WWDC 2019 has only just begun but as far as exciting news is concerned, it’s massive and already wrapped up—Apple made a ton of announcements during its big keynote presentation—it gave the world its first official glimpse at the updated software that will power it’s platforms for the year to come.
There was plenty of exciting news surrounding all of Apple’s new platforms, but there’s no question that iOS 13 stole the show at WWDC. While last year’s iOS 12 update was all about squashing bugs and smoothing out the overall user experience, iOS 13 is packed full of nifty new features that iPhone and iPad users are going to love. Here are the best and most exciting new features coming to iOS devices in iOS 13.
Apple’s new iOS 13 software was the main focus of the event this year. Speed is a core focus too because it makes the devices faster and more convenient to use—with this, it allows face ID to unlock the device 30% faster and the app launch twice as fast as it was done before.
Who doesn’t like it all dark and nice? This feature is obviously one of the many others that everyone has been waiting for. With most iPhone which has an OLED screen, UI elements which extend battery life. Dark mode changes and color schemes that the background becomes dark and the text light. Available across the main iOS UI as well as in each individual Apple app. Developers will get new guidelines and tools so they can create apps that adhere to the new Dark Mode theme.
Carplay? Yea its also getting a huge improvement in iOS 13. The updated feature is a widget on the screen which allows users to configure it however you want and Siri now works with third-party apps like Pandora and Waze, which is obviously a big deal.
Find My phone
Finding a lost phone has been made easy. iOS 13 now comes with the Shortcuts app pre-installed, and Siri Shortcuts also gets new features in iOS 13. Unfortunately, the Shortcuts system is still too complicated for most people to find useful. What is useful is the new Find My app that replaces Find My Friends and adds in Find My iPhone features.
Better Siri voice
Siri’s voice now sounds much more neutral than before, as iOS 13 comes with a neural text-to-speech voice which users will undoubtedly appreciate.
HomeKit is getting a big upgrade that ties into security cameras with HomeKit Secure Video, which can analyze security camera video for face recognition features. This new feature also can encrypt your video clips and store them to iCloud — 10 days of free storage area included with all iCloud accounts.
Messages are one of the most frequently used apps on iOS devices, and the app gets a big update in iOS 13. You can now set your name and picture (avatar or Memoji) and they’ll be sent to users when you message. Now, messages sent to new users don’t just appear under an unknown phone number.
iOS13 has tons of new style features available for Emoji world so you can further customize your Emoji. Emoji Stickers creates a custom sticker pack that can be used in Messages, Mail, and elsewhere.
The Camera app in iOS 13 gives users tons of new features as well as portrait lighting effects available in Portrait Mode photos. Also, the Photos app has a new photo editor UI with controls that are easy to find and use. Not to forget, videos can now be edited (and rotated!) using the same effects.
Apple’s iOS keyboard now supports swipe typing, which is something that most users have been begging for a while now. Swiping on the Apple keyboard works just like it does in other popular keyboards.
The Reminders app has been updated from bottom up, and sor than it was before. A new quick type bar makes it easier than ever to create notes, and Smart Lists is a big improvement over standard lists.