IOS 13 Detailed Feature List | Reveal over 100 new features and improvements

IOS 13 brings a new, pleasing look to the iPhone in dark mode, with a new way to browse and edit your photos. A new way to secure your privacy on the App and website with a single click. IOS 13 optimizes the entire system, improves the startup speed of the app, reduces the download space required by the app, and makes Face ID faster and more responsive.


This update introduces the following new features and improvements:

Dark mode

  • A new, cool-themed theme brings you an outstanding viewing experience, especially in low-light environments
  • Can be scheduled to start automatically at sunset or at a specific time, or from the Control Center
  • 4 new system background images automatically switch between “light mode” and “dark mode”

Camera and photo

  • The new “Photos” tab and a selection of gallery displays make it easy to find and share your photos and videos
  • Powerful photo editing tools let you easily edit, adjust and quickly view photos
  • Edit movies with over 30 new tools, including Rotate, Crop, and Enhance
  • Increase or decrease the intensity of Portrait Light on iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
  • On the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, use the new “Adjust Portrait Lighting intensity” effect “High-Key Mono” to let the monochrome body appear in front of the white background.

Sign in with Apple

  • Protect your privacy by signing in to participating apps and existing Apple IDs
  • Simple account setup with name and email address
  • “Hide my email” to share your unique email address and automatically forward the received email
  • Built-in dual authentication protects your account
  • Apple does not track or collect your personal information when using your favorite app

App Store with Arcade

  • Just one subscription to play unlimited new games with no ads, no extra charge
  • The new Arcade tab in the App Store lets you browse the latest games, personal recommendations, and featured editors
  • Play games on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac and Apple TV
  • You can choose to download a large app via a mobile network connection.
  • View available apps to update or delete apps on the Accounts page
  • Support Arabic and Hebrew


  • Introducing new maps in the US, including wider road coverage, improved address accuracy, better pedestrian support and more detailed land coverage information
  • “Looking around” allows you to explore the city with a high-pixel 3D interactive experience
  • “Favorites” is a list of places you love, making it easy to share with friends and family.
  • “Favorite Location” provides quick and easy navigation to your daily visits
  • Instant public transportation, instant flight updates, and more natural voice step-by-step navigation


  • New design that lets you build and organize reminders in a more powerful and smart way
  • Quick Toolbar lets you add dates, locations, flags, attachments, etc. to reminders
  • New smart list: “Today”, “Arranged”, “Flag” and “All”, allowing you to easily track upcoming reminders
  • Subtasks and grouped lists help you organize reminders


  • Personalized “Siri Suggestions” in Apple Podcast, Safari, and Maps
  • Listen to over 100,000 live radio stations around the world via Siri
  • Built-in “shortcut” app

Memoji and the message

  • New Memoji custom options include new hairstyles, headwear, makeup and earrings
  • Memoji Map Pack in “Messages”, “Mail” and third-party apps, also available for all iPhone models
  • Now you can choose to share your name and photo with your friends, even Memoji
  • Stronger search capabilities make it easy to find information with smart suggestions and classification results


  • The new “CarPlay Dashboard” allows you to view music, maps and smart Siri recommendations on one screen
  • The new Calendar app lets you view the day’s itinerary, driving directions or join a conference call, and contact the conference sponsor
  • The redesigned “Map” features “like location”, “collection” and “road display”
  • Apple Music album illustrations make it easy to find your favorite songs
  • “Do not disturb while driving” feature is now available at CarPlay

Augmented reality

  • With iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, People Occlusion allows App to visually present virtual objects before and after characters.
  • iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, Motion Capture lets apps understand body postures and movements, allowing you to animate or interact with virtual objects.
  • With iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, multiple face tracking for AR content tracks up to 3 faces simultaneously, allowing you to share joy with your friends
  • AR Quick View lets you view and interact with multiple AR objects at the same time


  • Block the sender and move all emails from blocked senders directly to the trash
  • Mute the discussion thread to stop notifications generated by too frequent email discussion threads
  • Format column allows you to easily access a variety of formatted text formatting tools and attachments
  • Font support for all system fonts, including new fonts you download from the App Store


  • Gallery display mode shows thumbnails in thumbnails to help you find the memos you need
  • Sharing folders allows you to edit folders with others so that they can access all the memos in the folder
  • More powerful search function to identify images in your memo and scan text within the project
  • New list options make it easy to rearrange list items, set indentation or automatically move selected items to the bottom of the list


  • Updated start page with favorite items, popular websites, recently viewed websites, and Siri recommendations
  • View options in the “Smart Search” field to quickly access text size control items, “reader” display methods and individual website settings
  • Individual website settings let you choose the “reader” display mode, and enable content blockers, cameras, microphones and access locations for individual websites.
  • Download administrator


  • Slide the keyboard to type, so you can easily enter it with one hand when you are on the road
  • Sliding or tapping can be alternately entered, even in the middle of the sentence

Text editor

  • Move the reel to quickly navigate long documents, web pages and email conversations by dragging the reels directly
  • Faster and more accurate cursor navigation, just lift the cursor and move it to where you want it
  • Text selection improvements let you easily select text with just a tap and swipe text


  • App Store offers custom fonts for use in your favorite apps
  • Manage fonts in Settings


  • “Files” support external disks for accessing and managing files on USB flash drives, SD cards or hard drives
  • SMB supports PCs that can connect to the company’s servers or residences
  • This machine saves you to create folders on your local disk and add your favorite files.
  • “Compression” and “Unzip” support to create and expand “compressed” files

Apple Music

  • With the lyrics of time, the lyrics are perfectly displayed with the music, making listening to music more interesting.
  • More than 100,000 radio stations from around the world

Privacy and security

  • “Allow once”  allows you to share locations only once with the app
  • Background tracking tips will notify you when the app is using your location in the background
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enhancements help prevent apps from taking your location without your consent
  • The Location Sharing Control option gives you the option to easily omit location data when sharing photos

System experience

  • Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth accessories can be selected in the Control Center
  • Redesigned, unobstructed volume control in the upper left corner
  • Full-page screenshot of web pages, emails, iWork files and maps
  • Redesign a shared worksheet with smart suggestions so you can share content with just a few clicks
  • Play Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital Plus audio content with Dolby Atmos on iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max for an amazing loopback sound experience

Language support

  • Support for 38 new keyboard languages
  • Input predictions for Cantonese, Dutch, Hindi (Tiancheng), Hindi (Latin), Najidi Arabic, Swedish and Vietnamese keyboards
  • Detach emoji and globe buttons on iPhone X and newer models to quickly switch languages ​​and pick emoji
  • Automatically detect dictation language
  • Bilingual dictionary supports Thai and English and Vietnamese and English


  • App startup speed is up to 2 times*
  • Up to 30% faster unlock speed with Face ID on iPhone X, iPhoneXR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max**
  • App update file capacity reduced by an average of 60%*
  • App capacity downloaded from the App Store is reduced by up to 50%*

Other functions and improvements

  • Battery charging optimization reduces battery aging by reducing the time the iPhone is fully charged
  • “Low Data Mode” helps you reduce data usage when using a mobile network or a designated Wi-Fi network of your choice
  • Support for PlayStation 4 and Xbox Wireless joysticks
  • “Find my iPhone” and “Find my friends” combined into one app, even if the device is not connected to Wi-Fi or mobile network, can help you find the lost device location
  • Apple Books reading goals help you develop the habit of reading everyday
  • Calendar supports adding attachments to your itinerary
  • Family sharing hotspots will allow your family’s devices to automatically connect to your nearby iPhone personal hotspots

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