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Apple Releases iOS 13 Update to iPhone and iPod touch Users

Today’s the big day, folks. Apple has released iOS 13 to the general public as a free update for iPhone and iPod touch users. The release comes three months after the first betas were released.

Features

iOS 13 brings a ton of new features to the table for iPhone users. Here’s a breakdown of some of the features you’ll find.

  • Dark mode all the things!
  • New portrait lighting controls
  • All-new Photos app
  • Video editing w/ video rotation
  • Sign In with Apple log-in method (similar to Facebook/Google log-in)
  • All-new Maps experience
  • All-new CarPlay UI
  • New Siri voice
  • Audio sharing with two sets of AirPods on one iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
  • Message announcements via Siri in AirPods
  • New Memoji controls
  • Memoji Stickers
  • Swipe typing
  • All-new Reminders app
  • Faster performance
  • 30 percent faster Face ID
  • ARKit 3 w/ background object support

Compatibility

iOS 13 is compatible with the following devices:

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPod touch (7th-generation)

How to Install

The new software can be installed by going to Settings > General > Software Update on your device. From there, you should see iOS 13 ready to be downloaded. After making sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network and have enough battery life, go ahead and hit install.

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