iOS 13 has arrived! Check out these 16 new features.
1. Dark Mode
Settings > Display & Brightness
Ahh, darkness. Just what I needed!
Requested by the majority of iOS users for years, Apple finally offers the Dark Mode feature, an alternative to the standard Light Mode, along with its built-in apps. Not to mention, users can automatically turn it on or off on a certain time or based on sunrise and sunset.
Also, Apple provides a Dark Mode API for developers to be able to make third-party apps compatible.
2. New wallpapers
Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper > Stills
Along with the dark mode, Apple also designed special Dark Mode-optimized wallpapers, turning from light to dark and vice-versa.
3. Control Center
Aside from its obvious new look, users also can add the Dark mode switch button, Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth accessories, and the new QR code scanner for better and faster access.
Shortcuts enable users to interact with their apps conversationally.
5. Notes & Reminders
A new look and updated features for reminders and notes.
6. Gallery & Photo Edit
Aside from the new photo tab, users can now control the intensity of any filter. In video editing, adjustments such as adding filters, cropping, rotating are now available.
7. Share photos with or without location information
Photos > Select photo > Options
Users can now choose to strip location information from a taken photo when they share it directly from the Photo app.
8. Optimized battery charging
Settings > Battery > Battery Health
Usually, we prefer to charge our phones overnight as we drift into slumber. However, keeping it on the plug for extended hours can over time damage the life span of the battery.
By switching this new feature, it will keep your iPhone’s battery at 80 percent for most of the night, completing the remaining percent right before your alarm goes off.
9. Swipe texting
Too lazy to tap? Just slide your thumb across as you try to slide into your crush’s DMs.
QuickType keyboard featuring QuickPath lets users swipe from one letter to the next to enter a word.
10. Create your memoji
iOS 13 users can now create and play around with these customizable memoji stickers.
11. Delete apps from the update screen
Do you have apps you no longer use?
Instead of burying them on folders, you might opt to delete them. Just go to your Update List, swipe left, and tap Delete.
12. Cellular data limit for automatic app downloads
Settings > iTunes & App Stores > App Downloads
Another option I needed!
With the new operating system update, users now have an option to remove App Store download limits. Through this, users will be notified if the app they are planning to download would be over a gigabyte.
13. Long screenshots
Saving an online article for an offline scroll? Users can now screenshot the whole webpage.
One of the biggest overhauls, this new 3D map feature will definitely blow your mind!
Although improvements on the graphics are still on the line, this 3D feature will make you feel as if you’ve been in these countries.
15. New volume indicator
Considered as one of the long-overdue features that most iOS users beg to be changed, Apple finally updated its volume indicator. Compare to the pop-up, this new indicator is smaller and even slides in from the side of the screen instead of taking up most of the middle space.
16. Additional health feature
This feature is for the ladies. With this additional health feature, you can track your menstrual cycle avoiding code red misfortunes.
Compatible iPhone devices:
- 6s/6s Plus
- 7/7 Plus
- 8/8 Plus
- X/XR/XS/XS Max
- iPod touch (7th gen)
- iOS 13 will be pre-installed on the new iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Max.