iOS 11 Tips for the iPhone page 7

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Enable Experimental Safari Features

While perusing iOS 11 screens, I came across advanced options for Safari. Apple has given customers the ability to toggle experimental features of the WebKit rendering engine. The cutting edge features affect Safari’s browsing capabilities. Some of these features are trivial, while others may improve performance. For instance, you can turn on WebKit’s ability to display web animations or activate WebGPU. A few of these items are turned on by default. If Safari exhibits odd behavior, you might want to turn these off.

These options are not just for developers or techies. A few of them should improve webpage rendering or offer better performance. Remember that these are experimental features. They could compromise Safari’s stability. You can access Safari’s experimental features by tapping on Settings > Safari > Advanced > Experimental Features.

Save Webpages for Offline Viewing

Cellular data is costly. Conserving data is critical because overages can be costly. Furthermore, Internet access is not omnipresent. I usually have problems accessing my cellular network if I am in a remote area. Cellular coverage is often spotty on public transportation.

Technology companies are finally starting to realize that the ideal world of inexpensive, omnipresent cellular data is still far off. Netflix recently started allowing users to download select programs for offline viewing. iTunes has always provided this functionality. Now, with iOS 11, Apple provides the ability to save webpages for offline use. Simply tap on Settings > Safari and turn on Automatically Save Offline. Now, when you save a web page to your Reading List, it will automatically be saved to your device for offline viewing.

You can also convert any web page into a PDF using Safari. Simply tap on the share button and then tap on Create PDF. This will save the web page for offline viewing. You can also annotate and edit the document.

Record Your iPhone’s Screen

As iOS adds more features, it’s much harder to provide instructions to accomplish a specific task. Screenshots and written instructions are helpful, but they’re also difficult and time-consuming. Fortunately, with iOS 11, Apple provides a great new tool for capturing video footage of your iPhone’s screen.

The Screen Recording app can’t be launched from an icon on the Home screen. Instead, you will need to add it to Control Center. We’ve covered how to customize Control Center previously in this article. Simply add the Screen Recording tool to Control Center. Launch Control Center and tap the Screen Recording button. You have 3 seconds before screen capturing starts. The Screen Recording feature captures both audio and video. Press the Screen Recording button again to stop recording. You can access the video in the Photos app. next page →

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