iOS 13 is official, all the news and how you can install it on your iPhone

by Kelvin
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After the keynote of a week ago in which Apple unveiled the iPhone 11 and the Apple Watch Series 5, the company of the bitten apple also gave the release date of iOS 13, and has complied. Apple just launched iOS 13 officially, For iPadOS we must wait until next September 30.


How to upgrade to iOS 13 and compatible devices

The first thing you should do is make sure you have a backup on your device. You probably have the copies set up in iCloud so you should go to Settings> Your name> iCloud> Copy to iCloud and check that you have a recent copy. If this is not the case, you can do it from there.

Now that we have a backup we just have to go to Settings> General> Software update and download iOS 13. Make sure your device is connected to the power and with Wi-Fi connection, the download is likely to take a few minutes.

As for the devices compatible with iOS 13, this is the complete list:

  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

All the news from iOS 13

Like every great version, iOS 13 arrives with a huge number of news, over the last months we have analyzed them in detail, then you have the most important ones.

Dark mode

One of the main novelties of iOS 13 is undoubtedly the dark mode. This mode is characterized by changing the traditional interface of iOS white tones to dark colors. The background will always be completely black and the different layers of the interface will acquire different gray tones.

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This dark mode is fully customizable, we can activate it manually from the Settings or the Control Center but we can also program it at a specific time. In addition all appeals of Apple are already adapted and over time third-party apps will also be updated. If you want to know more about the dark mode, we review all its news in due course.

New Photos application

One of the applications that has been renewed in iOS 13 is Photos. What stands out above all else is the new interface loaded with artificial intelligence. Now the photos are organized by years, months, days or all the photos. Choosing the options of years, months and days, your iPhone will show you the most relevant photos of that moment, hiding those that are similar.

ios 13 photos app

In addition to this, Live Photos and videos will be played without the need for us to enter them so you can see a preview and reminders of important moments have been improved so that your iPhone reminds you of special days such as birthdays and other appointments.

We must also highlight the new and complete editor that we found in the new iOS 13 photos app. Now we can adjust a huge number of parameters and also edit the videos with filters and tweaks. If you want to know more, we already carry out a complete analysis of all the news of Photos in iOS 13.

Login with Apple

One of the novelties that we have not yet been able to prove but that will undoubtedly improve our privacy thanks to iOS 13. Apple You are working on your own login to register on any website, but it is not a login like Google or Facebook in which your data will be exposed and your email will be filled with spam.

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You can choose whether or not you want your mail or your information to be shared and if necessary, Apple It will create a completely random email address for you so they can't track you. At any time you can delete it and all you need will be created.

Panoramic View in Maps

The maps of Apple They also come with interesting news, such as a considerable improvement in the detail of the maps or an improvement when it comes to showing traffic, along with other news. However, if there is something that stands out is the new option Panoramic view or Look Around.

  Look Around

The Look Around function is a kind of Google Street View but designed in the style of Apple, has proven to be much prettier than the Google option and will soon be spread all over the world. We can see the world as if we were right there.

Mouse support

A novelty that many users had been asking for for years and that with iOS 13 arrives officially. Although it may be more interesting on the iPad, we can also use a mouse on the iPhone. Apple It has been implemented as an accessibility option, but we can use it in any situation.

Apple has been adding news and now we can choose the size and color of the pointer and select what options we want to assign to the right blur. To configure it correctly we recommend that you go through our tutorial in which we show you all the details of the use of a mouse with iOS 13.

New Memoji

Yes, iOS 13 also improves the popular Memoji of Applethese Animojis with our face which will now be more customizable than ever. Apple He has added numerous hairstyles, colors and accessories to make our Memoji look more like ever.

But in addition to all this, iOS 13 includes the Memoji Stickers, small stickers with our face that we can share where we want with our acquaintances, even on WhatsApp.

Other news

Of course iOS 13 includes hundreds of news that may not be so important but certainly relevant, these are some of them:

  • New less intrusive volume indicator.

  • The NFC opens to developers.
  • Possibility to read an external memory and copy its files.
  • New Search app with interesting improvements.
  • Redesign of the App Store.

  • Improvements in Safari with a new download manager.
  • Sliding keyboard.
  • Face ID is 30% faster.

  • Apps take half the time to open and take up less.
  • CarPlay is also updated with significant improvements.