Apple have released iOS 13, the next version of the iPhone and iPod touch operating system, to all compatible devices.

iOS 13 brings a whole new range of new features and changes to the iPhone and iPod touch. Some of the most notable new features include dark mode, lyrics on screen in Apple Music, High-Key Mono Portrait Mode on iPhone, Sign In with Apple, faster Face ID on X-Series iPhones, and more.

This is the first time since the introduction of the iPad that the iPad is not also running iOS, so iPad users will be getting iPadOS, which is a more desktop-like version of iOS built specifically for the iPads.

If you don’t want to install iOS 13 now, you can wait until iOS 13.1 which will be launching on the 30th of September. iOS 13.1 brings cool features such as AirPods Audio Sharing, Fonts in the App Store, and more. 

iOS 13 is compatible with the nearly all of the same models that run iOS 12, with a few exceptions. You can find out what model iPhone or iPod touch you have by navigating to Settings > General > About and you’ll see you iPhone model under “Model Name”.

iPhone

  • iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS 
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE

iPod 

  • iPod touch (7th Generation)

Unfortunately, the iPod touch 6th Generation has been dropped from iOS 13’s list of compatible devices, so iPod touch 6th Generation’s last iOS firmware is iOS 12.4.1.

You can install iPadOS 13 by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update and clicking the “Download and Install” button.

Will you be installing iOS 13? Let us know in the comments below!

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