Apple adds simple Wi-Fi sharing in iOS 11

The new feature is also able to send texts informing someone trying to contact you that you're driving and can not respond immediately.

Apple executives said the new measures are necessary in order to prevent accidents that involve drivers being distracted.

Until now, the only app able to make use of the iPhone's NFC capabilities was Apple Pay.

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With this iOS 11, Apple brings some additional changes to the iPad bringing some improvements including the ability to add more app icons to the iPad's dock, that can be accessed anytime. Throw some FLACs in iCloud Drive or whatever and you can play them back directly on the device in Files. For better or worse, Apple will allow Do Not Disturb while Driving to be turned off by users-a boon for passengers whose phones have wrongly accused them of being drivers, but a curse to those hoping the feature would end iPhone-related distracted driving. Just like that, the iPhone can also now connect to the WiFi network. For example, based on searches made using the Safari browser, Siri will be able to offer more personalized place and topic suggestions on Mail, Messages and other apps.

Called "Do Not Disturb While Driving", the feature will activate if a phone is connected to a vehicle through either Bluetooth or a cable, or potentially using speed detection to know if a user is in a auto when it is moving. This selection will prompt the smartphone's system to shut down the feature.

Unveiled Monday at WWDC, iOS 11 will be the "biggest software release ever" for iPad users, Apple said. Similarly, an iPhone user can designate some break-through contacts who can bypass the mode and one gets calls and texts from them.

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