Apple’s new iPhone 11,11 Pro and 11 Pro Max models are hitting the stores on Friday. With the latest hardware, Apple is also giving a new software update as well. Apple iOS 13 is the new addition to the list.
Let’s have a look at the 13 features of iOS 13 that will make your older iPhone more productive:
1. Finding a Lost iPhone
Apple is offering a feature called Find My iPhone that will help you to track and retrieve a lost device remotely. You now have a puncher’s chance of finding the lost phone even without connected to Wi-Fi or cellular.
2. Moving the Cursor
You can now move the cursor more quickly with more precision by simply dragging it to your required place. You don’t have to tap and hold the screen and drag the magnifier loupe previously done.
3. More on Control Center
Control Center without any doubt is the handy toolbox of controls and tools. This provides features like screen brightness, calculator, flashlight, music player, Do Not Disturb, airplane mode and more. You can use it by swiping down from the upper right portion of the screen on the iPhone X or later models or by swiping up from the bottom on an older iPhone without going into the iPhone settings.
4. Optimized Battery Charging
Nobody likes to have a battery drains soon. If you flip on the optimized battery charge feature added in an iOS 13. You should head to Settings then Battery Health – the iPhone will learn from your daily charging routine over time so that it can wait to finish charging above 80% level until you need to use it. This is expectedly slow the battery aging process.
5. Three-Finger Shortcuts
If you take three fingers and swipe it from right to the left on the screen you can now “Undo” the last thing you did. Swiping from left to right instead, adds back what you just took away. You can also Undo by double-tapping on the screen with your three fingers. These gestures are simpler as compared shaking the iPhone to initiate Undo and Redo commands.
6.Mute Mail Notifications Threads
You were previously an active participant in an email thread but no longer now, because ongoing notifications are irritating. Apple’s Iso 13 now allow you to mute such notifications. Go to Mail app inbox, tap More, and then tap Mute from the pop-up menu that appears.
7. Blocking Unwanted Mail Senders
A welcome addition indeed. You can have all the mail sent by a particular sender blocked and routed to trash. You just need to select the address and choose “Block this Contact.” This will work across all your Apple devices.
8. Per site website controls
Inside the Safari browser, now you can make specific choices for specific websites. You can allow a given website to access the phone’s camera, microphone, and location or refuse the access as well. In addition to this, you can also determine for individual sites either Safari will automatically display the “desktop” or a mobile-optimized version of the sites or you can choose whether articles will appear in a reader-friendly mode that will strips out ads.
9. Easier in Mail Formatting
iOS 13 makes it much simpler to dress up and format your email messages. Just start composing a message and select some text. A new format bar will be appearing above the keyboard letting you bold, italicize, or underline text or add a strike through. Available controls allow you to change fonts, colors, text size. Furthermore, you can easily add photos, drawings or attachments too.
10.One Minute Addition in Screen Time
Introduced last year, Apple’s Screen Time tools will provide valuable insight how much and where you are spending time on the phone, and it will offer some tools to help you all go on a digital diet. For instance, you can combine app limits for specific apps, apps categories or websites.
11. Do Not Disturb While Driving
It has been years since Apple added the Do Not Disturb While Driving feature for avoiding distractions when you are driving. In Apple iOS 13, this feature will be automatically activated in CarPlay. What’s more interesting, the company says it will no longer turn on the feature when you are riding as a passenger in public transit.
12. File Downloading in Safari
Apple’s Safari web browser in iOS 13 now comes with a helpful download manager. You just need to tap on a link in the browser and (by default) the file will be downloaded into iCloud Drive. Changes to your downloads folder will easily sync across all your iCloud devices.
13. Voice control
Though Voice Control, you will find numerous accessibility tools and options Apple provides. For instance, you can use your voice to pinch, swipe, zoom, and perform other gestures. Get started by tapping on Settings, then go to Accessibility, and then to Voice Control. You can also ask Siri to turn Voice Control on or off.