The new volume indicator is alone – chef's kiss – a feature iOS has needed for years. And iMessage search, well, it's downright amazing. Do not forget about the new photo-sharing options.
If you havemake sure before taking the plunge. Should something go wrong while it is happening, you'll be glad you took the time. Oh and you're still on the fence about getting iPhone 11, .
Optimized battery charging
Routinely charging your iPhone's ($ 1,000 at Amazon) battery to full, and keeping it there for extended amounts of time, can damage your battery over time.
If you normally charge overnight while you sleep, Optimized Battery Charging wants to keep your iPhone's battery safe and secure
Settings > Battery At 80% for most of the night, finishing off the last 20% of charge right before your alarm goes off. Battery Health and turn it on.
iMessage search actually works now
Searching for past messages in the iMessage app has always been horrible. It simply has not worked. That's changed. It's pretty cool.
It's pretty cool. To try it, open the Messages app, swipe down to reveal the search field and type. Neat, right?
Search your iPhone with your voice
Anywhere you find a search bar in Apple's own apps, you'll find there's a microphone on the far-right side. Tap on the voice icon, instead of having to type it out.
Apps like Settings, Mail, Messages and the Today View are just a few examples of where you can find the new voice search option.
Share this image with your photos (19659012)
You can now share a photo with us directly from the Photos app , but if you share it across social media, email or messages, you can strip that information and keep any location information private.
Select a photo (or photos) Options Location Include .
New volume indicator
Another long-overdue feature You know, the pop-up that takes over the screen whenever you adjust the volume when watching YouTube or Netflix?
The indicator in iOS 13 is much smaller and slides in from the side of your screen. As you adjust the volume, it shrinks to just a small line, all but hiding as you find the right volume level. Thanks, Apple.
The "hidden" part of the screen is on the screen, you can use it on your screen your iPhone or iPad.
iMessage and FaceTime Gain Dual SIM support
Business users and international travelers will appreciate the addition of iMessage and FaceTime support for the second number [ SIM cards ].
Apple added dual SIM support with the launch of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max ($ 1,100 at Amazon) and iPhone XR ($ 686 at Amazon) . The feature comes in handy for those who do not want to carry separate personal and work phones, or for those who need less than roaming fees.
Prior to iOS 13, users could only use one phone number for iMessage and FaceTime.
Delete apps from the update screen
Managing old apps you have installed on your iPhone or iPad ($ 290 at Walmart) is never a priority, or at least it is not for me. I know I've watched the App Store as an app is updated, knowing full well. But because the app is not easy to find on my home screen, I do not bother finding it and uninstalling it.
After installing iOS 13 or iPadOS, the next time you see an app you no longer need the updates list, swipe to the left across the listing and then tap Delete.
It's true, you can use a mouse or trackpad to navigate your phone or tablet. The experience of using a mouse with your iPad takes some getting used to – it is not a typical mouse pointer. Instead, there's a cursor that more or less mimics your finger.
You can assign shortcuts for specific tasks, in the new settings menu. Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Assistive Touch (turn this on)> Pointing Devices to customize how it works.
Remove app size limitations on cellular data
Apple has finally given us the option to remove App Store download limits. Meaning you can, if you want, download a game that's about a gigabyte in size on your cellular data plan.
Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > App Downloads To get rid of the limit, please click here any apps over 200MB.
Safari has a download manager
You can now download files when using Safari on iPhone and iPad. The Download manager icon will not show up unless you have an active (or recently active) download. [DownloadsinyouriCloudDriveaccountwhichyoucanaccessintheFilesapp
Long screenshots of websites
If you've ever had multiple screenshots of a web page in order to capture the text of an article, you'll be happy to know that iOS 13's has a new trick. Open Safari and take one screenshot of any website and immediately tap on the thumbnail preview. Above the screenshot will be two options: Screen and Full Page .
The feature works in Safari, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Mail, or Apple Maps.
Selecting Full Page to turn the entirety of the web page into a PDF file that you can then crop, annotate and save the Files app.
Originally published earlier this year. Updated with new information.
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