Wondering what's coming to Apple's iOS 13, heading to iPhones and iPads this fall? Here's a quick look at its key new features.
After coming to Macs via MacOS Mojave last year, a dark mode is coming to iPhones with iOS 13. While it may not change the design of the interface in any way, it does change the look of your device and may have battery life benefits for iPhones with OLED screens.
Here are what some apps look like in dark mode. It's supposed to be easier on your eyes at night.
Yes, with iOS 13, you'll be able to unlock your iPhone that much faster. Apple says that with Face ID, depending on what model you have, your iPhone will unlock up to 30% faster than with iOS 12.
Apple says that your apps will "launch up to two times faster than before and be smaller in download size." Of course, speed increases will vary from iPhone to iPhone.
The Reminders app gets a new look.
You can control how your friends see you by choosing the name, photo or Memoji they see when you contact them.
You can now add piercings, tooth gaps, makeup, new hairstyles and much more to your Memoji creations -- even AirPods.
Yes, you'll soon be able to create your own set of Memoji stickers to live in your keyboard for your cute replies in iMessage.
Apple Photos has new curated views of your "best moments from every day, month and year."
The Photos app includes new tools and filters for improving the look of your photos.
Finally, video rotating and image enhancement tools will be available right from the Photos app.
According to Apple, with the new Sign In with Apple feature, you'll be able to "sign in to apps and websites quickly and easily using the Apple ID you already have. No filling out forms or creating new passwords. Just tap Sign In with Apple, use Face ID or Touch ID, and you're all set."
Apple Maps is getting upgraded with more detailed views and a new 3D mode. The company is also adding new features that make it easier for users to navigate to places they frequently visit, such as their home or work addresses.
Apple says that the Maps app has been "rebuilt from the ground up," and that "the brand‑new map features more realistic details for roads, beaches, parks, buildings and more."
The new Maps app is scheduled to roll out to US users by the end of 2019 and to more countries by 2020.
The Notes app has been redesigned and upgraded. Safari gets some new features, including an "improved" start page. It features Siri suggestions, favorites and frequently visited websites.
You'll be able to type by swiping from one letter to the next. It's Apple's version of Swiftype.
Thanks to Neural TTS, Apple says Siri has an "all-new voice."
The updated Siri is supposed to sound more natural and understand you better.
Apple's CarPlay dashboard is getting a new more user-friendly design with Apple Music enhancements.
Music now showcases album art in CarPlay, making it easier to find the music you're looking for.
You'll be able to pair two sets of AirPods with one iPhone and "enjoy the same song or movie along with a friend," Apple says. Also, Siri will announce your messages on your AirPods, reading them aloud to you.
With iOS 13, Apple will also be updating its Home app, the app that controls HomeKit smart home devices.
One of the new Home features Apple is touting is something called HomeKit Secure Video. It says smart home security cameras send video to the cloud to analyze it and tell the difference between objects and people, risking your privacy. With HomeKit Secure Video, the video captured by your camera is analyzed locally on your resident iPad, HomePod or AppleTV. Then it's encrypted and sent to iCloud, where no one (not even Apple) can see it.
Apple also announced HomeKit-enabled routers that will automatically put a firewall on each of your smart home accessories to protect them, even if your network is compromised. The first routers to be HomeKit-enabled will come from Linksys, Eero and Spectrum.
Not only will Apple's Siri Shortcuts app come preloaded with iOS 13, but the app is adding new automation options that will allow you to automatically run a shortcut at a certain time or when you reach a certain location.
With iOS 13, Apple says you'll have better control over granting permissions to apps for location tracking. Also, you'll "receive a notification when an app is using your location in the background, so you can decide whether to update your permission."
Other updates include "New controls [that] will help prevent apps from accessing your location without your consent using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth."