iOS 13, New Changes to Expect
Easy to use and recognized throughout the operating system, Dark Mode has never been this good. Everything from third-party apps, wallpapers, and built-in Apple apps will be easily and effectively darkened. The Dark Mode API will allow developers to integrate their third-party apps to the new look. Apple has specially created Dark Mode wallpapers, optimized for switching between Light and Dark modes.
This system-wide Dark Mode is accessible through the Control Center, Settings App, or can be scheduled to automatically turn on at night.
Photos and Videos
Apple’s improvements in the photos app give you more options for editing your pictures and made it even easier to do. Images can be adjusted for light intensity and monochromatic effects have been added. Fine tuning your photos is simpler and the options of filters and adjustments have expanded. Another new feature is the curated view of your photos, compiled together by day, month, or year.
Photo has new tools for adding shadows to the edges of images, vibrance, and sharpness while enhancing auto crop and straighten.
Video editing has also been enhanced. Nearly every tool available for editing pictures can also be used for videos. Some options include rotating, cropping, noise level, and strengthening elements such as brightness, saturation, and exposure. All edits can be removed, just like the feature with photos.
Apple introduces a safer way to sign into apps and websites with the Sign In with Apple privacy feature. Sign in with Apple identifies you via Touch ID or Face ID and then creates a random ID for all your browsing needs, hiding your true information from developers. When using this sign in, Apple does not track or profile you. Another convenient aspect is the randomized single-use email addresses, allowing you to keep your real email private but not limit your access to websites and apps.
Another privacy feature is the limitations on how often apps use your location. Apple has created new methods to allow apps access to your location once and then notify you if your location is used again. These settings give you the option to require apps to ask permission before using your location again or not.
Once again, the maps app got a new update. With more road coverage and more precise data, maps have become even better and more reliable. Look Around, a 360 degree street level view, gives you a unique 3D experience that improves your daily transit. Feel free to explore the roads and zoom in on nearby attractions with Look Around. The Collections feature allows you to share your favorite or desired destinations with friends and the Favorites option lets you search and save directions to any location you want to go.
Also available are real-time transit schedules, flight statuses, as well as power outages.
Apple Maps is now always present on the dashboard of CarPlay interface so finding your destinations is only a tap away.
The introduction of ARKit 3 (available for iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, and 2018 iPad Pro models) immerses you in more powerful augmented reality experiences. With the new ability to place objects in front of and behind people, motion capture, and a reality Composer app for developers, it is easier to make augmented reality apps.
Siri is new and improved with a more realistic sounding voice and the ability to read incoming messages into your AirPods and allow you to respond, hands free. Also, Siri can recognize reminders and make suggestions about particular tasks. You can ask Siri to play music, play live radio, start podcasts, or read audio books. Siri Shortcuts suggests personalized shortcuts with the Suggested Automations feature.
Siri is also more useful with CarPlay. Siri now has support for third-party apps as well as more natural language for directions. For example, Siri will instruct you to turn at the next traffic light rather than 500 feet.
Another new feature is the ability to pair two sets of Apple AirPods to one iPhone or iPad. This allows shared enjoyment of Apple Music or movie watching.
Memoji has new customization to make your profile as unique as you are. There are multiple new hairstyles, headwear, makeup, and piercings. Memoji is also more accessible with Memoji sticker packs readily available for messages, mail, and third party apps. Memoji has also become more individualized. You can decide what Memoji you want to be represented as for your own profile as well as the people in your contacts.
Along with the new Memoji options, there are three new Animoji; cow, mouse, and octopus.
These features are available for devices with A9 chip or above.
New and improved Reminders app organizes your information into Today, Scheduled, All, and Flagged. Each list is fully customizable with colors and icons, you can even create reminders within a reminder. Within your reminder, you can enter photos, scanned documents, and links. You are also able to tag people from your contacts into your reminders.
CarPlay dashboard view has been altered for music, maps, and a calendar app. The Calender app shows upcoming events and helps lay out the day. Even Siri has some altercations with the ability to support third-party apps, audio, and smart Siri Suggestions. Another plus side is that apps like map, Apply music, and Siri only take up a small part of the display so the rest of the interface is still easily viewable. The Do Not Disturb feature and “Hey Siri” feature are accessible with CarPlay.
CarPlay is equipped with iOS 13 maps so that your destinations are found more efficiently and with ease.
iOS 13 is compatible with the following devices:
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6S
- iPhone 6S Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPod touch (7th gen)