iOS 13

A whole new look.
On a whole new level.

iOS 13 introduces a bold new look, major updates to the apps you use every day, new ways to help you protect your privacy, and improvements across the entire system that make your iPhone even faster and more delightful to use.

Dark Mode.
Go all in on lights out.

Dark Mode introduces a dramatic new look for iPhone. It’s thoughtfully designed to make every element on the screen easier on your eyes and is seamlessly integrated throughout the system. And it’s simple to turn on from Control Centre or set to automatically turn on at night.

Photos and Camera

Portrait Lighting Control

Create the look you want by changing the intensity of light in Portrait Lighting.

High‑Key Mono

Add a beautiful monochromatic effect to your Portrait mode photos.1

All‑New Photos Tab

A new curated view of your best moments from every day, month and year.

Redesigned Editing

New tools let you control any adjustment or filter so you can fine‑tune your photos.

Powerful Video Editing

Nearly every tool and effect you use on your photos can be used on videos, including rotate, crop and auto-enhance.

Privacy and Security

HomeKit Secure Video

Introducing camera storage designed around security and privacy.


We build privacy into everything we do, and iOS 13 is no different.


Look Around

Explore cities with an immersive 3D experience that lets you pan around 360 degrees and move seamlessly down streets.3

New Map

A new map reveals more detail about the world around you.


Home, work, school and your favourite coffee shop are now just a tap away.


Build lists of local must‑see spots and places you want to visit on your next holiday and share them with friends.

17 places


Siri Shortcuts

Siri works with apps in more powerful ways with the built‑in Shortcuts app.

Announce Messages on AirPods

Siri can now read incoming messages aloud. So you don’t have to stop what you’re doing to pick up your phone.

Audio Sharing with AirPods

Pair two sets of AirPods to one iPhone and enjoy the same song or film along with a friend.5

Memoji and Messages

New Memoji Customisation

Make your Memoji one in a trillion with new hairstyles, headgear, makeup and piercings.

Memoji Stickers

Memoji automatically become sticker packs that live in your keyboard. So you can use them in Messages, Mail and third‑party apps.

Share Your Name and Photo

Control how your friends see you by choosing the name, photo or even Memoji they see when you contact them.


All‑New Reminders App

The all‐new Reminders app makes it easier to create reminders with smart lists and more.

Quick Toolbar

Use the new quick toolbar to add times, dates, locations, flags, photos and scanned documents to your reminders.

Smart Lists

Smart lists are more helpful, automatically organising your reminders and grouping them by Flagged, Scheduled and Today.


CarPlay Dashboard

Introducing the all‑new CarPlay Dashboard for a simplified view of the road ahead.

New Calendar App

Get a view of your whole day while you’re on the go. Just tap to get directions or dial in to a meeting.

Apple Music App

Music now showcases album art so it’s easier to find the perfect soundtrack for your road trip.


Faster Unlock

iOS 13 is even faster than iOS 12. For example, Face ID now unlocks up to 30 per cent faster.6

Faster App Launch

Apps will launch up to 2x faster than before and be smaller in download size.7

Augmented Reality

ARKit 3

AR apps can now place virtual objects naturally in front of or behind people for new and more immersive experiences.

And so
much more.

Apple Arcade.

Play over 100 groundbreaking new games, where storytelling and design are pushed further than ever before, all in a game subscription service unlike any other.

Learn more

Text formatting tools in Mail.

Now you can write professional‑looking email on the go with formatting options that include font style, size, colour, alignment, indenting and outdenting text, and numbered and bulleted lists.

New and improved Notes.

A new gallery view and more powerful search help you find whatever note you need, just when you need it. The new checklist option helps you get more done, and shared folders make it easier to collaborate with others on folders and notes.

A more personalised Health app.

It’s easier than ever to access the information that matters most to you. And now there’s Cycle Tracking to help you gain insight into your menstrual cycle and provide a clearer picture of your overall health.

An improved start page in Safari.

An updated start page features Siri suggestions, favourites and frequently visited websites so you can quickly get to where you want to go.

A more advanced Files app.

Access, manage and organise files stored on external drives or file servers straight from the Files app.

Text editing and navigation.

Move the cursor and select text even more easily. And quickly scroll through long documents, websites and email by holding down the scroll bar and dragging it to the bottom or top of the screen.

Font management.

Create beautiful documents that reflect the style and character of your project with custom fonts you can install from the App Store.

iOS 13 is compatible
with these devices.

Learn more about iPhone

Learn more about iPod touch

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • 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)

See how to update to iOS 13.

Learn more

Developers will love iOS 13 too.

Learn more about developing for iOS 13


What’s in a name?
Quite a lot, actually.

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