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iOS 11: Ready, set, download with our handy guide to Apple's latest

We've got you covered with all the tips, tricks and highlights of Apple's latest mobile OS update

It's finally here, folks. Apple's latest update to iOS is here, bringing with it new features, a redesign and a better experience on your iPhone and iPad.

One feature I'm practically grateful for is screenshot management. Now, when you take the usual screenshot by pressing Home + the top Volume button, the screenshot is immediately minimised and accessible straight from the screen. You can then immediately resize, annotate, add a signature, simple shapes as well as arrows and then choose to save the screenshot as a photo, or send it to another app.

Looking for new apps in the redesigned App Store will also be a lot more fun - with curated content and a separate tab just for Games browsing.

Apple Watch users who have also updated to Watch OS 4 will now be able to create their own custom Apple Watch faces from your iPhone.

All this is just a tiny sliver of what the new update brings to your iOS companion.

What to do before you update

As excited as we are? Before you start, there are a few things you need to be aware of:

Find out: Can your iPhone and iPad run iOS 11?

Passed the test? Best to back up first. How to back up your iPhone and iPad before you run iOS 11

Once that's done, getting the update on your phone is as easy as going to your device's Settings. Proceed to scroll down to General, and then click on Software Update. If it shows 'Your software is up to date', check back later. 

The best things about iOS 11

While waiting for the download and update to be done, find out just what we love about it.

We used it, we loved it and so far here are eight of our favourite new features.

Eight however just might not be enough, so we've found 11 more things that make iOS 11 an update that is worth the wait.

It's not just great on the iPhone, we find that it made using the iPad so much better.