As if the iPhone couldn’t get any better, let me introduce you to the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Max! Do you have one yet? And if not, what are you waiting for! Both are designed to make life even easier than the previous models. And when I saw the photo quality and new features, that alone sold me in literally one second! When you add in great features like Siri and iCloud, in addition to accessories like AirPods, the iPhone 11 makes for one sleek, powerful phone that can do pretty much everything!
The new portrait mode might be my favorite new feature. This mode allows me to capture classic portrait framing with the telephoto camera or zoom out for group shots with the wide camera. I’m also able to add portrait lighting like natural, studio, contour, stage light, stage light mono, and high-key light mono modes to further enhance my shot.
With night mode, I have even more freedom to capture great shots, no matter what time of day it is. This mode automatically activates in low-light situations, so I never have to worry about remembering to turn it on. In addition, the technology auto-selects the capture time based on the scene and displays it for me to adjust if I want. With an easy slider, I can change exposure times for just the right shot.
iPhone 11’s native photo and video editing tools allow me to tweak my photos and videos more easily than ever before, as well. An intuitive design with new tools allows me to adjust photos and videos right in the Photos app, so I don’t have to pop back and forth between my gallery and a program.
In addition to amazing photography options, I’m able to have more control over how I use my phone than ever before. If you’re like me, you have a long history of useless apps cluttering up your phone, especially if you have kids. With Screen Time, I’m able to see a detailed report of how my device is used, apps I’ve opened, and websites I’ve visited. I’m also able to set limits for my most used apps and see how many times my device was picked up or when it received notifications. i can also control who my children communicate with no matter the time of day.
I also love the accessories that I can use with my iPhone 11. for example, I can share audio with a friend via my iPhone. By opening the lid to my AirPods and activating AirPlay, any friend who also has AirPods can listen to music along with me. With iOS 13, I can also receive and reply to messages with my AirPods without having to pull out my phone. As an on the go mom and influencer, that makes life a lot easier for me.
The iPhone 11 also makes it easy for me to use Siri, getting the most out of my digital assistant. I can easily search for photos saying, “Hey Siri, show me photos from New York Fashion Week.” Siri can also translate English to 9 different languages, which has made my travels much easier. Siri can also now play music through third-party apps like Pandora and Spotify, as well, and has new features on the Apple Watch. In addition to all of that, I can also control my HomeKit, find my accessories by saying things like, “Hey Siri, ping my AirPods,”, play 100,000 stations globally, and control my Apple TV!
iCloud is better than ever, as well. Family Sharing allows me to add up to five family members, making it easy to share my memories with the entire family. iOS 13 has combined Find My iPhone and Find My Friends into one app, so I can locate everyone and everything that’s important to me. I can also use my Apple ID rather than a social media platform to sign into sites quickly using Sign In with Apple.
Finally, another big winner for the iPhone 11 with me is its maps functionality. I travel a lot, and it’s easy to get turned around in a new place. Maps makes it easier to navigate new areas or just give me the best directions locally when I’m in a pinch. More than that, I can share places that I’ve been with family and friends, as well as building lists of places I’d like to visit. I can also get live transit updates with Share ETA, and (this is a biggie) I can use Indoor Maps to get convenient navigation help for major airports around the world, malls, and the like.
I’m beyond excited that the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Max have taken everything I love about this phone and made it even better. With improved functionality and ease of use upgrades, these new Apple phones are major game changers!