If you’ve recently updated to iOS 13, you’ll want to know what’s changed since last year.
Apple has changed a bunch of stuff since last year, and of course we’ve revised many of our tips to accomodate the changes. But in addition to those small differences, some powerful new features have been added that you won’t want to miss.
To save you flipping through this entire guide wondering what’s new, we’ve compiled a quick rundown of the most notable new features of iOS 13. You can tap any of the red links to read the associated tip in full.
After years of waiting, one of the most-asked for features of iOS is finally here! Dark Mode allows users to switch up the main color palette of the device, swapping out white menus and backgrounds for black ones that are easier on the eyes in low light environments.
Apple’s customizable 3D avatars that track along with your face are pretty cool, but this year they’ve gotten a further boost – now you can use your own face as the basis for a set of emoji-like stickers in Messages.
Apple Maps gets an awesome new feature this year, taking the basic concept of Google’s Street View and dialing it up a notch. Look Around allows users to get up close and personal with select cities, exploring an interactive high-definition simulation as if they were really there.
The Photos app has always had decent editing tools, but this year they’ve had a complete revamp and offer even more ways to tweak your images. Plus, every photo editing feature is now compatible with videos, too!
The four features above are arguably the biggest changes for the average user, but plenty more has changed too.
The long-neglected Reminders app has had a massive redesign, including some powerful features.
Photos didn’t just add those editing features – it added an entirely new layout that focuses on sorting your images into Days, Months, and Years.
Low Data Mode allows users to restrict data usage when connected to a cellular internet connection.
You can now type faster by swiping from letter to letter and allowing autocorrect to do the rest.
That’s certainly not all, but that should be enough to get you started. iPhones aren’t cheap, so if you’ve made the effort to buy one and update to iOS 13, ensure you make the most of everything it has to offer!