Apple has announced that its iOS 11 software update will include a new ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ mode for iPhones.
The new feature will enable iPhones to detect when someone may be driving and automatically silence notifications to keep the screen dark. Users have the option of sending an auto reply to contacts listed in Favorites to let them know they are driving and cannot respond until they arrive at their destination.
In a press release about the software update, Apple said: “iOS 11 introduces a new way to help drivers stay more focused on the road with Do Not Disturb while driving.”
iOS 11 will be a free software update for iPhone and iPad this fall.