iOS Update

iOS 13.7 Release Notes

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.

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 and 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
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
Support for Arabic and Hebrew

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

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

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
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
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

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

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 supports audio playback, interfacing with multiple AR objects simultaneously, and completing purchases via Apple Pay when in AR

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
Responses to encrypted emails are automatically encrypted when you have configured S/MIME

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

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

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

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

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
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

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
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
Home app redesigned controls for HomeKit accessories with a combined view for ones with multiple services
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

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
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 typing support for Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Najdi), Cantonese, Dutch, Hindi (Devanagari), Hindi (Latin), 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

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

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
AirPods Support

Announce Messages with Siri to read your incoming messages aloud to your AirPods Pro and AirPods (2nd generation)
AirPods Pro support
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

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
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
New layout for Apple News+ stories from The Wall Street Journal and other leading newspapers
Apple News+ business stories in the Stocks app for subscribers
Business stories in Stocks include links to related stories or more stories from the same publication
Calendar supports adding attachments to events
Family sharing hotspot for your family’s devices to automatically connect to your nearby iPhone personal hotspot
Status bar indicator to display when VPN has disconnected on iPhone models with all-screen displays
*Testing conducted by Apple in May 2019 using iPhone XS supporting normal peak performance and iPad Pro 11‑inch (1st generation) 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 (1st generation) 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.

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