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iOS 11 Wish-List

Updated on September 15, 2016
An iPhone 5S running iOS 8, image courtesy of the good people at iMore, check them out!
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What do you want?

Do you have anything to add to this list? If you do, make sure you leave a comment below! I love to hear new ideas! If it's good enough, I'll add it to the list!

Are you happy with iOS 10?

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Since the inception of this post in late 2012, Apple has added 112 new features from this list.

UPDATE: I haven't updated this post in a while (apologies), but I'm back to curate your wishes for iOS 10. As for iOS 9, Apple seems to have really delivered! I deleted almost half of the previous list when removing introduced features! (There is a counter at the very top of this post counting the amount of wishes that comes true ;) )

It feels as if Apple is really listening! Keep them coming, who knows, maybe the folks over at Apple are reading this!

*Make sure you check back every week; I'll be updating this list whenever I (or you guys) get new ideas!

Last Updated: September 16, 2016

*bold points indicate new features added within the last couple weeks.

iOS Wish-List

  1. Ability to set seconds in the Timer in the Clock Application
  2. Ability to add folders within folders
  3. Ask Siri to check where your iDevices are located (Integration with Find My iPhone)
  4. EQ access from the Music application
  5. Low Battery Alert appears as a banner instead of a pop-up
  6. Ability to disable Auto-Lock from Control Center
  7. Ability to find words in a particular note in the Notes Application
  8. Group video chatting in FaceTime (More than 2 people)
  9. Ask Siri for language translations
  10. When Wi-Fi or cellular data connection is not available, have Siri automatically turn off and switch to voice control
  11. Ability to optimize and filter iTunes Wi-Fi sync
  12. Ability to record the screen and view recorded content in Photos app (Maybe a built in toggle in Control Center?) (You can now do this if you have a Mac, but still not a fully independent feature)
  13. Have phone automatically switch to silent based on location/calendar settings
  14. Ability to copy text within a text message, rather then having to copy the whole message
  15. Location-based settings for enabling and disabling Do Not Disturb
  16. Ability to switch between card and list view when viewing search results for apps
  17. Ability to move/delete multiple apps at one time
  18. Have a geo-fence for turning on and off Wi-Fi
  19. Ability to forward Voicemail messages
  20. Expand Guided Access to lock user within a certain folder of apps
  21. Better use of extra screen estate on iPad lock screen
  22. Ability to view saved Wi-Fi Connections individually in Settings and delete them
  23. WPS support for connecting to Wi-Fi
  24. Give apps the ability to access ringtones to add custom ones (with user permission)
  25. Option to have alarm delete itself after one use
  26. Ability to set multiple timers at one time
  27. Ability to permanently turn off alarm (until next specified time) using power button (can't tell you how many times I've accidentally put it on snooze, thinking I have turned it off properly, only to have it ring in class!)
  28. Merge iMessage conversations so that people's different accounts are all in one thread
  29. Customizable Music equalizer that can be accessed in the Music app
  30. Offline maps (built in to the Maps app)
  31. Ability to select songs from the Lock Screen
  32. Ability to share screens over FaceTime
  33. Ability to toggle between iMessage and Text Message from within the Messages application
  34. Ability to playback voice-mail messages 2x faster
  35. Photo Booth effects integrated with Facetime
  36. Offline Dictation and Siri engine
  37. Allow text messages from certain people to go through while Do Not Disturb is activated
  38. Ability to change an App's default notification sound
  39. Cross-fade slider in the music app
  40. Data toggle in Control Center
  41. Developer dynamic backgrounds, we want more.
  42. Ability to set appointments with contacts from contact application
  43. Ability to see missed calls and text messages, and ability to send iMessages from
  44. Add a default QR/barcode scanner for the camera app
  45. 360' panorama mode
  46. More flexible timings with Do not Disturb
  47. Ability to anchor icons anywhere on the springboard

Custom Siri Database

This is an idea which requires quite a lot of explaining. It's hard to explain, so sorry if it's hard to understand. So here's my idea. Let's say you just got a new lock for your gym locker. I would pull out my phone and tell Siri "Remember my lock combination for my locker is 12-13-14. Siri would then save to the new custom Siri database. So the next time I forget my combination I can just ask Siri for the combination. Another example; let's say you put your extra key in a hidden place. Now, if you're stupid like me, you forget your hiding places the next day. So when I hide it, I would immediately tell Siri "Remember that I hid the extra house key under my mattress." So the next time you need to find the key, you can ask Siri where you put it.

Now to manage all of these custom requests, there would be a dedicated category in Settings. There you can delete and add custom requests. You can add custom requests for just about anything! I currently use Notes app to quickly jot down where I put my things and what my combos are. This would be a great addition to Siri for forgetful people like me.

For more information on how Siri can be improved, visit my article about that here!

Is there anything you wish to be in the next edition of iOS? Tell me in the comments below! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas so far! Be sure to share this article with your friends!

Are you happy with iOS 9?

  • 15% Yes! Everything is perfect!
  • 54% Still a few things I want...
  • 31% Apple, why don't you ever listen?!
13 people have voted in this poll.

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Are you happy with iOS 8?

  • 36% Yes, it's near perfect now!
  • 39% Yeah, they had the right idea, but the BUGS...
  • 25% No, I did not get everything I wanted.
36 people have voted in this poll.

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Are you happy with Apple's new iOS 7?

  • 50% Yes! I absolutely love it!
  • 20% Nah, they could've done much better.
  • 30% Kinda. Some things are slightly flawed.
246 people have voted in this poll.

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Are you happy with Apple's iOS 6?

  • 10% Yes, it has everything I asked for!
  • 43% A little, it's still missing a few features
  • 46% Nope. I was expecting way more features.
2826 people have voted in this poll.

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      fexlo 2 years ago

      An idea that I doubt will go into effect is bringing the iTunes Visualizer to iOS (and possibly also for the iPod Nano). Apple has long stopped advertising the iTunes Visualizer, but I still use it because it does an amazing job of relaxing me.

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      MDWhee 2 years ago

      How about an app that works like a sticky note on the lock screen to write on so whenever I open my phone to check the time I see the note on there.

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      Jeremy 2 years ago

      1, 58, 67, and 22 were integrated with ios 8

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      Olaf Winkler 2 years ago

      How about a ZeroEnergy/OneService Option?

      Turn off all other energy consuming Services and only provide one Service like incoming calls or whatever you want.

      Would be nice if you are in areas where you need nothing else.

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      harbmaster 2 years ago

      1)I hope to see a way to quickreply by the notification opening the app and than going back to the previous app once you have completed the action which caused the notification in the first place or pressed the home button.

      2) Safari downloads

      3) A way to change the theme. I really wish I could have a dark theme on my black iPhone and keep the light theme on my white iPad. They did this with the splash screen


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