Before the official announcement of iOS 11, we heard a lot of rumors about it. According to these rumors, a large number of design changes were anticipated as well. Now the CEO of Apple has officially announced the design changes, which we can expect along with the latest iOS release. By comparing the rumors with announced features, we can see that most of them have become true.
Changes to the in-built apps in iOS 11
When talking about the design changes that are introduced along with iOS 11, we have to pay special attention towards the built-in apps. The built-in apps are now provided with darker and refined lines. In addition, we can see bolder fonts as well. It is evident that Apple has taken a move from the font, which they have been using since iOS 7. Some of the apps, such as Calculator and Phone have been provided with new designs. For example, we can see round buttons, darker fonts and same borders in these apps. We can see slight design tweaks in the few other apps, including Apple News, Podcasts and Messages.
A new Control Center
We were able to witness a significant change in the Control Center along with iOS 10. In fact, the designers at Apple split the Control Center into multiple windows. However, they have consolidated that into one single window along with iOS 11. In addition, the Control Center has been provided with bubble styled icons to deliver a redesigned look.
You will be able to find two different sections at the top, which can be used for Apple Music Controls and Basic Networking. You can also find sliders, which can be used to adjust the brightness and volume. For the other options such as Do Not Disturb and Rotation Lock, you are provided with smaller icons.
The Control Center is not just limited to the bottom of the screen. Instead, it would take up the entire screen along with iOS 11 update. You will be provided with the opportunity to customize the control center as per your specific needs and requirements, because it’s not just limited towards the bottom part of your screen.
Redesigned lock screen
The other notable change that you can find, in terms of the looks is the redesigned lock screen. The Notification Center and Lock Screen have been merged into one panel along with the iOS 11 update. If you pull down from the top, you will be able to access the lock screen, instead of notifications. All the missed notifications would be displayed when you lock your screen.
If you can do a second swipe upward, you will be able to gain access to the recent notifications, which you have already seen. Another swipe will get you to the Home Screen. Under the panel “Today” in Notification Center, you will be able to find all the widgets, which can be accessed via the lock screen.