So, your wait is up people, as Apple has announced this year’s 2019 new iPhone 11 models. And the updated iOS software 13 available form today (19/09/2019) for all compatible iPhone and iPad touch models. The date of the new iPhone and software has been bit delayed by the company this year, but it is now ready and will be available in the falling week of September. The launch of new Apple gadgets and software update is always a piece of big news, and everyone is exciting, doesn’t matter whether you are an iOS user or not.
Apple is going to launch two new gadgets this year – iPhone 11 and iPad 10.2, but the main hype is about the new iOS 13 features which are available for iPhone 6S and above users. The iOS 13 is going to be one the advanced Apple’s software update as it is flourished with some impactful features.
- 1 iOS 13 Features
- 1.1 Dark Mode
- 1.2 Photos app (with advanced editing)
- 1.3 Camera
- 1.4 Privacy
- 1.5 Login with Apple
- 1.6 Faster App Launch Times
- 1.7 Faster Face ID
- 1.8 HomeKit
- 1.9 CarPlay
- 1.10 Maps (Now offer Street view)
- 1.11 Siri
- 1.12 Reminders reimagined
- 1.13 New Animoji and Customizable Memoji
- 1.14 Improved Safari
- 1.15 Improved Share Sheet
- 2 iOS 13 release date
- 3 What phones will get iOS 13?
- 4 How do I upgrade to iOS 13?
- 5 Downgrade from iOS 13 to iOS 12.4
iOS 13 Features
iOS 13 is packed with a bold new display, some major advanced app updates, new privacy settings, and major improvements across the entire system. And most importantly with iOS 13, everything is going to faster, from unlocking with Face ID (30 percent faster) and app downloads will be 50 percent smaller, and updates 60 percent smaller. Apps will launch twice as fast in iOS 13, and much more. This software will make your iPhone even faster as it is packed with the following features –
A big feature coming to iOS 13 and iPadOS is Dark Mode option which will give iOS and apps a bold and beautiful dark color scheme. On OLED iPhones, dark mode will help conserve battery life. This feature is perfect for low light surroundings and it is good for eyes and won’t disturb anyone around you. You can easily switch on and off Dark Mode from the Control Centre quickly. User can even set the schedule to switch on and off Dark Mode at a certain time or based on sunrise and sunset. This going to be a well-integrated mode as API let’s third-party developers app implement it.
Photos app (with advanced editing)
In the new iOS, the photo gallery has been also improved with the different levels of curation that makes it interesting to share and view your photos and videos. To make the photo gallery more lively – auto-playing Live photos and videos are added which play muted live photos and videos when you scroll library. There is a smart photo review feature which will let you distinguish shots based on days, months and years.
Moreover, artificial intelligence used by the company to find the best part of your photos. This time attention on the photo management has to be paid as the duplicate photos, screenshots, whiteboard photos, documents, and receipts can be identified and removed by your photo gallery automatically. There are numerous other photo-related features are included in iOS 13 – significant events marking, birthday mode, music, extended live photos playback, file control and much more.
If you are a fan of iPhone camera features, then you are going to even more love camera features iOS 13. The Portrait Lighting effect will virtually adjust the lighting for you to click the perfect shot. This lighting effect creates a beautiful look with High Key Light Mono on the monochromatic subject. The newly updated Portrait Segmentation API will now support skin, hair and teeth segmentation so that user can click amazing Portrait mode photos.
The Photos has a new photo editing interface, Just tap and drag for adjustments, and iOS 13 adds new editing tools like noise reduction. And This new photo editing interface also applies to video.
- The device will also use machine learning to remove duplicates and clutter.
- Videos play directly in the browse view, as well as Live Photos.
The privacy and security of the iOS devices have always been the talk of the town. And, with iOS 13, Apple has taken its privacy and security features one notch up with new location tracking protection and Sign in with Apple. Now, you can control the location data that you pass to apps with fine-grained controls option. You will immediately receive the notification when the app is using your location. The new API changes will prevent apps from accessing your location without your permission while you are using wifi or Bluetooth. Now, you can even control whether you want to share your location when you are sharing photos.
Login with Apple
The process of signing in to apps and websites will get quicker with your Apple ID, you don’t need to fill out forms to create new FaceTime or Touch ID, you just need to tap over the option “Sign in with Apple”. If you don’t want to share your email ID with a particular app, then you can quickly hide it. You can use your Apple ID anywhere from logging in to a website or your Windows pc.
Faster App Launch Times
Apple is promising faster app launch times with iOS 13 along with smaller app sizes. The company claims that app opening times under iOS 13 will be 2x fast, while app downloads and app updates will be about 50% and 60% smaller, respectively.
Faster Face ID
iOS 13 brings about major speed improvements to Face ID. Apple claims that Face ID under iOS 13 is 30% faster and the speed improvements are clearly visible when one will get around to trying out iOS 13 on their iPhone X/XS/XR.
The new iOS has a HomeKit feature which will help you in multiple ways. Like, it will enable cameras and let it detect and record specific activities such as people, animals. On the other hand, HomeKit enabled router will bring an extra layer of security your home. The features like Apple Music, Home app control and Siri Shortcuts will be more refined with the new HomeKit.
The new CarPlay dashboard will show you much more information in a single glance. The music app has been redesigned from the ground up, and Siri does not cover the entire screen anymore. Siri will also now work with Pandora and Waze.
Maps (Now offer Street view)
The maps have been rebuilt and improved realistic appearance of roads, parks, building, and other landmarks has been added. You can get 3D experience to look around before starting your journey. There are plenty of cool features in maps included – junction view, add favorites, share ETA, customer feedback, real-time transit, flight status and much more.
There is also a button that lets you “look around” on the map. It’s essentially Google Street View, but built-in natively to Apple Maps. Moving around in this view is also much more smooth than Google Street View. Apple also shared that there will be a junction view in China, as well as ETA sharing for everyone.
The intelligence level of Siri has been improved as it can now offer customized suggestions in Safari, Maps, and Podcast. It can now detect reminder messages in third-party apps also. Siri will be now able to play music, podcasts, audiobooks, and radio with third‑party apps.
Also with latest iOS 13 Siri now uses Neural text to speech that is entirely generated by the software. It sounds much more natural, and puts the emphasis on correct words in a longer sentence.
Reminders also gets a total rework in iOS 13. As you type in reminders, the app will try and guess when to remind you. Siri will which words you want and make them actionable. If there are any names in the reminder, it will remind you about them in Messages.
New Animoji and Customizable Memoji
iOS 13 three new Animoji to iPhone X/XS and iPhone XR: Octopus, Cow, and Mouse. Additionally, iOS 13 makes Memoji more customizable and allows them to be used as stickers in third-party apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, and more.
Safari in iOS 13 gains a download manager which means one can download any type of file on their device. Safari also gains a new start page which provides one with quick access to their favorites, frequently visited, and recently visited websites.
Share sheet in iOS 13 has one tap suggestions for sharing a photo or document with some who is in the photo. There’s a new actions bar that comes up based on the content.
iOS 13 features won’t end here as new updates in reminders, AirPods, performance and numerous other parts of the new iOS can be seen. So, overall, iOS 13 is going to be awesome and we can’t wait to try it, just like you all.
There is also Wi-Fi selection in the Control Center. iMessage supports Dual SIM. There is also Dolby Atmos playback.
iOS 13 release date
The official iOS 13 release date is likely to be on or around Monday, September 19 (usually after 10 am PST) , which is at the Mid of next week. Apple has previously launched its operating system update on the Monday or Tuesday following its iPhone launch event.
What phones will get iOS 13?
You’ll need an iPhone 6S or later, the iPad Air 2 or later, and the new iPad mini 4 or later, or the iPod touch 7th generation.
- iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XS, XS Max and XR
- iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
- iPod Touch seventh generation
And iPhone 5S (and older), iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Air (2013) won’t be compatible with the new iOS update. That means these devices not receive the latest iOS 13 update.
How do I upgrade to iOS 13?
Before you install any new OS update, and especially before you install a beta, it’s very important to make sure your device is backed up. Apple has a step-by-step guide to backing up your iPhone or iPad; we suggest performing an iTunes backup and creating an encrypted backup.
The easiest way to get iOS 13 is to install it right on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch you want to update.
- Go to Settings > General > Software Update.
- A notification about iOS 13 should appear and you can tap Download and Install.
- It can take a while, during which time you won’t be able to use your device, so tap Install Tonight or Remind Me Later if you want to postpone for a more convenient time.
Also If you prefer, you can download and install iOS 13 from your computer using iTunes.
- Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed.
- Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer.
- Open iTunes and select your device. In iTunes 13, you click the device’s icon in the upper-right corner of the iTunes window.
- Click Summary > Check for Update.
- Click Download and Update.
Downgrade from iOS 13 to iOS 12.4
If you are having issues with iOS 13 you can easily Downgrade from iOS 13 to iOS 12.4 following steps below. No matter what reason makes you decide to remove iOS 13 and re-download iOS 12.4 or earlier version,
- Go to ipsw.me to download the IPSW file for your device.
- Turn off Find My iPhone on your device.
- Connect the iPhone to the computer and open iTunes. (Most importantly, put your device into Recovery Mode.)
- Click on the Okay button to restore your device and Select Restore and Update option on the next popup.
- Your device will be restored successfully to iOS 12.4 when you see the white welcome screen.
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