How To Download & Install iOS 13 on iPhone

Apple has introduced iOS 13 to reform your previous iPhones by offering the latest features to use your iOS devices to their best. This major update is packed with Apple’s newest tweaks and improvements with Dark Mode, wireless mouse support, Collections in Apple Maps, tons of changes in Safari, and a bunch of latest highlights.  

To try your hands on the abovementioned features, you need to update iPhone to iOS 13. In this comprehensive article, we will share how to download & install iOS 13 on your iPhone.

Install iOS 13 using Software Update on your iPhone

To begin with this step, make sure to have recent iCloud backup.

  • Go to the setting by launching from Home Screen
  • Click on General.
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  • Tap on Software Update.
  • Tap on Download and Install.
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  • Enter your Passcode, if prompted.
  • Tap Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Tap Agree again to confirm.

The download will start automatically. If the download is still not proceeding, you may see a notification of “Preparing to download.” The download will begin within a couple of minutes. 

Supported Device

Below is the full list of supported devices that are compatible with iOS 13.

  • 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)

Along with this iPadOS is also available for iPad users. And here is the list of supported devices for iPadOS 13:

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2

Moreover, the list below are the devices that will not operate with the new iOS update: 

  • iPhone 5S (and older)
  • iPhone 6/6 Plus
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini 3
  • iPad Air (2013)

What’s new in iOS 13?

Apple has packed all the star features and enhancements in iOS 13 for its customers.
Users can encounter various impressive in this latest update from Apple. Some of its key features are  mentioned below:

Dark Mode


  • Beautiful new look

iOS 13 has introduced Dark Mode in Apple’s mobile OS. A new dark mode option gives a dark background,  beautiful dark colour scheme, notification, and widgets.

  • Turn on manually

In the Control Centre option, tap the new button to turn the Dark Mode on and off.

  • Scheduled

You can schedule the dark mode at a certain time or dusk to dawn period. 

  • Wallpapers

Wallpapers automatically change when you switch the dark mode between day and night. 


iOS-13 photo feature
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  • Smart Photo Previews

You can distinguish photos by a large preview of Days, Months and Years. This option is reformed to show photos more easily, to find those special images much easier and quicker.

  • Auto-playing Live Photos and videos

You can play and mute Live photos and videos while scrolling.  

  • Advanced Editing Options

This advanced editing option comprises filter control, white balance, sharpen, vignette, noise reduction and many more. You can set an edit option on your snap according to your preferences. 

Memoji and Messages



  • Improved Memoji Customisation 

With the right inbuilt editing tool, you can customise teeth with braces and also add piercing to your nose, eyebrows and eyelids. You can choose from 30 new hairstyles and 15 new pieces of headwear, earrings, and glasses.

  • New Animoji

In the list of Animojis, three new characters are listed in the family namely — mouse, octopus, and cow. With the help of these new characters, you can easily express more about yourself.

  • Share name and photo

When you start a conversation or other person interacts with you, your name and photo will be shared automatically with that person. You can also select Animoji, image or monogram to your picture.

Some other star highlights of iOS 13 are Siri suggested reminders, Messages integration, Automatic language selection in Dictation, Announce Messages with Siri, Support for Motion Capture, Comprehensive navigation, and many more.

Final Word

It certainly seems that iOS 13 has comprised all the latest features such as  Find My app, new street-level view for Maps and so on as defaults. If you are looking to update your iOS device to its latest operating system then follow the above methods to get all the latest features and download iOS 13.

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