iOS 11 rolled-out worldwide last month.
The new mobile operating brings a number of improvements to voice assistant Siri, as well as a completely redesigned Control Centre, one-handed keyboard, and better multi-tasking support on iPad.
There have been a number of teething issues with iOS 11 – as is to be expected with any major software update.
Some users reported a dip in battery life since upgrading their iPhone to the latest version of iOS.
A number of iPhone owners believe this has improved since the move to iOS 11.0.1, although Apple does not single-out battery life in the release notes for this update.
Another slight quibble with iOS 11 is the location of the Auto-Brightness option.
For those who don’t know, Auto-Brightness measures the amount of light in the room and adjusts the brightness of the display, so that it is easily visible.
The ambient light sensor lowers brightness in dark locations and raises brightness in light locations.
Auto-Brightness is a great battery life saver, since it ensures only the correct amount of light is used throughout the day.
According to Apple, “Brightness can affect battery life. To maximise battery life, let auto-brightness adjust your device’s display, or dim your screen.”
However, those who did not want to use the feature – and instead lock the display brightness level in the same position throughout the day – could easily toggle Auto-Brightness off.
In previous iterations of iOS, iPhone and iPad owners could simply head to Settings > Display & Brightness to switch-off the option.
This a much, much more drawn-out affair in iOS 11.
Those who have upgraded to iOS 11 will now need to head to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations to enable or disable Auto-Brightness.
Apple does not include a shortcut to this option within its Control Centre menu.