iOS 13 features & changes (Including all the betas,501+)

Apple unveiled iOS 13 with some cool features at WWDC. As usual, WWDC is all about software but spotting a hardware in this event is quite rare but Apple reveals the new Mac Pro as well.

iOS 13 consists of a lot of features. I’m separating this into three categories

1. Important features or changes

2. Minor but important changes

3. Minor changes

You can also skip to

iOS 13 Beta 2

iOS 13 Beta 3

iOS 13 Beta 4

iOS 13 Beta 5

iOS 13 Beta 6

iOS 13 Beta 7

1. Important features or changes

Dark Mode :

Finally, dark mode is coming to iOS. Darkmode changes almost everything from bright to dark which stands out in OLED display.

Apple didn’t mention about this but as we know OLED display’s turn off pixels when rendering.

This feature comes in handy if you use your iPhone at night without lights. Currently, the dark mode supports all built in apple apps. Darkmode can either be turned on from settings or control center.

iOS 13 : Dark Mode

Swipe to Type Keyboard :

Apple added Swipe to Type function to their native keyboard where Android had this feature for almost a decade. However, we were able to use this feature with third-party keyboards like Google keyboard or swift key. But third-party keyboard integration with iOS is still not good.

iOS 13 : Swipe to Type Keyboard

“Find My” App

Apple combines “find my iPhone” and “Find my Friends” into a single app named “Find my”. There is nothing new in this app, it’s just a combination of those two apps to make it look cleaner.

Faster Performance

Yes, you see it. Right? Apple boosted up the performance for older iPhones last year with iOS 12. With iOS 13, Apple is improving the performance even more.

Face ID is 30% faster and app opening speed is 2x as fast as iOS 12. App downloads size reduced to 50% and update size is also reduced to 60 %.

Sign in with Apple

Till now, we have been seeing connect with Facebook or connect with Google. But now Apple introduces its own Sign in system that is more secure than Facebook and Google.

While signing in with apple, you will be asked to reveal your Email or not. If you choose not to reveal it, Apple will generate a unique email ID and register with it. When a mail arrives from them, Apple will forward those mail to your real mail id.

iOS 13 : Sign in with apple

Video Editor

Now, video editor holds almost all the functions as a photo editor. You can apply filters, rotate the video and many more.

2. Minor but Important Changes

  • Scheduled Dark Mode
  • 3D Touch replaced by Haptic Touch
  • Find My replaces Find My Friends and Find My iPhone
  • Shortcuts app is preinstalled
  • New Card sheet interface
  • New Options Ellipsis
  •  Siri Dictation within search fields
  • Low Data Mode
  • Wi-Fi: Ask to Join Networks
  • Wi-Fi: Auto Join Hotspot
  • WPA3 Wi-Fi support
  • Audio Sharing with AirPods
  • New location controls to allow access to your location just once
  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One S Controller Support
  • Optimized Battery Charging
  • Voice control – control your device with your voice
  • Full page screenshots
  • Memoji and Animoji stickers on older devices
  • Redesigned Widgets
  • Siri now sounds more natural than before
  • New settings in Phone – Call silencing
  • Built-in download manager in Safari
  • iMessage – Supports display picture and name
  • Three new Animoji
  • Animoji & Memoji stickers
  • Announce Messages on AirPods
  • New reminders app
  • Redesigned Stocks app interface
  • No cellular limit for downloading apps
  • App Updates have moved
  • External USB drive, SD card, or hard drive support
  • Downloads folder
  • “Find my” replaces “Find my friends” and “Find my iPhone”
  • Search options have been removed (watch)
  • Watch app store points to actual app store
  • New Splash Screen ( Voice memos)
  • Redesigned shortcut app
  • New relationship labels ( Contacts)

3.Minor Changes

  • Eight new stock wallpapers
  • New header buttons
  • Smaller ‘AM/PM’ text on time
  • Access peek and quick actions on older devices
  • New Volume HUD interface
  • New Silent Mode interface
  • iTunes Store pushed to second page
  • Podcast app pulled to first page
  • New Contacts app icon
  • New Reminders app icon
  • Personal Hotspot: Family Sharing
  • Personal Hotspot: Allow Others to Join
  • Persistent personal hotspot
  • Communication Limits on Screen Time
  • Combined app limits on Screen Time
  • Accessibility promoted root Settings with icons
  • Display Accommodations is now Display & Text Size
  • New Share Suggestions
  • Standalone Airdrop card
  • Dark mode toggle in Control center
  • Specify Wifi networks can be chosen in Control Center
  • Specify Bluetooth connections can be chosen in Control Center
  • Volume shows what device you’re controlling (control center)
  • Larger Glyphs (flashlight, etc) (CC)
  • Music control shows Speakers & TVs (CC)
  • Larger Hearing icon (CC)
  • More rounded Hearing shortcut (CC)
  • Slightly tweaked Magnifier interface (CC)
  • New Voice Memos glyphs (CC)
  • New QR Code Reader icon (CC)
  • Cut, copy, paste, undo and redo gestures (keyboard)
  • Install new Fonts
  • Redesigned Markup toolset
  • Memoji Stickers can now be accessible from keyboard
  • 38 new keyboard languages
  • Smart selection for address, phone numbers, email address, etc.
  • Multiselect tap with two fingers and drag
  • QuickPath Typing
  • Cursor navigation Scroll bar scrubbing
  • Text selection via tap and swipe
  • Indian English Accent in Siri
  • Background shows contact photo in Phone App
  • Updated in-call screen with larger icons
  • Safari startup has been updated
  • Siri suggestions – Website links and others
  • Per‑site settings on safari
  • Schedule to close tabs on Safari
  • Haptic Touch Download Linked File
  • A lot of new Memoji customizations
  • Redesigned Now-Playing interface on Music
  • Updated AirPlay button
  • Smaller volume button
  • Sync Library replaces iCloud Music Library (Music)
  • Attachments can be added to events ( Calendar)
  • New Photos tab
  • Auto-playing Live Photos and videos
  • Redesigned editing interface
  • Adjust intensity of filters
  • Pinch to zoom while editing
  • Options relocated to upper right-hand corner
  • Auto-enhance integrated within main editor
  • Vibrant White Balance (Warmth & Tint)
  • Sharpen
  • Definition
  • Noise Reduction
  • Vignette Review each effect individually
  • Powerful video editor
  • Portrait Lighting Control
  • New Options when sharing Photos
  • Redesigned zoom button on camera
  • Search box is shown immediately (Mail)
  • Larger subject in compose view (Mail)
  • New Send button (Mail)
  • Updated action buttons (More, Flag, etc) (Mail)
  • More options when performing a Haptic Touch (Mail)
  • New text formatting tools (Mail)
  • New toolbar for inserting photos, drawings, scans and documents (Mail)
  • Extended Reply menu Multi-colored flags (across devices) (Mail)
  • New splash screen and setup for Bedtime
  • Larger stopwatch without header
  • Maps have been rebuilt
  • Add attachments to Reminders
  • Messages integration with Reminders
  • New gallery view on Notes
  • New apple arcade tab (App store)
  • Apple Watch search results (App store)
  • New profile page (Health)
  • A new Settings panel (Health)
  • Document Scanner (Files)
  • Zip and unzip(Files)
  • iCloud Drive folder sharing
  • Create Memoji inside Contacts app

These features and changes are released with iOS 13 developer Beta 1.

iOS 13 Developer Beta 2 features and changes :

  • New “High-key Light Mono” portrait effect
  • Can now control all portrait mode effect’s density
  • Setup menu refinement
  • Setup a new iPhone with the need for a computer
  • Windows users can now install iOS 13 beta
  • Increased performance and less buggy
  • 3D touch is active again
  • New sound when 3D touching ( bug or feature ? )
  • 3D touching an app icon gives a new option “add widget”
  • Send replies without confirmation
  • 4 new Animoji stickers
  • Small voice control icon (when activated) at the top left of the screen
  • New splash screens
  • Warning popup when deleting a app with an active subscription
  • Known networks in now my networks ( wifi settings)
  • New subscription tab in iCloud
  • The screenshot is smarter that it can identify a portion when cropping and it snaps in it perfectly.
  • New translucent effects in notes
  • New RTT/TTY in hearing section
  • Option to disable count down sound when in SOS
  • Volume control triggers Ringer Volume while on home screen and media volume on the app screen
  • Fixes a bug which crashes the iMessages when opening all photos

iOS 13 Developer Beta 3 features and changes :

  • iOS 13 Beta 3 is not supported on iPhone 7 and 7Plus
  • 3D Touch functionality is back in some areas
  • 3D Touching on the volume bar in the control center gives you an updated icon of the iPhone (little bit shrinked)
  • New camera platter icons when u 3D touch camera in control center
  • Option to enable noise cancellation in the control center when connected to Beats
  • Bolder microphone and keyboard icons
  • Full page screenshot is now supported by more apps (Previously Safari is the only app supported)
  • Larger crop interface for full page screenshot
  • Trash button on screenshot now works ( Previously couldn’t)
  • New animated arcade page in the app store
  • New splash screen in the Messages and notes app
  • Shortcut apps menu looks cleaner
  • Facetime attention correction (Currently only works on iPhone XS, XS Max and XR)
  • Updated health app graphics for records
  • Battery suggestion option now takes us to the new custom menu to improve battery life
  • New “ME” tab in find my iPhone

iOS 13 developer Beta 4 Features and changes:

  • Faster performance
  • Password bypass bug has been fixed
  • YouTube freezing bug has been fixed
  • Returns nearly 6 GB of data
  • Volume HUD no longer adds shadow to the text
  • 3D touch menu icons now sit right side
  • 3D touch duration can be tuned in settings
  • 3D touch is renamed as 3D & Haptic Touch in accessibility
  • Updated voice record icon in messages
  • The search bar is visible in settings
  • Notification panel can be bought down using Reachability
  • Rearrange app option in 3D touch menu on the home screen
  • Updated edit button in widget screen
  • Individual ear customization in Memoji
  • Can no longer disable some options in the share sheet
  • New trends in the activity app
  • News interface has been updated
  • Signals in your routes are now been shown in maps
  • Updated bedtime icon
  • Added more related photos button
  • New trends in the activity app
  • New icons in the health app
  • New apple watch look in the Watch app
  • Delete and favorite videos during playback
  • Share sheet animation has been updated
  • Share Sheet interface has also been updated
  • Airdrop interface has been tweaked a bit

iOS 13 developer Beta 5 Features and changes:

  • Facetime attention corrections features have been removed
  • Freed up some storage space
  • Haptic feedback while controlling Volume
  • 90% of the respring bug has been fixed
  • Feels smoother than before especially while scrolling
  • Can now slide in both direction to switch apps in slider view (iPad)
  • New “App icon size” section in display and brightness (iPad) and this will the change the layout of the home screen from 5 x 6 to 4 x 5
  • New appearance options while setting up iPhone  (Light or Dark)
  • Peek function is enabled in messages on all non-3D touch devices
  • Dock apps can be rearranged by 3D touching
  • Screenshots are automatically rounded in default apps
  • New screen recording animation
  • Open in a new tab is returned in safari
  • Dual volume control for multiple devices if 3D touched volume platter in the control center
  • Share sheet interface is grouped and can pin your favorites at the top
  • “ Manage “ is now “ Edit Actions “
  • Merge all windows options on Safari (iPad)
  • New home pod splash screen called “Siri for everyone”
  • New pointer devices options in assertive touch
  • Reopen closed window option if you close a window (iPad)
  • “Short and Straight with tussle” New Animoji hairstyle
  • Switching between dark and light mode is now animated
  • A new icon at the top of the volume bar in the control center if multiple devices are connected
  • Rounded wallpaper preview
  • Tweaked highlights in the health app
  • Dark mode can now be enabled by triple pressing home button (If you set to)
  • Files app now supports background audio
  • All app permissions for 3rd party apps are now in one place
  • Pending updates are renamed to automatic updates
  • Files app can now import RAW photos
  • New curated photos splash screen and animation in photos app
  • New selecting text animation
  • Watch faces updated with new modules

iOS 13 Developer Beta 6 Features and changes:

  • New dark mode toggle in control center
  • Dark appearance is removed from accessibility shortcut
  • 3D touching a toggle in the control center enables them ( Previously couldn’t but just tapping enables them)
  • Faster 3D touch response on lock screen notification
  • 3D touch is much faster ( Just like it was on iOS 12)
  • Minor Haptic feedback while pressing or holding volume rockers
  • 3 Finger tap anywhere enables Text edit interface ( It might be a bug or feature but right now it doesn’t make any sense on a home screen or lock screen)
  • A bug which makes an app invisible when 3D touching and dragging has been fixed
  • New location background tracking prompt
  • New Photos splash screen
  • New App Store splash screen
  • New Podcasts splash screen
  • Photos can be 3D touched and popped up when multiple photos are selected
  • Can now hide link preview by 3D touching in Safari
  • “Open App on Apple TV” has been removed from Apple TV remote options
  • “Announce Messages With Siri” has been completely removed
  • iOS 13 prompts you to remove older apps that are no longer updated or available

iOS 13 Developer Beta 7 Features and changes:

  • Apple activated 2x faster app launch  
  • Apple Card can now be set up in iOS 13  
  • The splash screen has been slightly tweaked in many apps 
  • 3D touch and drag now works on Timer  
  • 3D touch response is faster 
  • Share sheet opens faster especially on the older devices
  • New quick action icons on 3D touch in notes and weather  
  • “Rearrange apps”  will always appear at top while 3D touching 
  • New recent phone call icon on 3D touch platter 
  • 3 finger tap will no longer work anywhere  
  • Screenshots will no longer resize itself while opening  
  • Old wallpapers are back  
  • No more 3D touch preview on the weather app 
  • “Automation” is no longer mentioned in shortcuts splash screen  
  • Haptic feedback while 3D touching in messages  
  • Notify when found now works on Find my iPhone 
  • New option “help a friend” added to Find my iPhone  
  • Name current location is now edit location name 
  • The search bar is now darker on private browsing in Safari  
  • You can no longer open more than 500 tabs in safari  
  • Dark mode once again dims wallpaper but not to an extinct as it did before  
  • “Apple digital masters” badge in iTunes  
  • “Privacy alerts” are now “location alerts” in location 
  • Listen to local radio directly from apple music  

Some feature may be removed or added in future betas. We will cover all the future betas as well. Subscribe to us to get notified as soon as we update this blog.

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