IOS 13 is live for all users with compatible devices

IOS13 introduces a new look for iPhone with Dark Mode, new ways to view and edit photos, and a new private way to sign in to apps and websites with just one tap. Faster, more responsive iOS13, with system-wide optimizations that improve app launch, reduce app download size, and make FaceID even faster.

This update introduces the following features and enhancements:

Dark mode

  • A beautiful new color scheme that offers great viewing, especially in low light
  • It can be scheduled to activate automatically at sunset, at a certain time, or to activate in Control Center
  • Four new system background images that automatically change appearance with Light and Dark modes

Camera and Photos

  • A completely new Photos tab with a revised view of your photo library, making it easy to find, revive, and share your photos and videos.
  • Powerful new photo editing tools that make it easy to edit, adjust and review photos quickly
  • Video editing with over 30 new tools, including Rotate, Crop, and Enhance
  • The ability to increase or decrease Portrait Lighting intensity on iPhoneXR, iPhoneXS, and iPhoneXSMax
  • Bright Mono Light, a new Portrait Lighting effect that generates a monochrome portrait with a white background on iPhoneXR, iPhoneXS, and iPhoneXSMax

Sign in with Apple

  • A private way to sign in to participating IDApple apps and sites you already own
  • Simplified account setup with just your name and email address
  • Includes a Hide My Email option to share a unique email address that is automatically forwarded to you.
  • Integrated two-factor authentication to protect your account
  • Apple does not track or analyze how you use your favorite apps.

App Store with Arcade

  • Unlimited access to innovative games with one subscription, no ads or additional purchases
  • A new Arcade tab on the AppStore to discover the latest games, custom recommendations, and exclusive editorial content.
  • Available to play on iPhone, iPodtouch, iPad, Mac and AppleTV
  • Opposite to download large apps using mobile connection
  • Ability to view available app updates or delete apps on your Account page
  • Arabic and Hebrew Compatibility


  • A new map in the US with expanded street coverage, improved address accuracy, more pedestrian capabilities, and more detailed ground coverage.
  • New Look Around feature lets you explore cities in a high-resolution interactive 3D environment
  • Paste to lists of your favorite places, easy to share with friends and family
  • Favorites to quickly and easily navigate to places you visit daily
  • Real-time public transport, real-time flight updates, and more natural voice point-to-point navigation

Sticky notes

  • New design with more powerful and smarter ways to create and organize reminders
  • Quick toolbar to add dates, locations, flags, attachments and more to reminders
  • New Today, Scheduled, Flagged, and All Smart Lists to Easily Organize Reminders
  • Subtasks and grouped lists to organize reminders


  • Personalized Siri suggestions in ApplePodcasts, Safari, and Maps apps
  • Over 100,000 live radio stations worldwide available with Siri
  • Integration with Shortcuts app

Memojis and Messages

  • New options for personalizing Memojis including new hair styles, glasses, makeup and piercings
  • Memojis stickers packs in Messaging, Mail and third-party apps available on all iPhone models
  • Your name and photo, or even Memoji, are now optionally shared with your friends.
  • Search enhancements to find messages easily, with clever suggestions and categorization of results


  • New CarPlay Dashboard with its Siri clever music, curves and hints on one screen
  • All-new Calendar App with a view of your day, options to drive or call meetings, and contact meeting organizers
  • Redesigned Maps with Favorites, Collections, and Viewing of Intersections in China
  • AppleMusic Album Covers to easily find your favorite music
  • No Disturb When Driving Now Available on CarPlay

Augmented Reality

  • People Occlusion for apps to position virtual objects naturally in front of or behind people using iPhoneXR, iPhoneXS, and iPhoneXSMax
  • Motion Capture so apps can understand a person's body position and movement, so you can animate a character or interact with virtual objects using iPhoneXR, iPhoneXS, and iPhoneXSMax
  • Tracking multiple faces in Augmented Reality content for up to 3 faces simultaneously so you can have fun with your friends using iPhoneXR, iPhoneXS and iPhoneXSMax
  • Augmented Reality Quick View to view and interact with multiple Augmented Reality objects at once


  • Block sender to move all email messages from a blocked sender directly to the trash
  • Mute a conversation to stop notifications of an overly active email conversation
  • Format bar with easy access to various stylish text formatting tools
  • Compatibility with all system fonts, plus new fonts you can download from AppStore


  • Gallery view with visual thumbnails of your notes to help you find the note you're looking for
  • Shared folders to collaborate with others, giving you access to entire note folders
  • Powerful search for visual recognition of images within your notes and text on scanned items
  • New checklist options to easily reorder checklist items, indent them or move them to the bottom of the list automatically


  • Homepage updated with bookmarks, frequently visited sites, most recently visited sites, and suggestions from Siri
  • Display options in the Smart Search field for quick access to text size controls, Reader preview and site adjustments
  • Site adjustments to choose Reader view and enable content blockers, camera, microphone and location access for individual sites
  • Download Manager


  • Swipe to type on keyboard with one hand when moving
  • Toggle between swipe or tap to type right in the middle of a sentence
  • Alternative word options in the suggestion bar

Text Editing

  • Drag the scroll bar to drag it directly, allowing you to quickly navigate long documents, web pages, and email conversations.
  • Fastest and most accurate cursor navigation just capture it and move it to the desired position
  • Improvements to make text selection easier by simply tapping and sliding over text


  • Custom fonts are available on the AppStore for use in your favorite apps.
  • Font management in Settings


  • In-app external drive compatibility Files for accessing and managing files on a USB drive, SD card, or hard drive
  • SMB support for connecting to a work server or home PC
  • Local storage to create folders on local drive and add your favorite files
  • Compression and decompression compatibility for creating and expanding Zip archives


  • Summary view of your custom data, including alerts, favorites, and relevant highlights from frequently used apps and devices
  • Highlights of frequently used app and device health data, showing trends over time and informative graphics
  • The Cycle Tracking feature allows you to record information about your menstrual cycle, including flow level, symptoms and fertility metrics.
  • Hearing health data for levels of environmental noise in the Rudo app for AppleWatch, headphones audio levels and audio testing audiograms


  • Synchronized lyrics with music make the experience more fun
  • Over 100,000 live radio stations from around the world

Use Time

  • Usage data over 30 days to compare with Usage Time numbers over previous weeks
  • Thresholds combined to include multiple app, specific app, or site categories within a threshold
  • Oppo One more minute to quickly save your work or log out of a game when the Usage Time limit is reached

Privacy and Security

  • Location permission with the option to share your locations with apps only once
  • Background tracking alerts now send notification when an app is using your background location
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enhancements help prevent apps from accessing your location without your consent
  • Location sharing controls give you the option to easily omit location data when sharing photos

System Experience

  • Selection of Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth accessories in Control Center
  • A discrete redesigned volume control in the upper left corner
  • Full page screenshots on web pages, Mail messages, iWork documents, and Maps
  • Redesigned share sheet with clever suggestions for sharing content with just a few taps
  • Dolby Atmos Playback offers an exciting surround sound experience on Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital Plus compatible soundtracks on iPhoneXR, iPhoneXS and iPhoneXSMax

Language Compatibility

  • Compatibility with 38 new keyboard languages
  • Keyboard typing suggestions Cantons, Hindi (Devangari), Hindi (Latin) and Arabic Najdi, Swedish and Vietnamese
  • Separate emoji and globe keys make it easy to quickly switch between languages ​​and emoji selection on iPhoneX and later models
  • Automatic dictation language detection
  • Compatibility with bilingual dictionaries in Thai and English, Vietnamese and English


  • A dedicated in-camera QR code mode accessible from the Control Center, offering enhanced performance for QR codes, a flashlight option and privacy enhancements.
  • Maps Intersections View, allowing drivers in China to navigate complex roads with ease
  • Adjustable handwriting area on Chinese keyboard
  • Cangjie, Sucheng, Trao, and Manuscript Keyboard Cantons Suggestions


  • New Male and Female Voices for Siri in Indian English
  • Compatible with all 22 official Indian languages, plus 15 new keyboard languages
  • Bilingual Hindi (Latin) and English keyboard, including typing suggestions
  • Hindi (Devangari) keyboard typing suggestions
  • New Indian-language system fonts for Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Canar and Odia, providing more clarity and readability in apps
  • 30 New Document Sources for Assams, Bengals, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannar, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepals, Odia, Panjabi, Unscript, Tmil, Telugu and Urdu
  • Contacts with hundreds of new relationship tags to help you identify your contacts more accurately


  • Launch apps up to 2x faster *
  • FaceID unlock at 30% faster on iPhoneX, iPhoneXR, iPhoneXS and iPhoneXSMax **
  • 60% smaller app updates on average *
  • Apps at 50% smaller on AppStore *

Other features and enhancements

  • Silence unknown callers to receive calls from known numbers in Contacts, Mail and Messages by sending all other calls to voicemail
  • Battery charging optimized to extend battery life by reducing the time iPhone is fully charged
  • Data Saver Mode to reduce data usage over the cellular network or specific Wi-Fi networks you select
  • Compatibility with PlayStation 4 and Xbox Wireless Controls
  • Search iPhone and Search Friends combined into a single app that lets you find a lost device even if you can't connect to a Wi-Fi or mobile network
  • Reading Goals for AppleBooks Help Create a Daily Reading Habit
  • Calendar lets you add attachments to events
  • Family sharing access so your family's devices automatically connect to personal access from an nearby iPhone
  • Home app controls redesigned for HomeKit accessories, with a combined view for multiservice accessories

* Testing conducted by Apple in May 2019 using full-performance iPhoneXS and iPadPro (11 inch) with iOS 12.3 and a pre-release version of iPadOS and iOS 13 using repackaged third-party apps in a desktop server environment. AppStore preproduction; It is the smallest average downloadable app size from a collection of the most frequently updated apps. Performance varies based on specific configuration, content, battery health, usage, software versions, and other factors.

** Testing conducted by Apple in May 2019 using full-performance iPhoneX and iPhoneXSMax with normal performance and iPadPro (11 inches) with iOS 12.3 and a prerelease version of iPadOS and iOS 13 using the side or top wake-up button the device. Performance varies based on specific configuration, content, battery health, usage, and other factors.