iOS 13 To Add Dark Mode Support And Overhaul Several System Applications
Apple is set to kickstart its developer’s conference, called WWDC on the 3rd of June this year. Like previous years, the company will announce the latest version of iOS, the operating system used in the iPhones and iPads. Likely to be called iOS 13, it is supposed to bring about a ton of changes to the software. A freshly shared report by Bloomberg, details what alterations and additions to expect from the new OS.
iOS 13: Expectations?
The upcoming iOS 13 as previously mentioned, will include a variety of changes in the operating system. One predominant change that the update will introduce is support for dark mode. However, this mode will be called ‘Black and Grey’ and the control for toggling the mode will reside in the control center. Other notable changes are expected to be as follows:
- Updated Health App- With the upcoming iOS 13, the Health app will get a new screen that displays the daily health of the user. In addition, the application will also track new metrics including the loudness of the music the users listens and bring extensive support for menstrual cycling tracking.
- Updated Reminders App- A simple addition yet an important one. The updated app will be redesigned to add a grid layout with sections which will reflect tasks for the day, flagged tasks and scheduled tasks.
- iMessage Update- Even though Whatsapp, owned by Facebook is one of the largest internet messaging (IM) platform, the iMessage exclusive to Apple maintains its dominance. With iOS 13 update, the application will allow users to set a profile picture to their account which is unavailable as of now.
Other notable features include sticker versions of Animojis and Memojis, block incoming email from certain contacts in the Mail app, option for frequently visited locations in Maps.
The report also highlights that the company will launch a new sleep mode that will automatically darken the lock screen as the night falls. The clock alarm will get the new option for bedtime alarm which as the name suggests will work as a sleep reminder.
Apple Home app will have better integration with security cameras and allows users to view the past recording. Limited to the iPad, the iOS update may redesign the multitasking screen and multi-window support on the tablet. Noteworthy, iPhone’s inbuilt browser, Safari will get support for a dedicated download manager.
WatchOS 6 Changes
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WatchOS is the operating system that runs on the Apple watch, which is one of the most popular smartwatches in the world. The WatchOS 6 is also reported to bring a multitude of changes to the smart wearable. It will gain a dedicated App Store which will make it even more independent of the iPhone. The company will be proving a wide number of new apps the Apple Watch including Apple Books, Calculator, Voice Memos, and health apps ‘Dose’ and ‘Cycles’ for tracking medication.