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.
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
All-new Reminders app
30 percent faster Face ID
ARKit 3 w/ background object support
iOS 13 is compatible with the following devices:
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone XS Max
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.