Apple is set to release iOS 13 today for all the compatible iPhone and iPod touch models. The latest iOS version, which was first unveiled at WWDC 2019 back in June, is so far available through public and developer betas. The iOS 13 update will bring a list of new features to compatible iPhone and iPod touch models. These majorly include a dedicated Dark Mode, new ways to edit photos and videos, and an all-new sign in for apps and websites -- formally called Sign In with Apple. On the performance front, the iOS 13 update will debut with various optimisations to improve app launch speeds and reduce app download sizes.
At the time of launching the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models earlier this month, Apple announced September 19 as the release date of iOS 13. The new iOS version, for the first time in the company's history, won't hit any iPad models as there will be the first iPadOS version, which is scheduled for September 30. The latest iOS update will, however, be available as a free download for the iPhone 6s and later and the seventh-generation iPod touch.
Although Apple doesn't officially reveal the release time, if we look at the past records, iOS 13 should reach the compatible iPhone and iPod touch models at around 10am PST/ 1pm EST. This means the latest update should be available in India at 10:30pm IST today.
As highlighted at WWDC 2019, iOS 13 will be available for download on all the iPhone models starting from the iPhone 6s and the seventh-generation iPod touch. The complete list of compatible iOS 13 devices includes the 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, and the seventh-generation iPod touch. The new software version also comes preloaded on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The easiest way to download and install iOS 13 on your iPhone or iPod touch is by going through the Settings menu. We suggest you to back up your personal data before beginning the download process. Your device should also have an adequate amount of battery charge to enable the update. You can follow the steps provided below to easily download the iOS 13 update on your device.
Your device will restart once to complete the iOS 13 installation.
If for some reason you don't want to download iOS 13 directly through your iOS device, Apple will let you download the update using iTunes. You need to have a PC or Mac with the latest iTunes version installed to download the iOS 13 update. Now, just follow the below steps to begin the iOS download process.
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