New Accessibility Features in iOS 11

iOS 11 is the latest version of Apple’s iOS. It is currently supported on the following devices:

  • iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus, SE, 7 and 7 Plus, 8 and 8 Plus, and the new iPhone X
  • iPad Air, Air 2, and 5th-gen iPad
  • iPad Mini 2, 3, and 4
  • iPad Pro
  • 6th-gen iPod Touch
  1. Smart invert
    1. Where color inversion inverts everything on the screen, smart invert inverts only the areas where it may be deemed necessary for someone who requires it. Otherwise, images stay true, and other insignificant elements of the user interface remain unchanged.
    2. To enable: launch settings from your home screen, tap general, tap accessibility, tap display accommodations, tap invert colors, tap the switch next to smart invert.
  2. Auto brightness
    1. When enabled, your screen will brighten or dim, depending on the lighting conditions around you. If you disable it, it may affect your overall battery life, but won’t mess with your eyes if lighting conditions change suddenly.
  3. Improved text detection
    1. Now when viewing an image with text in it, iOS 11 will automatically scan the image for text and read it aloud when VoiceOver is enabled.
  4. Improved photo descriptions
    1. iOS 11 will automatically scan an image to figure out what it contains and then read a description aloud to you, without needing to be prompted.
  5. Large text enhancements
    1. For those with the largest text selection chosen, system-wide enhancements have been made.
  6. Type to Siri
    1. Users with voice control issues can now interact with Siri by text, just by holding down the home button to activate it.
  7. Drag and Drop using VoiceOver
    1. Tap and hold an item and VoiceOver will read it aloud and tell you once you have drug it over to another app.