IOS 13 gets Dark Mode

iOS 13 Dark Mode

We’re days away from the annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) where Apple is set to showcase latest innovations in operating systems. iOS is expected to be a huge focus, and according to leaked screenshots by 9to5Mac, the mobile operating system will be getting a system-wide Dark Mode and a host of other enhancements.

Dark Mode debuted on macOS Mojave and iOS 13 looks set to offer a similar option. The mode can be enabled in Settings, or as an option in Control Centre. On the home screen, the Dock now has a dark translucent background instead of a white one, currently.

iOS 13 Dark Mode

It is likely iOS 13 will come with new wallpapers to complement the new Dark Mode.

Dark Mode doesn’t just look great, of course. On OLED screens, Dark Mode will have some positive implications on battery life since the panel does not have to use power to light up pixels in black areas.

IOS 13 snapshot markup tools

The sexy Dark Mode aside, another notable UI change is when you take a screenshot. The markup tools at the bottom are more life-like, with the screenshot overlaid over the blurred wallpaper.

This interface has also been updated on the iPad, which has a rounded tray that holds the markup tools. On the iPad though, this tray can be moved around the screen.

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iOS 13 Reminders app

The Reminders app will be getting a makeover on both iOS and macOS.

9to5Mac also reports that Apple’s “Find My Friends” and “Find My iPhone” apps will be unified in iOS 13.

WWDC happens next Monday, 3 June 2019 at 10AM (PT) in San Jose, California. Apple is set to reveal iOS 13, macOS 10.15, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13.


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