Best iOS 13 Features

Here's the best features to look out for in iOS 13!

Dark Mode

A new Dark Mode option gives iOS and apps a beautiful dark color scheme. Perfect for low-light environments, Dark Mode is easier on your eyes and won’t disturb people around you.

Wallpapers

New wallpapers optimized for Dark Mode automatically change as you switch between light and dark.


Turn on manually

Tap the new button in Control Center to quickly turn Dark Mode on and off, such as when you enter a dark room or theater.



Photos

The all-new Photos tab lets you browse your photo library with different levels of curation, so it’s easy to find, relive, and share your photos and videos. You can view everything in All Photos, focus on your unique photos in Days, relive your significant moments in Months, or rediscover your highlights in Years.


On this Day

Years are contextual, so it shows you photos taken on or around today’s date in past years.


Birthday mode

If you have birthdays assigned to people in your People album, the Photos tab will highlight your photos of them on their birthday.


Search enhancements

You can combine multiple search terms — like “beach” and “selfies” — without tapping each word in search.



Privacy and Security

Control the location data that you pass to apps with new, fine-grained controls. You can choose to grant an app access to your location once or anytime you use it.


App location transparency

Receive a notification when an app is using your location in the background, so you can decide whether to update your permission.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth location privacy enhancements

API changes and new controls help prevent apps from accessing your location without your consent while you’re using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.


Maps


New map

Rebuilt from the ground up, the brand-new map features significantly improved and more realistic details for roads, beaches, parks, buildings, and more.

Look Around

Explore where you’re going before you get there with an immersive 3D experience that gives you a 360-degree view of a place. And enjoy smooth and seamless transitions as you navigate your way around

Junction View

Junction View helps drivers in China eliminate wrong turns and directional misses by lining them up in the correct lane before they need to turn or enter an elevated road.

Share ETA

Share your estimated time of arrival with family, friends, and coworkers. Your ETA even updates should a significant delay occur.

Flight status

Up-to-the-moment information about your flight terminals, gate locations, departure times, and more is now available.

Real-time transit

See live departure times, the current location of the bus or train on your route, and a more detailed schedule when viewing transit stops.


Miscellaneous Updates:

New Animoji

Three new Animoji characters — mouse, octopus, and cow — give you more options to express yourself.

Improved Memoji customization

Makeup lets you customize blush and eyeshadow and includes editing tools that make it easy to get just the right look. Customize your teeth with braces and add piercings to your nose, eyebrows, eyelids, and around your mouth. There are also 30 new hairstyles, over 15 new pieces of headwear, and more earrings and glasses.

Swipe or tap to type

You can swipe or tap to type interchangeably, so you can choose what’s most convenient even if you’re mid‑sentence.

All‑new design

The redesigned Reminders app features more powerful and intelligent ways to create, organize, and keep track of your reminders.

Attachments

Add photos, document scans, and even web links to your reminders to make them more informative and useful.

New quick toolbar

With the new quick toolbar just above the keyboard, it’s easier than ever to add times, dates, locations, flags, or even helpful attachments to reminders. All without having to go to another screen.

Faster app launch

Apps launch up to 2x faster in iOS 13.

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