Everything you need to know about iOS.13

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Apple has yet another major iOS update. According to the latest tech news, you can download this update on compatible iPhones starting today. Want to learn more about this update and how it can change the way you use your iPhone? Keep reading to find out.

The Dark Mode

The most significant addition is the Dark Mode. This mode allows everything from iMessage, Photos, and Settings to switch to a much darker theme throughout the operating system. To use this mode, all you need to do is:

Go to Settings

  1. Click on Display & Brightness
  2. Choose Dark, at the top of your mobile screen
  3. Use the toggle next to Automatic if you want to switch between the dark and light theme

Swipe Keyboard

The second noticeable feature is a new swipe mode on the keyboard. Thanks to this, you can swipe words and complete your sentences much faster. This new iOS 13 function is called QuickPath. This feature is enabled by default after installing iOS 13. This means you do not have to change any setting or do anything other than place a finger on the keyboard and glide. 

Other updates

iOS 13 has made slight changes to apps such as Maps, Photos, and Reminders. Now, Maps will have real-time public transit estimates and a Google Street View-like mode. When it comes to Photos, you will find some great video editing improvements, which includes crop. And, Reminders has a new design that consists of a new today section. This is not all. The tech giant has a combined Find My app. This app is a combination of Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps. Plus, the Health app will have a built-in period tracker.

What’s in store for Apple users?

The updates mentioned above will be available starting today. Fortunately, Apple users won’t have to wait for too long for yet another upgrade. This is because the company is also introducing iOS 13.1 on September 30th. This update will include updates that were originally planned for iOS 13. This comprises of Siri reading incoming messages aloud, Siri shortcuts being able to be added to HomeKit automation, and you will be able to share your ETA with friends. The upcoming update is expected to coincide with the new iPadOS 13.1 update, which is all set to make its way to Apple’s tablets on September 30th.

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Stay tuned with iTMunch to learn more about iOS 13.1.