About iOS 13 Updates

iOS 13 introduces a dramatic new look for iPhone with Dark Mode, new ways to browse and edit photos, and a private new way to sign in to apps and websites with just a tap. iOS 13 is faster and more responsive with optimizations across the system that improve app launch, reduce app download sizes and make Face ID even faster.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

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iOS 13.7

 

iOS 13.7 lets you opt-in to the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications system without the need to download an app. System availability depends on support from your local public health authority. For more information see covid19.apple.com/contacttracing. This release also includes other bug fixes for your iPhone.

Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 


iOS 13.6.1

 

iOS 13.6.1 includes bug fixes for your iPhone.

  • Addresses an issue where unneeded system data files might not be automatically deleted when available storage is low
  • Fixes a thermal management issue that caused some displays to exhibit a green tint
  • Fixes an issue where Exposure Notifications could be disabled for some users

 

Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 


iOS 13.6

 

iOS 13.6 adds support for digital car keys, introduces audio stories in Apple News+, and contains a new symptoms category in the Health app. This release also includes bug fixes and improvements.

 

Digital car keys

  • Unlock, lock, and start your compatible car with your iPhone
  • Securely remove digital keys from a lost device via iCloud
  • Share digital keys easily with iMessage
  • Driver-specific profiles so you can configure shared keys for full-access or restricted driving
  • Power reserve lets you unlock and start your car for up to five hours after iPhone runs out of battery

 

Apple News

  • Audio stories are professionally narrated versions of some of the best reads from Apple News+, selected and produced by the Apple News editors as part of your Apple News+ subscription
  • Apple News Today is a new, free audio briefing on the day’s top stories from the Apple News editors, also available in the Podcasts app
  • A new Audio tab makes it easy to find Apple News Today and Apple News+ audio stories
  • CarPlay allows you to listen to Apple News Today and Apple News+ audio stories while on the road
  • Local news in your Today feed provides extensive coverage of San Francisco, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Houston, and New York City
  • More stories available from local news providers with a subscription to Apple News+
  • Your daily newsletter from Apple News can now be personalized with stories that reflect your interests

 

Health

  • New category for symptoms in the Health app, including symptoms logged from Cycle Tracking and ECG
  • Ability to log new symptoms, like fever, chills, sore throat or coughing, and share them with third-party apps

 

This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements.

  • Adds a new setting to choose if updates automatically download to your device when on Wi-Fi
  • Addresses an issue that could cause apps to become unresponsive when syncing data from iCloud Drive
  • Fixes an issue that could cause data roaming to appear to be disabled on eSIM even though it remained active
  • Fixes an issue thats causes some phone calls from Saskatchewan to appear as originating from the United States
  • Addresses an issue that could interrupt audio when making phone calls over Wi-Fi Calling
  • Fixes an issues that prevented some iPhone 6S and iPhone SE devices from registering for Wi-Fi Calling
  • Resolves an issue that could cause the software keyboard to appear unexpectedly when connected to certain third-party hardware keyboards
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Japanese hardware keyboards to be incorrectly mapped as a U.S. keyboard
  • Addresses stability issues when accessing Control Center when Assistive Touch was enabled
  • Provides a mechanism for administrators to specify domains to exclude from traffic carried by always-on VPN connections

 

Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222


iOS 13.5.1

 

iOS 13.5.1 provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.

Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 


iOS 13.5

 

iOS 13.5 speeds up access to the passcode field on devices with Face ID when you are wearing a face mask and introduces the Exposure Notification API to support COVID-19 contact tracing apps from public health authorities. This update also introduces an option to control automatic prominence of video tiles on Group FaceTime calls and includes bug fixes and other improvements.

 

Face ID and Passcode

  • Simplified unlock process for devices with Face ID when you are wearing a face mask
  • Passcode field automatically presented after swiping up from the bottom of the Lock screen when you are wearing a face mask
  • Also works when authenticating with the App Store, Apple Books, Apple Pay, iTunes, and other apps that support signing in with Face ID

 

Exposure Notification

  • Exposure Notification API to support COVID-19 contact tracing apps from public health authorities

 

FaceTime

  • Option to control automatic prominence on Group FaceTime calls so video tiles do not change size when a participant speaks

 

Emergency Services

  • Option to automatically share health and other essential information from your Medical ID with emergency services when you place an emergency call (US only)

 

This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements.

  • Fixes an issue where users may see a black screen when trying to play streaming video from some websites
  • Addresses an issue in the share sheet where suggestions and actions may not load

 

Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 


iOS 13.4.1

 

iOS 13.4.1 includes bug fixes for your iPhone.

  • Fixes an issue where devices running iOS 13.4 could not participate in FaceTime calls with devices running iOS 9.3.6 and earlier or OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and earlier
  • Addresses a bug with the Settings app where choosing Bluetooth from the quick actions menu on the Home screen would fail

 

Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 


iOS 13.4

 

iOS 13.4 introduces new Memoji stickers and iCloud Drive folder sharing from the Files app. This update also contains bug fixes and improvements.

 

Memoji

  • Nine new Memoji stickers, including Smiling Face with Hearts, Hands Pressed Together, and Party Face

 

Files

  • iCloud Drive folder sharing from the Files app
  • Controls to limit access only to people you explicitly invite or grant access to anyone with the folder link
  • Permissions to choose who can make changes and upload files and who can only view and download files

 

Mail

  • Always-visible controls to delete, move, reply to, or compose a message in conversation view
  • Responses to encrypted emails are automatically encrypted when you have configured S/MIME

 

App Store with Apple Arcade

  • Universal Purchase support enables the use of a singular purchase of a participating app across iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV
  • Recently played Arcade games appear in the Arcade tab so you can continue playing on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV
  • List view for See All Games

 

CarPlay

  • Third-party navigation app support for the CarPlay Dashboard
  • In-call information appears on the CarPlay Dashboard

 

Augmented Reality

  • AR Quick Look supports audio playback in USDZ files

 

Keyboard

  • Predictive typing support for Arabic

 

This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements. This update:

  • Fixes an issue in Camera where the viewfinder may appear as a black screen after launch
  • Addresses an issue where Photos may appear to use excess storage
  • Resolves an issue in Photos that may prevent sharing an image to Messages if iMessage is disabled
  • Fixes an issue in Mail where messages may appear out of order
  • Addresses an issue in Mail where the conversation list may display empty rows
  • Resolves an issue where Mail may crash when tapping the Share button in Quick Look
  • Fixes an issue in Settings where cellular data may incorrectly display as off
  • Addresses an issue in Safari where webpages may not be inverted when both Dark Mode and Smart Invert are active
  • Resolves an issue where text copied from web content may appear invisible when pasted when Dark Mode is active
  • Fixes an issue in Safari where a CAPTCHA tile may display incorrectly
  • Addresses an issue where Reminders may not issue new notifications for an overdue recurring reminder until it is marked as completed
  • Resolves an issue where Reminders may send notifications for completed reminders
  • Fixes an issue where iCloud Drive appears to be available in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote even when not signed in
  • Addresses an issue in Apple Music where music videos may not stream in high quality
  • Resolves an issue where CarPlay may lose its connection in certain vehicles
  • Fixes an issue in CarPlay where the view in Maps may move away briefly from the current area
  • Addresses an issue in the Home app where tapping an activity notification from a security camera may open a different recording
  • Resolves an issue where Shortcuts may not appear when tapping on the Share menu from a screenshot
  • Improves the Burmese keyboard so punctuation symbols are now accessible from numbers and symbols

 

Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222


iOS 13.3.1

 

iOS 13.3.1 includes bug fixes and improvements. This update:

  • Fixes an issue in Communication Limits that could allow a contact to be added without entering the Screen Time passcode
  • Adds a setting to control the use of location services by the U1 Ultra Wideband chip
  • Addresses an issue that could cause a momentary delay before editing a Deep Fusion photo taken on iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro
  • Resolves an issue with Mail that could cause remote images to load even when the “Load Remote Images” setting is disabled
  • Fixes an issue that could cause multiple undo dialogs to appear in Mail
  • Addresses an issue where FaceTime could use the rear facing ultra-wide camera instead of the wide camera
  • Resolves an issue where push notifications could fail to be delivered over Wi-Fi
  • Addresses a CarPlay issue that could cause distorted sound when making phone calls in certain vehicles
  • Introduces support for Indian English Siri voices for HomePod

 

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 


iOS 13.3

 

iOS 13.3 includes improvements, bug fixes and additional parental controls for Screen Time.

 

Screen Time

  • New parental controls provide more communication limits over who their children can call, FaceTime, or Message
  • Contact list for children lets parents manage the contacts that appear on their children’s devices

 

Apple News

  • New layout for Apple News+ stories from The Wall Street Journal and other leading newspapers
  • Easily like or dislike stories with a tap

 

Stocks

  • Stories from Apple News are now available in Canada in English and French
  • Continue reading with links to related stories or more stories from the same publication
  • “Breaking” and “Developing” labels for Top Stories

 

This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements. This update:

  • Enables the creation of a new video clip when trimming a video in Photos
  • Adds support for NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-compliant security keys in Safari
  • Fixes issues in Mail that may prevent downloading new messages
  • Addresses an issue that prevented deleting messages in Gmail accounts
  • Resolves issues that could cause incorrect characters to display in messages and duplication of sent messages in Exchange accounts
  • Fixes an issue where the cursor may not move after long pressing on the space bar
  • Addresses an issue that may cause screenshots to appear blurry when sent via Messages
  • Resolves an issue where cropping or using Markup on screenshots may not save to Photos
  • Fixes an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not be able to be shared with other audio apps
  • Addresses an issue where the missed call badge on the Phone app may not clear
  • Resolves an issue where the Cellular Data setting may incorrectly show as off
  • Fixes an issue that prevented turning off Dark Mode when Smart Invert was enabled
  • Addresses an issue where some wireless chargers may charge more slowly than expected

 

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 


iOS 13.2.3

 

iOS 13.2.3 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update:

  • Fixes an issue where system search and search within Mail, Files, and Notes might not work
  • Addresses an issue where photos, links, and other attachments might not display in the Messages details view
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent apps from downloading content in the background
  • Resolves issues that may prevent Mail from fetching new messages, and fail to include and quote original message content in Exchange accounts

 

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 


iOS 13.2.2

 

iOS 13.2.2 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update:

  • Fixes an issue that could cause apps to quit unexpectedly when running in the background
  • Resolves an issue where iPhone may temporarily lose cellular service after a call
  • Addresses an issue where cellular data may temporarily not be available
  • Fixes an issue that caused replies to S/MIME encrypted email messages between Exchange accounts to be unreadable
  • Addresses an issue where using Kerberos single sign-on service in Safari may present an authentication prompt
  • Resolves an issue where charging may be interrupted on Yubikey Lightning-powered accessories

 

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 


iOS 13.2

 

iOS 13.2 introduces Deep Fusion, an advanced image processing system that uses the A13 Bionic Neural Engine to capture images with dramatically better texture, detail, and reduced noise in lower light, on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Additional features include updated and additional emoji, Announce Messages for AirPods, support for AirPods Pro, HomeKit Secure Video, HomeKit enabled routers, and new Siri privacy settings. This update also contains bug fixes and improvements.

 

Camera

  • Deep Fusion for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max uses the A13 Bionic Neural Engine to capture multiple images at various exposures, run a pixel-by-pixel analysis, and fuse the highest quality parts of the images together resulting in photos with dramatically better texture, details, and reduced noise, especially for mid to low light scenes
  • Ability to change the video resolution directly from the Camera app for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

 

Emoji

  • Over 70 new or updated emoji, including animals, food, activities, new accessibility emoji, gender neutral emoji, and skin tones selection for couple emoji

 

AirPods support

  • Announce Messages with Siri to read your incoming messages aloud to your AirPods
  • AirPods Pro support

 

Home App

  • HomeKit Secure Video enables you to privately capture, store, and view encrypted video from your security cameras and features people, animal, and vehicle detection
  • HomeKit enabled routers put you in control of what your HomeKit accessories communicate with over the internet or in your home

 

Siri

  • Privacy settings to control whether or not to help improve Siri and Dictation by allowing Apple to store audio of your Siri and Dictation interactions
  • Option to delete your Siri and Dictation history from Siri Settings

 

This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements. This update:

  • Fixes an issue that may prevent passwords from autofilling in 3rd party apps
  • Resolves an issue that may prevent the keyboard from appearing when using Search
  • Addresses an issue where swipe to go home might not work on iPhone X and later
  • Fixes an issue where Messages would only send a single notification when the option to repeat alerts was enabled
  • Addresses an issue where Messages may display a phone number instead of a contact name
  • Resolves an issue that caused Contacts to launch to the previously opened contact instead of the contact list
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent Markup annotations from being saved
  • Resolves an issue where saved notes could temporarily disappear
  • Fixes an issue where iCloud Backup might not successfully complete after tapping Backup Now in Settings
  • Improves performance when using AssistiveTouch to activate App Switcher

 

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 


iOS 13.1.3

 

iOS 13.1.3 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update:

  • Addresses an issue that could prevent a device from ringing or vibrating for an incoming call
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent opening a meeting invite in Mail
  • Resolves an issue where data in the Health app may not display correctly after daylight savings time adjusts
  • Fixes an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not download after restoring from iCloud Backup
  • Addresses an issue where apps might fail to download when restoring from iCloud Backup
  • Fixes an issue that can prevent Apple Watch from pairing successfully
  • Resolves an issue where notifications may not be received on Apple Watch
  • Fixes an issue where Bluetooth may disconnect on certain vehicles
  • Improves connection reliability of Bluetooth hearing aids and headsets
  • Addresses launch performance for apps that use Game Center

 

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 


iOS 13.1.2

 

iOS 13.1.2 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update:

  • Fixes a bug where the progress bar for iCloud Backup could continue to show after a successful backup
  • Fixes an issue where Camera may not work
  • Addresses an issue where the flashlight may not activate
  • Fixes a bug that could result in a loss of display calibration data
  • Fixes an issue where shortcuts could not be run from HomePod
  • Addresses an issue where Bluetooth may disconnect on certain vehicles

 

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 


iOS 13.1.1

 

iOS 13.1.1 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update:

  • Fixes issues that could prevent iPhone restoring from backup
  • Addresses an issue that could cause battery to drain more quickly
  • Fixes an issue that could impact recognition of Siri requests on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Resolves a problem where Safari search suggestions may re-enable after turning them off
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Reminders to sync slowly
  • Fixes a security issue for third-party keyboard apps

 

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 


iOS 13.1

 

iOS 13.1 includes bug fixes and improvements, including AirDrop with Ultra Wideband technology on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, suggested automations in the Shortcuts app, and the ability to share ETA in Maps.

 

AirDrop

  • Ability to select who you want to AirDrop to by pointing from one iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max to another using the new U1 chip with Ultra Wideband technology for spatial awareness

 

Shortcuts

  • Suggested automations in the Gallery personalized to your daily routine
  • Personal and home automations for automatically running shortcuts based on triggers
  • Home app support for shortcuts as advanced actions in the Automation tab

 

Maps

  • Share ETA to send your estimated time of arrival while your route is in progress

 

Battery Health

  • Optimized battery charging to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your iPhone spends fully charged
  • Performance management feature for iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down, including the option to disable this feature if an unexpected shutdown occurs
  • Notifications for when Battery Health is unable to verify if a new, genuine Apple battery is in iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and later

 

This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements. This update:

  • Adds a link to the Me tab in Find My to allow a guest to sign in and locate a missing device
  • Includes notifications for when the display on your iPhone is unable to be verified as a new, genuine Apple display in iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Addresses issues in Mail that could cause incorrect download counts, missing senders and subjects, difficulty selecting or flagging threads, duplicate notifications or overlapping fields
  • Fixes an issue in Mail that may prevent background downloading of email messages
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent Memoji from correctly tracking facial expressions in Messages
  • Fixes an issue where photos might not display in the Messages details view
  • Fixes an issue in Reminders that prevented some users from sharing iCloud lists
  • Resolves an issue in Notes where Exchange notes may not show up in search results
  • Addresses an issue in Calendar where birthday events could appear multiple times
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent third-party sign in screens from appearing in the Files app
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Camera orientation to appear rotated when swiping to it from the Lock screen
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the display to sleep while interacting with the Lock screen
  • Resolves issues where app icons could appear as blank or as a different app on the Home screen
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent supported wallpapers from switching appearances when changing between Light and Dark modes
  • Addresses stability issues when signing out of iCloud from Passwords & Accounts in Settings
  • Fixes an issue where signing in to update Apple ID settings could fail repeatedly
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent the device from vibrating when connecting to a charger
  • Addresses an issue that could cause people and groups in the Share Sheet to appear blurred
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent alternate words from displaying when tapping on a misspelled word
  • Resolves an issue where multilingual typing could stop working
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent switching back to the QuickType keyboard after using a third-party keyboard
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent the edit menu from appearing when selecting text
  • Fixes an issue where Siri may not read Messages in CarPlay
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent sending a message using third party messaging apps in CarPlay

 

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 


iOS 13

 

This update introduces new features and improvements to:

 

Dark Mode

  • A beautiful new dark color scheme that delivers a great viewing experience especially in low-light environments
  • Can be scheduled to turn on automatically at sunset, at a certain time, or turned on from Control Center
  • Four new system wallpapers that automatically switch appearances with Light and Dark Mode

 

Camera & Photos

  • An all-new Photos tab with a curated view of your library making it easy to find, relive, and share your photos and videos
  • Powerful new photo editing tools that make it easier to edit, adjust, and review photos at a glance
  • Video editing with over 30 new tools, including Rotate, Crop, and Enhance
  • The ability to increase or decrease Portrait Lighting intensity on iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
  • High-Key Light Mono, a new Portrait Lighting effect, for a monochromatic portrait with a white background on iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

 

Sign in with Apple

  • A private way to sign in to participating apps and websites with the Apple ID you already have
  • Simple account setup with only your name and email address
  • Hide My Email to share a unique email address that is automatically forwarded to you
  • Built-in two-factor authentication to protect your account
  • No tracking or profiling by Apple as you use your favorite apps

 

App Store with Arcade

  • Unlimited access to groundbreaking new games with one subscription, no ads or additional purchases
  • An all-new Arcade tab in the App Store to browse the latest games, personalized recommendations, and exclusive editorial content
  • Available to play across iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV
  • Option to download large apps over your cellular connection
  • Ability to view available app updates or delete apps from the Account page
  • Support for Arabic and Hebrew

 

Maps

  • An all-new map rolling out in the US featuring broader road coverage, improved address precision, better support for pedestrians, and more detailed land cover
  • Look Around to explore cities in a high-resolution, interactive 3D experience
  • Collections for the lists of places you love and can easily share with friends and family
  • Favorites for quick and easy navigation to the places you visit daily
  • Real-time transit, real-time flight updates and more natural spoken turn-by-turn directions

 

Reminders

  • All-new design with more powerful and intelligent ways to create and organize reminders
  • Quick toolbar to add dates, locations, flags, attachments and more to reminders
  • New smart lists—Today, Scheduled, Flagged and All—to easily keep track of upcoming reminders
  • Subtasks and grouped lists to organize your reminders

 

Siri

  • More natural Siri voice, particularly while speaking longer phrases
  • Personalized Siri Suggestions in Apple Podcasts, Safari, and Maps
  • Over 100,000 live radio stations from around the world available with Siri
  • Shortcuts app now built-in

 

Memoji and Messages

  • New Memoji customization options including new hairstyles, headwear, makeup, and piercings
  • Memoji sticker packs in Messages, Mail, and third‑party apps and available on all iPhone models
  • Your name and photo, or even Memoji, now optionally shared with your friends
  • Search enhancements to easily find messages with intelligent suggestions and categorization of results

 

CarPlay

  • All-new CarPlay Dashboard with your tunes, turns, and smart Siri suggestions on one screen
  • All-new Calendar app with a view of your day, option to drive to or dial in to meetings, and contact meeting organizers
  • Apple Maps redesign with Favorites, Collections, and Junction View for China
  • Apple Music album art to easily find your favorite song
  • Do Not Disturb while driving now available in CarPlay

 

Augmented Reality

  • People Occlusion for apps to place virtual objects naturally in front or behind people using iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
  • Motion Capture for apps to understand the body position and movement of a person so you can animate a character or interact with virtual objects using iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
  • Multiple face tracking for AR content on up to 3 faces at a time so you can have fun with your friends using iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
  • AR Quick Look to view and interact with multiple AR objects at the same time

 

Mail

  • Block sender to move all email messages from a blocked sender directly to the trash
  • Mute thread to stop notifications from an overly active email thread
  • Format bar with easy access to rich text formatting tools and attachments of all kinds
  • Font support for all system fonts, as well as new fonts you download from the App Store

 

Notes

  • Gallery view with your notes as visual thumbnails helping you find the note you need
  • Shared folders to collaborate with others giving them access to entire folders of notes
  • More powerful search for visual recognition of images inside your notes and text in items you’ve scanned
  • New checklist options to easily reorder checklist items, indent them, or move checked items to the bottom of the list automatically

 

Safari

  • Updated start page with favorites, frequently visited, most recently visited websites, and Siri suggestions
  • View options in the Smart Search field for quick access to text size controls, Reader view, and per‑site settings
  • Per‑site settings to choose Reader view, and enable content blockers, camera, microphone, and location access for individual websites
  • Download manager

 

QuickPath

  • Slide to type on the keyboard for easier one-handed typing when you’re on the go
  • Slide or tap to type interchangeably, even mid‑sentence
  • Alternate word options in the predictive bar

 

Text Editing

  • Scrollbar scrubbing to directly drag the scrollbar for quickly navigating long documents, web pages, and email conversations
  • Faster and more precise cursor navigation—just pick it up and move it to where you want
  • Text selection improvements for easier selection by just tapping and swiping on the text

 

Fonts

  • Custom fonts are available from the App Store for use in your favorite apps
  • Font management in Settings

 

Files

  • External drives supported in Files to access and manage files on a USB drive, SD card, or hard drive
  • SMB support to connect to a server at work or a home PC
  • Local storage for creating folders on the local drive and adding your favorite files
  • Zip and Unzip support for creating and expanding Zip files

 

Health

  • New Summary view of personalized data, including alerts, favorites, and relevant highlights from frequently used apps and devices
  • Highlights of health data from frequently used apps and devices showing trends over time in helpful charts and graphs
  • Cycle Tracking feature to log information about your menstrual cycle including flow level, symptoms, and fertility metrics
  • Hearing health data types for environmental audio levels from the Noise app on Apple Watch, headphone audio levels, and audiograms from hearing tests

 

Apple Music

  • Time-synced lyrics make listening more fun with perfectly timed lyrics
  • Over 100,000 live radio stations from around the world

 

Screen Time

  • 30-day usage data to compare Screen Time numbers over the previous weeks
  • Combined limits to include multiple app categories, specific apps, or websites in one limit
  • “One more minute” option to quickly save your work or log out of a game when a Screen Time limit is met

 

Privacy and Security

  • Allow Once location permission with the option to share your locations with apps only once
  • Background tracking alerts now notify you when an app is using your location in the background
  • 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

  • Wi‑Fi networks and Bluetooth accessories selection in Control Center
  • A redesigned, unobtrusive volume control in the upper-left corner
  • Full-page screenshots for web pages, Mail messages, iWork documents, and Maps
  • Redesigned share sheet with intelligent suggestions to share content with just a few taps
  • Dolby Atmos playback for a thrilling surround sound experience from content with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, or Dolby Digital Plus soundtracks on iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

 

Language support

  • Support for 38 new keyboard languages
  • Predictive input in Cantonese, Dutch, Hindi (Devanagari), Hindi (Latin), Najdi Arabic, Swedish, and Vietnamese keyboards
  • Separate emoji and globe keys make it easier to quickly switch between languages and select emoji on iPhone X and later
  • Automatic language detection for dictation
  • Bilingual dictionary support in Thai and English and Vietnamese and English

 

China

  • A dedicated QR code mode in Camera, accessible from the Control Center, for improved QR code performance, a flashlight option, and enhanced privacy
  • Junction View in Maps for drivers in China to more easily navigate complex roadways
  • Adjustable handwriting area on the Chinese keyboard
  • Cantonese predictions on the Cangjie, Sucheng, Stroke, and Handwriting keyboards

 

India

  • All‑new Indian English male and female Siri voices
  • Support for all 22 official Indian languages with the addition of 15 new keyboard languages
  • Bilingual keyboard for Hindi (Latin) and English keyboard, including typing predictions
  • Typing predictions on the Hindi (Devanagari) keyboard
  • New Indian language system fonts for Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, and Odia for greater clarity and ease when reading in apps
  • 30 new document fonts for Assamese, Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu
  • Contacts with hundreds of new relationship labels to help more accurately label your contacts

 

Voice Control

  • A new way to control your iOS devices, entirely with your voice
  • Comprehensive navigation with just your voice to open apps, search the web, tap, swipe, pinch, zoom, press the Home button and more
  • Accurate dictation using the Siri speech recognition engine
  • Rich text editing to make corrections using just your voice, or select from word and emoji suggestions
  • Custom words, such as legal or medical terms, to ensure Voice Control recognizes words you commonly use
  • Seamless transitions from text dictation to voice commands
  • Attention Awareness to keep Voice Control off when you turn your head away from True Depth camera on supported iPhone models
  • On‑device processing so your personal data is kept private

 

Performance

  • Up to 2x faster app launch*
  • Up to 30 percent faster Face ID unlocking on iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max**
  • 60 percent smaller app updates on average*
  • Up to 50 percent smaller apps from the App Store*

 

Other features and improvements

  • Silence unknown callers to get calls from known numbers in Contacts, Mail, and Messages, while sending all other calls to voicemail
  • Optimized battery charging to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your iPhone spends fully charged
  • Low Data Mode to reduce your data usage over your cellular network or specific Wi-Fi networks you select
  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox Wireless Controller support
  • Find My iPhone and Find My Friends combined into a single app with the ability to locate a missing device even if it can't connect to a Wi-Fi or cellular network
  • Apple Books reading goals help make reading a daily habit
  • Apple News+ options to remove downloaded issues, follow a title, or browse the back catalog from the More button in the My Magazines section
  • Stocks app with business stories from Apple News+
  • Calendar supports adding attachments to events
  • Family sharing hotspot for your family's devices to automatically connect to your nearby iPhone personal hotspot
  • Home app redesigned controls for HomeKit accessories with a combined view for ones with multiple services

 

*Testing conducted by Apple in May 2019 using iPhone XS supporting normal peak performance and iPad Pro (11‑inch) with iOS 12.3 and prerelease iPadOS and iOS 13, using third‑party apps repackaged in a preproduction App Store server environment; smaller app update download size based on averages 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 iPhone X and iPhone XS Max supporting normal peak performance, and iPad Pro (11‑inch) with iOS 12.3 and prerelease iPadOS and iOS 13, using the side or top button to wake the device. Performance varies based on specific configuration, content, battery health, usage, and other factors.

Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices, for more information visit: https://www.apple.com/ios/feature-availability and https://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

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