The day has arrived, today, September 19, IOs 13 has been officially published for all users with a compatible iPhone. Apple's mobile operating system reaches version 13 with major changes and in a public way for anyone who wants to upgrade to this new version. iOS 13 can now be downloaded and in addition to seeing the news we will also see who can install it and how to do it.
It was first announced at WWDC19, when we saw a preview. Later and during these last three months we have seen how Apple has launched different betas polishing the system. Finally, last week during the keynote of the new iPhone 11 the company announced the final release date of iOS 13, this September 19.
Compatible devices: iPhone models that support iOS 13
Before moving on, what is this beta for? The new version is not compatible with any iPhone, but only reaches the iPhone of recent years. If you have a very old one, better check the list below to see if your iPhone is compatible. On the other hand, remember that this year the iPad go separately with its own operating system, iPadOS. That said, let's see the list of devices compatible with iOS 13:
- iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone XS and XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPod touch of the seventh generation
Download and update to iOS 13
iOS 13 in the end is still another update of the operating system. It is for this reason that to download and update to iOS 13 we just have to follow the same process as with other updates. In Settings> General> Software update the update appears. After authorizing the update it will be downloaded automatically and after a restart it will be installed.
Moreover, we can always do a zero installation to do "cleaning" on the device. For this we must restore the iPhone and subsequently install iOS 13. However, we have a complete tutorial on this and how to update to iOS 13 in general.
All the news of iOS 13 (also in video)
iOS 13 is one of Apple's great updates for this year. Version 13 of the operating system win big changes visually Thanks to the new dark mode. However, there are many more news related to specific apps, user privacy and dozens of minor changes that often go unnoticed.
New dark mode
We start with the main course, the new dark mode. With this feature the iPhone practically changes its entire interface to adapt the color palette to dark tones for low light conditions. It is a process that can be automatic or manual from the system settings.
In addition to the iOS interface, too change third-party applications that have adapted To the new dark mode. Each app can generate its own dark mode and tell the system to adapt the app to the light or dark mode in the general system.
One of the apps that shouted the most changes for years, finally has been completely redesigned. Apple has updated its Reminders app to stop being a simple list of tasks and become a project manager. It is now possible to create projects with tasks and subtasks. New smart views also arrive to sort tasks, as well as smart alerts related to locations, contacts or other factors.
New effects on Camera and changes in Photos
The Cmara app wins on iOS 13 in the section of Portrait Illumination New functions to regulate the intensity of light. In Portrait Mode there is a new option in black and white with white background.
But where we really see an important change in the photographic section is in the Photos app. Apple has completely redesigned it to display all the images in a chronological line much more intelligently and visually. New features of photo editing and (for the first time) of video are also added.
Memojis more customizable and useful
The Memojis arrived with iOS 12, although it is in iOS 13 where they have received interesting features to further customize them. Now we can choose different accessories, more hairstyles and even makeup and piercings. Apple also allows you to create stickers from Memojis to use them later in any app that accepts the sending of images.
Changes in Shortcuts
In iOS 12 Siri shortcuts were both in the Shortcuts app and in the system settings. Now everything is integrated in the shortcuts app. App that has also received new features to create automation much easier. And as always, we can access a gallery of shortcuts to find some useful or simply inspiration.
Start session with Apple and more privacy
One of the points where Apple put more emphasis during the presentation of iOS 13 was in the user security and privacy care. The apps now no longer have so many permissions to use the user's location and if they do iOS 13 constantly alert them.
On the other hand, Apple has introduced "Start session with Apple", a new service for developers that allows create a user profile with the iCloud credentials. In this case the service is very focused on privacy, generating unique emails for each app and service and a complete control from iCloud to eliminate permissions when we do not want to continue offering them.
Other news from iOS 13
Finally, it never hurts to remember those minor news They are not always given so much attention but they are still very useful. In addition to some very prominent ones like the ones in the following list, we have also compiled more than 50 minor news that you will find in iOS 13.
As for the rest of the outstanding news:
- 3D maps: The Apple Maps app now has its own "Street View" and is incredibly convenient to use. You can see in the next video a comparison with Google Maps following the same route.
the new Apple Maps is eating with potatoes to Google Maps, I have made a quick (and somewhat shabby) comparison of Look Around vs.. Street View pic.twitter.com/CYFNVCcL6B
– rus (@ CristianRus4) June 15, 2019
- Ms text format in Mail: To place lists, bold, typeface colors, different typefaces, bleeds …
Typographic Manager: In iOS 13 it is possible to add new fonts to the system and use them in different apps that allow you to change the typeface, such as Pages or Word.
Smart battery charge: To prevent the degradation of the battery and increase the health of the battery, with iOS 13 the iPhone battery is charged differently. The system learns the loading and unloading patterns of the device and only charges the phone at 80% to avoid its wear.
- New Health app: In addition to a complete redesign to more comfortably display the data, it also offers proactive advice and alerts based on the data collected.
- Enhanced App Files: Now we can access external storage units connected by cable to the iPhone. They will appear as external drives in Files.
- New share menu: More ordered and with text in addition to only icons. In principle, to send content and connect apps to each other more comfortably.
- ARKit 3: Apple's augmented reality evolves a year more with new tools and possibilities. It is now possible to place virtual objects in front of people to create more complex augmented reality spaces.
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iOS 13 now available: all the news, compatible devices and steps to update your iPhone