After a long wait & much hype iOS13 is now available for download, before you install it here’s what’s new. Note: This update is available only from iPhone6s onwards.
Soon after you install the new update that takes about 20 minutes, first thing you notice as you continue is the new Dark mode. Yeah! Now you have two options for your phone appearance, Light & Dark. You can schedule this appearance as when you want each of these modes to appear. You can use control center to switch between appearances anytime you want.
A new shortcuts app is now available in which you can create all possible shortcut to all your applications, including default settings, favorites, calendar etc… You can create an action for each shortcut that you create to call its action. For example you can create a shortcut to a browser and open a predefined URL using Siri. You can use gallery in Shortcuts to glance at all options available.
Missed those Memoji that was rolled out in iPhone X and above? Worry no more! It’s available with iOS 13. You can customize your look Memoji & use it on messages & WhatsApp. You can customize everything, hairstyle, brows, nose, ear, mouth etc…
Fun part about this Memoji is that you can press and drag the Memoji on messages you have received directly instead of just sending it as a reply. You can pinch out to maximize the size of Memoji and r
Photo and Video Editing
With iOS13 comes a great photo and video editing options! Now you can kick away those apps that you are paying for and that crop app which you downloaded without any other option. Yeah! Now you can edit photos to instagram and Lightroom grade in gallery with wide variety of all possible options available in the native editing option. Also….. now video editing is made fantastic with an editing similar to photo editing, Video can now be edited with brightness, highlights, shadows and all other options PLUS you can crop videos as well! Isn’t this exciting?
Gallery got a new redo. You can sort photos by years, months, days. This was already available in a vague way, now it looks organized.
In addition to the existing screenshot feature, now you have a new feature what is called full page screenshot. Once you take a screenshot and open the captured page, you will see an option called full page, toggle to that tab and scroll down the page until where you need the screenshot to save, this will get stored as a pdf file. You can save it to google drive or where you want to save it. Full page screenshot is available only where a page scroll is applicable.
There are few other minor improvements/changes with the new iOS13, volume control now has a new graphic at left side of the screen, when you toggle between silent mode and back there is a new popup to confirm that, when phone is charging, charge symbol is within the battery icon, it use to be outside of the icon sometimes leaving you to stare at it to make sure phone is charging.
After installation is complete you might lose all the images on your gallery, it takes a while to sync all the photos from iCloud to your gallery, so if you are not really in hurry you can update it at night, so by the time you are awake all photos will be available on your gallery.
Thank you for reading. Go on and explore the new update, Did I miss any feature? Let me know in comments.