Another nifty feature of the iOS 11 has been revealed today which particularly takes care of how the volume indicator ‘appears’ on iOS devices. Apple has always been particular about the minutest of design elements across its products and services and the imposing volume indicator desperately needed a tweak. Once you migrate to the iOS 11, you will no longer see the chunky speaker icon overpowering the whole display. Also Read - Apple Music Lossless, Spatial Audio features with Dolby Atmos coming soon to IndiaAlso Read - Apple sells more iPads in early 2021 than ever, grows along with Samsung
Beta testers have begun using the newly announced iOS 11 and new features are being discovered on a daily basis. One of the early testers, Twitter user Devon T. revealed through his tweet the subtle new change in the operating system. Also Read - Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels go live in 170 countries starting today
The biggest change in iOS 11. That nobody has mentioned.
The volume indicator no longer obstructs the center of the screen obnoxiously. pic.twitter.com/tE3F4qvkVT
Devon T. (@Turqmelon) June 6, 2017
As you can see in the image, the volume indicator now sits neatly on the top right corner of the display. It is also much smaller in size and horizontally designed, almost seamlessly blending with the overall iOS interface. In comparison, the current volume HUD is boxy, sits in the centre of the display and consumes a significant chunk of viewing area, thereby hindering the experience.
The new little tweak might be easier to miss but it goes a long way in accelerating Apple’s aim of redefining users’ viewing and navigation experience on iOS devices. ALSO READ: iOS 11 Smart Invert Colors feature changes your iPhone, iPad theme to dark mode
One of the other features of iOS 11 which also fine tunes the user experience is the dark mode that was detailed earlier this week. The mode works via color inversion. The Smart Invert Colors display accommodation option transforms the theme black, except for certain media, apps, and images. This makes the experience much more comfortable for the eyes, especially if one is already working in a dim-lit environments. ALSO READ: iOS 11: Top 11 features that Apple didn t tell you about
If you want to test out these interesting new features, you can either sign up for Apple’s developer program or wait till the end of June for the public beta to be rolled out. The stable version of iOS 11 will be rolled out later this year, possibly with the anniversary edition of the iPhone.