At its annual developer conference (WWDC19), Apple has made a ton of announcement during its big keynote presentation in San Jose on Monday. There is no doubt that iOS 13 stole the show at WWDC19.
The new OS brings along plenty of new features and improvements. While last year, iOS 12 update was all about altering bugs and smoothing out the overall user experience.
This year iOS 13 is carrying tons of new features and performance improvements for iPhone and the iPod Touch users, For iPad users, Apple announced its own the new iPadOS, to better utilize the larger screen real estate and enhance productivity.
The new operating system brings much-wished Dark Mode, which carries out a dark theme across all system apps. Furthermore, Apple has introduced swipe typing on iOS’ native keyboard, a new ‘Sign in with Apple’ feature, a completely revised Reminders app, ‘Find My’ app, faster Safari browser, new Memoji, additions to Mail and Notes, and editing of photos and videos through the photos app. Here are the top 11 new features and improvements of iOS 13.
Top 11 Features of iOS 13:
- Dark Mode
- Sign in with Apple
- Swipe Typing(QuickPath)
- Reminder, Mail, and Memoji
- Photos and Camera
- Speed and Performance
- AirPods features
- Find My Phone and Find My Friends
- New Voice for Siri
1. Dark Mode
Yes, Dark Mode, Which was rumoured a couple of days before the announcement, And now Dark Mode is finally here a system-wide black theme, which is already present in Android Q. Here, The Dark Mode turns the background black and texts to light colour.
Dark Mode is available for the primary iOS UI as well as in each individual Apple app. Developers will get new API and tools to create apps that cohere to the new Dark Mode theme releases later this year.
The darker theme has been used for the calendar, the much-criticized Apple Music interface, Notes layouts and photos apps.
2. Sign in with Apple
Apple is introducing a new “Sign in with Apple,” To focus on user privacy in the face of rising concerns. The feature that allows users to sign into third-party services, just like you can do with Google and Facebook, The difference here is that the feature will not track you across the internet, use complete encryption for your data, and even mask your real email address with proxy strings to protect your identity.
User can tap to authenticate with Face ID without revealing any personal information about yourself, and it blocks apps to track your location from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The company says it won’t use the Apple ID authentication data to profile users or their activity.
For location privacy, Apple is adding a feature in iOS 13, where user can share location access to an app just once, and then it’ll have to request access again if it wants to access in the future.
3. Swipe Typing(QuickPath)
Now, Apple’s iOS keyboard supports native QuickPath feature, which is the equivalent of swipe typing on Android devices. The QuickPath keyboard is especially useful, iOS is capable to identify your swipes, offer recommendations through the QuickType bar, and help you auto-complete your sentences.
This feature can especially be handy for one-handed typing. You can move your finger simultaneously with your iPhone’s virtual keyboard, leaving a wisp of a translucent tail in your wake, and form words without furiously finger-pecking at the keys.
4. Reminder, Mail, and Memoji
The Reminder app is now completely revised. Further, the app is getting tile and list views of the Reminders interface. It will also use the integrated AI to predict time to set your reminders, contacts to tag, and also it is direct integration with Mail and Messages.
The Message app will now get support to set your name and Memoji profiles. Also, User can customize with eye shadows, lipsticks, hair color, goggles, and even hats, and makeup, even adding braces to your teeth.
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5. Photos and Camera
With iOS 13, Apple is adding quite useful features and tools to the Photos app using machine learning. For example, The app will even automatically remove duplicate photos and highlight the best shots, and also photos will be intelligently organized into a diary of sorts. A new Days tab in the Photos app will display user photos taken on particular data, and videos and Live Photos will preview automatically as you scroll.
In the Photos, you will find the Month tab and the new Year tab, Which will preview photos based on the time, day, and situation User in. Like, if User opens the Years tab on your birthday, it might highlight photos and videos captured on past birthdays.
In Photos, while you get new controls to edit photographs, More editing filters add accents called Vignette, Vibrance, Auto Enhance, and Noise Reduction.
Portrait lighting tool is added to iPhone’s native camera app. Here, User can add more lighting effects to smooth skin, and it also changes the intensity and location of light for portrait lighting.
For Videography, The icing on the cake is native video editing let you flip videos from a horizontal orientation to vertical if the user accidentally shoots it in the wrong orientation.
6. Speed and Performance
Firstly, quicker unlock times. Face ID was never as quick as older iPhones’ capacitive fingerprint sensor-based Touch ID authentication, but according to Apple’s numbers, it will function up to 30% faster on iOS 13.
Also, the app launch speeds up to twice as fast on the iPhone, and they are trying to make app file sizes up to 60% smaller. Apple is working on reparation for the past iOS updates that have slowed down performance on older iPhones and will maintain them or speed them up.
Apple Maps are getting revamped with tons more details. Starting first in the US, Apple drove over 4 million miles around the United States to add all the new detail to its maps. The Maps will include more data, including broader road coverage, better pedestrian data, and more precise addresses.
One of the top new features of iOS 13 is Look Around, a tab within Maps search results that lets the user see a street-level view of your destination. That’s similar to Google’s Street View in The Google Maps app. User can share an ETA with friends and family with a single tap while navigating.
8. AirPods features
Apple also announced some AirPods convenient features. Like, Siri can automatically read messages to the user as soon as they delivered. This feature comes with Apple’s Messages app and also work third-party apps where it’s enabled.
And new Audio Sharing feature lets to share your Bluetooth connection with a friend’s iPhone by tapping the two phones together(if they also have AirPods).
9. Find My Phone and Find My Friends
Apple unveiled a new ‘Find my’ App, combining Find my Phone and Find My Friends into sing app. When you note your device as missing, other user’s devices will passively use Bluetooth help locate it – not dissimilar from Tile’s location tracker solution. The tool is encrypted and anonymous, Apple said, and it won’t let phone thieves install or reboot your iPhone unless you activate it.
10. New Voice for Siri
Apple audio assistant Siri gets an update in iOS 13, Apple used neural text-to-speech to make Siri sound smoother and more natural to your ears.
HomeKit receives a significant upgrade in iOS 13 that links into security cameras with HomeKit Secure Video, which can analyze security camera video for face recognition features. This new feature will encrypt video clips and store it to iCloud and also 10 days of free storage are included with all iCloud accounts.