Apple’s new updates for the iPhone and iPad are filled with helpful features.

Apple released iOS 13 last week and has already upgraded it to iOS 13.1 alongside the release of iPadOS, the tablets’ new specialized software. iOS 13.1 came just a few days after the iPhone 11iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max launched. We’ve been using the beta version of the updated software since it became available in June at WWDC, giving us a clear picture of how the new OS updates will work, and what kinds of questions you might have that we can answer.

With the release of iOS 13, Apple has made your iPhone faster, smarter and more secure. New features include the gesture-based QuickPath keyboard, a tool to block unknown callers, new photo-editing tools and a dedicated dark mode. There are also new Maps tools that finally start to close the gap with Android, security features such as Sign In with Apple and the ability to customize Memoji avatars. New tools in iPadOS will make your iPad more productive as well.

With iOS 13, Apple takes on Google’s Android 10 once again in a never-ending battle for the most powerful, private and easy-to-use OS. Sounds dramatic, but with Android on about 90% of the world’s phones, Apple has its work cut out for it to maintain its status and reputation.

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