IOS 11 release is tomorrow: Our essential 'getting ready' list

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The iOS 11 release date comes ahead of the launch of the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on Friday and the iPhone X release date in November.

About a week ago Apple confirmed that the iOS 11 update would be released on the 19th of September, and sure enough it has. While it introduces some new capabilities and new design elements, it largely builds on your existing phone operating system. At least now you know the iOS 11 release time in your time zone.

From there, you'll get a list of all the 32-bit apps on your iPhone or iPad that won't run on iOS 11. Here's what you should do in order to prepare your iPhone or iPad for it. It's been redesigned, allowing you to change settings for the tools you care about most.

A dedicated Files app replaces the current iCloud Drive feature on the iPad. Most apps that have you make an account, such as Facebook, Twitter or Dropbox will be accessible from either iOS or Android. Apple is now going through the App Store and removing tons of apps that could be shady or not really anti-virus. Since, Apple's OS is designed with core files where it doesn't interact with any third party apps. You will require it as soon as the update hits the download channels. It's created to keep text messages from distracting you when you're behind the wheel.

When the update arrives, Apple users will be able to send and receive money via a text in Apple Messages.

iOS 11 won't purge any dud apps from your devices but it will mean they won't launch - unless/until they get an update fix.

Last week, Apple unveiled iPhone "X" with facial recognition system, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, new Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K. iPhone "X" sports a unique "FaceID" facial recognition system to unlock the device.

If you don't have Wi-Fi but use a PC or a Mac connected to the Internet, iTunes is the answer for you.

For users with smaller storage variants phones like 16GB can use their phones for a longer period because photos and videos will be stored with up to 2X Better Compression.

Apple is also updating its App Store. On the iPad, users will see a new dock to access their most recently used apps, favourite apps, and this can be resized.

Control Centre has also received a dramatic overhaul - it provides more granular controls via 3D touch, is integrated in one single page and is now much more customisable.

Today is the big day! iOS 11 is coming to the masses! Play around with the stickers, gif keyboard and animations. There's also an option in iOS to automatically get rid of unused apps without losing the data. There are also new photo filters that are geared to make Portrait shots look even more professional. Unveiled in June this year at the company's annual developers conference WWDC, iOS 11 brings in loads of new features to all compatible Apple iPhones and iPads.

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