There are a lot of new interesting features in iOS 11, and some of the most interesting are the enhancements that Apple made to the Photos app. What are these enhancements and what do they do? Let’s explore some of these functions in more detail below.
What Photo Updates Does iOS 11 Bring to iPhone and iPad?
Here are a few of the updates that you can look forward to in iOS 11 for your iPhone or iPad:
1 Live Photos Get New Effects
There are some interesting new effects for Live Photos. For example, you will be able to add a long exposure effect (which lets you animate just part of a photo) as well as customize your thumbnail. Live Photos will also support a new “boomerang” effect that loops the photos forwards and backwards.
2 Built-In Filters for the Camera App
There will be three new filters that will come built-in with Camera. These will be a black and white filter, a “vivid” filter, and a “dramatic” filter. You will also be able to customize each of these filters even further.
2 You Can Now Edit Live Photos
You will now be able to cut up your Live Photos as well as add a slew of new effects and filters. You can edit them right there on your device right after you’ve taken them.
4 HEVC and HEIF Formats
What is HEVC and HEIF? These are compression formats for videos and images that allow photos to be half their previous size, but still retain their quality. The advantages of this are obvious: you can take the same number of photos, but only take up about half the storage space on your phone (or you can just take twice as many photos).
5 You Can Shoot Portrait Mode Pictures
This feature is only available for iPhone 7 and above, but in iOS 11 portrait mode will include better image stabilization, HDR, and flash. All of this will help you take photos in all kinds of lighting conditions.
Besides these more exciting enhancements, there will also be other random ones that are easy to overlook. For example, the Camera app will now be able to automatically detect QR codes. Apple also improved its facial recognition technology, so you will see less duplicate folders in your People folder. Thumbnails of your People folders will also be bigger. Apple’s Memories function was improved as well and you will be able to personalize it more.
How to Save Photo Space on iPhone / iPad in iOS 11
Now that iOS 11 has compression technology, you don’t have to worry about saving photos space, right? Wrong. Though iOS 11 can save you a lot of space, if you’re the kind of person who likes to take tons of photos, their compression efforts might still not be enough.
If you use an application like iMyFone TunesMate, though, you can transfer your iPhone photos to computer or an external drive, and then delete them on your device to save space.
- Transfer photos and albums from iPhone to your computer and vice versa.
- Detect and remove duplicates automatically.
- Transfer securely without fear of losing your data.
- Delete photos from your iPhone in bulk for free.
- Also transfer/delete iPhone music, video, playlists, audiobooks, podcasts, iTunes U, etc.
How to delete photos in bulk from your iOS 11:
Step 1: After you have installed TunesMate, connect your iPhone iOS 11 to your computer. Open TunesMate.
Step 2: Click the Photos tab near the top. Select which photos you want to delete. (You should see clear thumbnails of the photos on your device.)
Step 3: Click Delete at the top. Click Yes to confirm.
Note that if you want to keep these photos, you should transfer them to your computer first before you delete them from your iPhone.
It's strongly recommended to use it to completely wipe your old iPhone before selling or giving it away. General reset is not safe enough
With the new iOS 11, there are lots of great enhancements for the Photos app. One of the most important things that Apple changed was the photo compression, allowing you to have more space. You can make even more room on your phone, though, if you use a third-party app like iMyFone TunesMate to back up and delete your photos.