Apple Introduces 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature for iOS 11

Set to make its debut this fall in Apple's next update to its mobile operating system, iOS 11, Do Not Disturb while Driving builds on Apple's current Do Not Disturb feature, which can silence alerts, calls, and notifications that are received while a user's phone is locked. Simply tap the "Send Password" button, and the other device will autofill the password and connect.

Now, developer preview testers are highlighting new features that they have stumbled upon while using unstable iOS 11.

For the feature to work, both iOS devices need to by physically close to one another - and need to unlocked, 9To5Mac reports. If there is a WiFi network in a given area and one iOS 11 device is already connected to it, this connected device can share the WiFi password with the new device easily.

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Not only are some Wi-Fi network passwords obscenely hard tor remember, but if you're the type to use the same password in multiple places, you most certainly feel a tinge of anxiety when a friend asks to connect to your network. The firm also announced new products like the HomePod, iMac Pro, and its 10.5-inch iPad Pro. If the password is shared, it will immediately be filled on the iPhone. Geskin also posted schematic images that purport to show the design of the new iPhone.

While Apple is likely to stand by their refusal to allow financial institutions access to the chip (alleging security concerns), the decision to open up the iPhone's NFC chip to other applications could make things like the iPhone's interactions with wireless speakers even faster and easier. Many features made it to the stage including a new file system, a dock for apps, and drag and drop.

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  • Toni Ryan