allowing you to move text, photos and files from one app to another. And because it’s been designed for the large Multi-Touch display of iPad, moving them around is pure magic. You can touch and move just about anything — or things — anywhere on the screen.

Apple Pencil.
More ways to make your mark.

iOS 11 makes Apple Pencil for iPad Pro more versatile, powerful and natural than ever. It’s more useful for all kinds of tasks such as taking notes, getting work done or simply being creative.

Instant Markup

Now you can mark up a PDF or screenshot faster and more easily. Step one, pick up your Apple Pencil. Step two, touch it to the screen. Step three, start writing. It’s called Instant Markup for a reason.

Instant Notes

Simply tap your Apple Pencil on the Lock screen and start taking notes immediately. Whatever you create is saved in the Notes app.

Inline Drawing

When you begin to draw or jot down something in Notes, the text around it can automatically move aside. And now handwritten words in Notes are searchable.1 It all happens on your device, so your private information stays that way. You can also add inline drawings in Mail.

Scan and Sign

The new Document Scanner in Notes automatically senses and scans a document, crops the edges and removes any tilt or glare. Fill in the blanks or sign it with Apple Pencil, then save or share it easily.

QuickType keyboard.
Typing as quick as a flick.

Letters, numbers, symbols and punctuation marks are now all on the same keyboard — no more switching back and forth. Just flick down on a key to quickly select what you need.

Do even more on
iPad with iOS 11.

Watch short films that show how the new features in iOS 11 make iPad — and you — even more capable. Get hands‑on tips for using the all‑new Dock, enhanced multitasking, the powerfully simple Files app and more.

Watch the films

Augmented reality.
Apps that can change your world.

iOS is the world’s largest augmented reality platform. Games and apps now offer fantastically immersive and fluid experiences that go far beyond the screen. By taking advantage of the latest in AR technology, you can digitally redecorate your home, explore a city you’ve never visited or even walk with dinosaurs. The possibilities are endless.

iPhone and iPad.
More essential everyday essentials.

iOS 11 makes iPhone and iPad so smart, they learn from you. So capable, they help you in more powerful and personal ways. And so in tune with you, they do things for you before you even ask.

Classic inspiration for timeless filters.

Inspired by classic photography styles, new filters take the camera on iPhone to another level. Portrait photos are more expressive. Skin tones are more natural. And next-generation compression technology lets you take new photos with the same quality as before at half the file size.2

The all-new App Store.

The App Store has been redesigned from the ground up to help you discover new apps and games you can’t live without. You’ll see daily stories by experts, a dedicated Games tab, lists for all kinds of apps and much more. It’s the biggest thing to come to the App Store since apps.

Learn more about the new App Store

Get to apps with fewer taps.

Now it’s even easier to get to all the fun. Share stickers, emoji and games with your friends just by swiping across the redesigned app drawer. All the goodies, less effort.

A more personal personal assistant.

iOS 11 makes the world’s most popular intelligent assistant even more helpful. Through advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence, Siri can send a message, set a timer, be your personal DJ and so much more. All you have to do is ask.

Learn more about Siri

Smarter about you.
Smarter for you.

Siri has always been more than a voice. With iOS 11, Siri is even more helpful. It learns on your device and is able to anticipate what you want, and make suggestions before you ask. For example, as you type, Siri can suggest names of movies, places or anything you’ve recently viewed. If you tell a friend you’re on your way, Siri can suggest your ETA. And these features are encrypted end-to-end, so your personal information remains private.

Apple Music.
Discover music with a little help from your friends.

Now your friends can help you discover new songs and artists.3 Each of you can have your own profile on Apple Music, where you can see playlists they’ve shared as well as albums and stations they listen to often.

Learn more about Apple Music

AirPlay 2. Home, sweet-sounding home.

With the new AirPlay 2, you can control your home audio system and the speakers throughout your house.4 You can play a song in the living room and your kitchen at the same time. Adjust the volume in any room. Or have your music start instantly on all your speakers — in sync with one another.

Control Centre.
Make it your own.

iOS 11 lets you customise the redesigned Control Centre so you can change the settings for the things you do most. Want to be ready when inspiration hits? Add a Voice Memos control. Want to dim the lights in the dining room with a tap? Add Home controls. Or use 3D Touch in Control Centre to unlock even more commands.

Lock screen.
All your notifications in one handy place.

The Lock screen is even more powerful. To get to all your notifications, just swipe up from anywhere on the screen. At a glance, you can see both your recent and missed notifications in one place.

Do Not Disturb.
When you’re driving, just drive.

iPhone can now sense when you might be driving and help keep you from being distracted by calls, text messages and notifications. People trying to message you can automatically be notified that you’re driving.

Stay on course. Indoors and out.

Whether you’re going on a new adventure kilometres away or just within a shopping centre, Maps makes all your journeys smoother. See detailed maps of hundreds of major airports and shopping centres around the world. Find out which restaurants are past security at the airport or which stores are on level three of the shopping centre.

QuickType keyboard.
Type with one hand tied behind your back.

Holding a coffee in one hand and your iPhone in the other? Simply touch and hold the emoji or globe key, select one-handed typing and the keys will instantly move closer to your thumb.

Automatic Setup.
Get off to a quick start.

Just hold your new iPhone or iPad near an iOS device to sign in with your Apple ID automatically. Many of your personal settings, preferences and content will be quickly and securely imported. Or in technical terms, easy peasy.

Developing for iOS 11
with ARKit and Core ML.

Developers have enormous possibilities with iOS 11. ARKit makes it easy to build fantastic augmented reality experiences into apps. And Core ML lets developers use machine learning to create apps that become more intelligent.

Learn more about developing
for iOS 11

iOS 11 is compatible with these devices.


  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s


  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
    2nd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
    1st generation
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad
    5th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2


  • iPod touch
    6th generation

Updating is free and easy.

See how to upgrade to iOS 11