iOS 13 Overview Updated September 22, 2020

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iOS 13 Features

During its WWDC 2019 keynote, Apple officially unveiled iOS 13 for iPhone. While we had a good idea of what to expect, Apple still offered some surprises. There’s a new swipe-style keyboard called QuickPath, the Photos app has received notable new features and changes with smart clutter reduction software, a new editing experience, and a new “Photos” tab, while Siri Shortcuts has become more capable with new multi-step and suggested automations. The update also brings a new Siri feature that allows users to instantly reply to messages.

As for one of the most anticipated features, the system-wide Dark Mode has officially arrived on iOS. Apple showed off the new dark theme with the tagline “iOS now lives in the dark.”

Many other improvements and changes coming this fall include a redesigned share sheet, app downloads are 50% smaller, 2x faster app launch speed, Memoji Stickers and Memoji Makeup, HomeKit-enabled routers and HomeKit Secure Video, a new “Sign in with Apple” option for logging into third-party services, all-new Apple Maps, and much more.

If you want to go in depth on some of the minor changes, check out 65+ features that Apple didn’t announce during its Keynote.

iOS 13 Release Date

iOS 13 was released on September 19th, 2019 for all comaptible devices.

iOS 13 Device Support

These are the devices that will be supported:

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

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iOS 13 Stories September 22, 2020

Following the release of iOS 14 to the public last week, Apple has just stopped signing iOS 13.7. That means users who have updated their devices to iOS 14 can no longer downgrade to any iOS 13 build.

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iOS 13 Stories September 8, 2020

Apple released iOS 13.7 for everyone last week, which includes a major expansion of the COVID-19 Exposure Notification platform. Following this release, Apple has today stopped signing iOS 13.6.1. That means users can no longer downgrade from iOS 13.7 to iOS 13.6.1.

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iOS 13 Stories September 1, 2020

Apple has announced that it will release iOS 13.7 to the public today, including a major expansion of the COVID-19 Exposure Notification platform. Apple and Google have unveiled a new Exposure Notifications Express system that allows public health authorities to support COVID-19 contact tracing without developing and maintaining their own application.

Update: iOS 13.7 is now available. You can update via the Settings app on your iPhone. Apple has also released iPadOS 13.7 with bug fixes.

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iOS 13 Stories August 20, 2020

iOS: How to automatically silence unknown and spam calls on iPhone

Spam and other unwanted calls have become a real nuisance over the past few years. Apple included its feature that allows users to automatically silence unknown and spam calls on iPhone starting with iOS 13 and Verizon offers an even more advanced version of this with iOS 14. Read on for how this smart feature works and how to enable it on iPhone.

iOS 13 Stories August 19, 2020

Following the release of iOS 13.6.1 last week, Apple today has stopped signing iOS 13.6. That means users can no longer downgrade from iOS 13.6.1 to iOS 13.6.

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iOS 13 Stories August 12, 2020

Apple has just released iOS 13.6.1 and iPadOS 13.6.1 for all users, just one month after the release of iOS 13.6. The update fixes some known issues related to the Exposure Notifications and another one that could make the displays exhibit a green tint.

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iOS 13 Stories July 22, 2020

Following the release of iOS 13.6 to the public last week with Apple News+ Audio and Car Key, Apple today has stopped signing iOS 13.5.1. That means users can no longer downgrade from iOS 13.6 to iOS 13.5.1.

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iOS 13 Stories July 15, 2020

Apple is making iOS 13.6 available to all users today. The update brings new features like improved support for downloading and installing system updates, the all-new Apple News+ Audio content, as well as the exciting Car Key feature.

Update: Now available

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iOS 13 Stories July 9, 2020

Apple has made the iOS 13.6 golden master available to developers today. The update comes with new features like improved support for downloading and installing system updates, the all-new Apple News+ Audio content, as well as the exciting CarKey feature.

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iOS 13 Stories June 12, 2020

Official support for custom fonts came to iPhone and iPad with iOS 13/iPadOS 13, however, it’s a complex situation with one of the best (main) options requiring a paid Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. Today, Fontcase has launched as a great free open source app to bring custom fonts to your iPhone and iPad.

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iOS 13 Stories June 1, 2020

Following the public release of iOS 13.5.1 today, Apple has also released the first beta of iOS 13.5.5 and iPadOS 13.5.5 to developers. This update likely focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements. [Update: Now rolling out to public beta users too.]

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iOS 13 Stories May 22, 2020

PSA: iOS 13 App Store bug temporarily preventing apps like YouTube from launching for some

iOS 13.5 was released for all users this week, and it’s already causing some problems. According to several reports on social networks, some users cannot open their iPhone and iPad apps as the system shows an unexpected error message.

iOS 13 Stories May 18, 2020

Apple today is releasing the iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 GM to developers. This follows an evolving beta testing period, with updates to Face ID and the first version of Apple’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification API. A release to the public is expected soon, perhaps as soon as later this week.

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iOS 13 Stories May 6, 2020

Apple is moving quickly to release new software features that improve lives during the COVID-19 health pandemic. One new feature that’s aimed to help first responders will be useful for iPhone and Apple Watch users even after we reach the other side of the coronavirus outbreak. The change is coming in iOS 13.5 and watchOS 6.2.5 later this month.

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Apple today released the fourth beta of iOS 13.5 to developers. Today’s update makes further changes to the Settings app for managing COVID-19 exposure logging.

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iOS 13 Stories May 4, 2020

Apple is currently beta testing iOS 13.5 for both developers and public beta users. The update includes three key changes in response to COVID-19, and here’s how you can try out the update today by joining the public beta.

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iOS 13 Stories March 31, 2020

Rumor: Apple starting iOS 13.4.1 beta soon, only bug fix updates planned until iOS 14 release in September

According to the latest report from The Verifier, which has a mixed track record of accuracy, Apple is readying an iOS 13.4.1 build for developers and public beta testers. It also expects that Apple is planning to only release bug fix updates to iOS 13 from now on.

iOS 13 Stories March 26, 2020

A bug in Apple’s recent iOS releases, including this week’s iOS 13.4 is keeping VPNs from being able to fully encrypt user traffic and data. Apple is aware of the issue and is currently working on a fix. In the meantime, there’s an easy workaround you can use to keep your VPN connection working as intended.

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iOS 13 Stories March 24, 2020

iOS 13.4: How to share iCloud Drive folders from iPhone and iPad

Improved collaboration for iCloud Drive arrives with iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, and macOS Catalina 10.15.4. Follow along for how to share iCloud Drive folders from iPhone and iPad in the latest software releases.

iOS 13 Stories March 3, 2020

Apple today is releasing the fourth developer beta of iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4. This update comes a week after the third release of iOS 13.4 for developers. iOS 13.4 includes new features like iCloud Drive folder sharing and much more.

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iOS 13 Stories February 19, 2020

Apple will release the second developer beta of iOS 13.4 today. This update comes two weeks after the first release of iOS 13.4 for developers. iOS 13.4 includes new features like iCloud Drive folder sharing and much more.

Update: The second developer betas of iOS 13.4, macOS Catalina 10.15.4, iPadOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, and tvOS 13.4 are now available.

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iOS 13 Stories February 12, 2020

When will Apple release iOS 13.4 to the public?

Apple has officially started the beta testing process for iOS 13.4. The update includes new features such as iCloud Drive folder sharing, new Memoji stickers, and much more. When can you expect iOS 13.4 to be released to the public? All signs point to sometime March.

iOS 13 Stories February 10, 2020

Apple will release the first public betas of iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 today. This comes less than a week after the first developer betas of the updates were released. iOS 13.4 includes several new features, such as iCloud Drive folder sharing, new Memoji stickers, and more.

Update: The first public betas of iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, tvOS 13.4, and macOS Catalina 10.15.4 are now available.

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iOS 13 Stories February 5, 2020

Apple today released first developer betas as part of its next round of software releases: iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4, tvOS 13.4, and watchOS 6.2. Here’s what’s new in these releases.

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