Apple released the iOS 11 Beta 2 last Wednesday afternoon. Apple users can now experience its improved applications and new features.

Safety First for iOS 11 Beta 2

The first one is Do Not Disturb While Driving. With the increasing numbers of car accident nowadays, this feature could save many lives. Craig Federighi, the Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering said: “When you’re driving, you don’t need to respond to these kind (sic) of messages. In fact, you don’t need to see them”.

The mode can detect if the handset is in the car and will limit the notifications while on the road.

The user must connect the device to a hands-free device or in the car’s Bluetooth to receive incoming calls. There are two ways on how to activate this mode. Go to the Settings and enabled the Do Not Disturb (DND) for manual activation or connect the device to the car’s Bluetooth system. In this feature, the person who sent the message will receive an automated response saying, “I’m driving with Do Not Disturb turned on. I’ll see your message when I get where I’m going.” If the message is an emergency, there will be a second automated response saying, “If this is urgent, reply ‘urgent’ to send a notification through with your original message.”

Other exciting features to experience

There is also the improved Control Center included in the update.

In this feature, it can now disconnect the device’s Bluetooth connection paired with others without turning off the Wi-Fi toggle. Also, Control Center’s ability to disable the Swipe To Open function is also part of the second beta. Go to the Settings and tap the Control Center to see the difference.

When it comes to saving documents, photos or other files, this update offers the Save the Files option that will save everything straight to the new File app.

It allows the users to choose the location where they want to save their files. There are some changes in the iPad Dock where they can disable the 'Show Recents' option and displays the apps that the user have added to the dock.

Moreover, the improved Safari offers a new option to enable some experimental features such as WebGPU, Constant Properties, Viewport Fit, Link Proload, CSS Spring Animations, Web Animations and more.

Go the Settings, tap the Safari option, go to the Advanced and tap Experimental Features.

Aside from the mentioned features above, iOS 11 Beta 2 brings other new options that can be useful for all Apple users. There are new lock screen animations, icons, colors, menus, and Dictation option that support the Hindi dictation.