iOS 13: Which iPhones can upgrade and how do I download?

iphone with ios 13

The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 13, is now available and it comes with the new Dark Mode, Apple Arcade, and Memoji customization. Additionally, there are new Maps and Photos apps, you can now swipe type using the iOS keyboard, and also use Face ID authentication that is now 30% faster.

Apple has also combined its Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps into a single Find My app, and the Health app now has a built-in period tracker to predict menstrual cycles.

How to download iOS 13

The first thing required of you is to make a backup your iPhone data in order to avoid any losses in case the upgrade does not work out fine. To back up, go to Settings, then to iCloud, under which you should go to iCloud Backup, then select Back Up Now.

To download the update, check your system preferences and wait for the update to appear. You can as well find it in General settings, under Software Update, where you can Download and Install.

In the case that the update is taking longer to download or appear in your settings, it should not worry you. Apple’s servers can get flooded with millions of simultaneous downloads, so it can take a minute for the update to show up.

iPhones that can upgrade to iOS 13

The iOS 13 is compatible with the following devices:

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • 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 gen)

Apple is also introducing the iOS 13.1 update at the end of the month to include updates that were originally planned for iOS 13, such as Siri reading incoming messages aloud, Siri shortcuts being able to be added to HomeKit automations, and the sharing of an ETA with friends.

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