Apple has released iOS 12.3 two days ago and the new operating system update comes with lots of software changes that prepare iPhones and iPads for Apple’s upcoming subscription services such as highly anticipated video streaming platform. However, the video streaming platform and iOS 12.3 are not going to be our topic of discussion for today. The Cupertino based tech giant is currently adding the finishing touches to iOS 13 which is going to be the biggest operating system update that it releases in 2019 and it’s expected to ship with a bunch of cool features.
Even though Apple has yet to confirm the full list of features that iOS 13 will have to offer, we already have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Therefore, we have compiled a list with the top six most surprising features that Apple is going to introduce in iOS 13 so that all iPhone and iPad fans can get a good idea of what’s coming their way.
Most Surprising iOS Features
#1 iPad Guest Mode
We are going to kick things off with the “Guest Mode” for iPads. This feature has already been introduced on Macs and it makes sense for Apple to bring it to iPads as well. As the feature’s name implies, it will come in quite handy whenever you have to borrow your iPad to someone such as your kid so that he or she can play some games for example. In addition, iPad users have been asking for this feature ever since it arrived on Macs.
#2 New Navigation Gestures
Apple changed everything we knew about gesture navigation in iOS back in 2017 when it launched iPhone X. Well, a couple of years have passed since then and Apple is now expected to introduce a handful of new navigation gestures in iOS that will make it easier for iPhone and iPad fans to use their handheld devices. We should mention that Apple is surely going to introduce the gesture to select multiple files at the same time since this feature is a “must-have” nowadays.
#3 More Face Time Features
One of the best things that Apple did this year when it comes to software updates was to improve the performances and user experience of Face Time. This is the most famous native iOS feature and iPhone fans love to use it because it makes it easier for them to get in touch with their friends and family members.
Even though Apple introduced the option to get in group video calls of up to 32 in Face Time, we are expecting Apple to introduce a couple more features to the video chatting app. Some of the features that Apple is going to introduced are aimed at parental restrictions such as limiting the number of people that kids can contact and also when they can do it.
#4 System-Wide Dark Mode
As we all know, the latest trend in the app industry this year has been to introduce a full-fledged Dark Mode. There are lots of benefits that this mode brings such as lowering the total amount of battery power that an app needs in order to run and also the fact that it makes user interfaces look sleeker.
Considering the fact that all popular apps such as YouTube and Facebook have received a Dark Mode, we think it’s safe to say that iOS 13 is also going to introduce this feature. Not just that, but the third Android Q beta that Google released also features a Dark Mode which means that Apple will need to introduce it as well in order to keep the competition between Android and iOS alive.
#5 Faster Safari
Safari is the default browser of all iOS-powered devices and while it might deliver a premium user experience and fast performances, we think it’s safe to stay that Safari needs to be revamped. Third-party mobile browser offers lots of awesome features that Safari lacks and this is why more and more iPhone and iPad users choose to leave Safari aside and download an alternative web browser instead. Apple surely knows about this and therefore, we are expecting Safari to be improved when iOS 13 comes out with features such as the ability to download online videos for example.
#6 Brand-New Stock Apps
We have saved the best for last. Rumors and industry analysts have been hinting towards the fact that Apple is planning to introduce a new set of stock apps in iOS. It’s been a long while since Apple installed any new stock apps and the launch of iOS 13 seems to be the perfect opportunity to do that. According to multiple rumors, iPhone and iPad fans may receive a full-fledged calculator app.
Not just that, but iOS 13 is also expected to combine the features of “Find My Friends” and “Find My Phone” into a single app that is rumored to be equipped with a feature called “Find Network” which will automatically track iPhones, even though the targeted iPhone might not be connected to Wi-Fi or mobile data.
These have been our top six most shocking iOS 13 features. Let’s hope that all the rumors and leaks will prove to be true because if they do, then iOS 13 is going to be one of the best operating system updates that Apple has ever released. Moreover, the addition of features such as a system-wide Dark Mode is going to make iOS-powered devices more amazing for people who work late night shifts. The last thing that we want to note is that if you are interested in finding out more information about what kind of features Apple is “cooking” for iOS 13, then you can click HERE and learn more.