What's New in iOS 11

With iOS 11, you can deliver more powerful, user-friendly apps than ever before.

Augmented reality. With Augmented reality, apps can deliver immersive, engaging experiences that seamlessly blend realistic virtual objects with the real world.

Bolder navigation. To improve clarity and context when browsing and searching, apps can implement navigation bars that include large, bold titles.

Clearer icons. Filled-in shapes and thicker stroke weights keep icons minimal, while improving contrast. See Custom Icons and System Icons.

Drag and drop. Drag and drop allows people to use a single finger to move selected photos, text, and other content from one location to another—and even between apps on iPad.

Face ID and Touch ID. Your app can integrate with the system's biometric security features to offer secure, familiar authentication that people trust.

Near field communication. Apps running on supported devices can wirelessly read data from electronic tags attached to real-world objects.

Safe area layout guides. Adhering to the system's safe area ensures appropriate insetting of content within layouts and prevents content from underlapping the status bar, navigation bar, toolbar, and tab bar.

Typographic changes. Increased text sizes and weights help with readability throughout the system. The system also offers a range of larger type sizes—in addition to standard dynamic type sizes—for users with accessibility needs.