22 iOS 13 Hidden Features You Should Know About

By Amit Chowdhry ● September 30, 2019

Looking for some of the best hidden iOS 13 features? Here are 22 iOS 13 hidden features that you should know about.

1.) 3D Touch

Apple iOS 13 now has Haptic Touch support so you can even use 3D Touch features on the iPhone SE, iPhone XR, and iPhone 11 line of devices. That means you can push down on links to preview it and push down on app icons for Quick Actions.

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2.) Ability To Unzip Apps

Apple has added the ability to unzip and zip files using the Files app.

3.) Add Attachments To Calendar Appointments

You can now add attachments to your Calendar appointment. This can be done by tapping the + button at the top-right. Then scroll down and tap on “Add Attachment.”

4.) Books Get Reading Goals

When you open the Books app, you will see a new Reading Goals tool. When you tap on it, then you can tap on Adjust and set a daily reading goal. The default is 5 minutes.

5.) Create Local Storage Folders

Now you can create folders and subfolders on the local drive and add files locally rather than using iCloud Drive.

6.) Download Large Apps Over Cellular

Now you can download apps and games over a cellular connection. In the past, Apple required a Wi-Fi connection to download apps larger than 200MB.

7.) Full Page Screenshots

While using Safari, you can take a full-page screenshot. This is done by taking a screenshot of a website, tapping on the preview box, and then tapping on the “Full Page” tab at the top

8.) Mute And Block Threads In Email

Now you can mute notifications from overly active email threads across all your Apple devices. And you can have emails from a specified send blocked. Blocking a sender works across all Apple devices.

9.) New Format Bar In Mail

There is a new format bar that appears above the keyboard when you type text in the Mail app.

10.) Low Data Mode

There is a new Low Data Mode feature that reduces your data usage over your cellular network or specific Wi-Fi networks you select. And when enabled, a number of automatic updates are paused unless manually selected.

11.) Lyrics Sync Up With Apple Music

Now when you use Apple Music, you can tap on a song and it will go in full-screen mode. Then tap on Lyrics at the bottom left. This plays the lyrics along with the song as it plays. This makes it easier to sing along as the music plays.

12.) Maps App Sounds More Natural

The Maps app now sounds more natural as the GPS will now give suggestions like “turn left at the next traffic light” instead of “in 1,000 feet turn left.”

13.) Notes

Now you can share folders of Notes with other users rather than just individual notes.

14.) Optimized Charging

You can turn on optimized charging by going to Settings > Battery > Battery Health > Optimized Battery Charging. This feature reduces battery aging by having the iOS device learn from your daily charging routine so it can wait to finish charging past 80% until you need to use it.

15.) Pair Up Gaming Controllers

Now iOS 13 can be paired with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers through Bluetooth.

16.) Photos App Removes Clutter

The Photos app will not remove similar shots and clutter. The duplicate photos, screenshots, documents, and receipts will be hidden so that you just see the best shots.

17.) QuickPath Typing On Keyboard

Apple iOS 13 now has QuickPath typing on the keyboard. So you can swipe your finger from one letter to the next to enter a word without removing your finger from the keyboard. This is one of the best features included in third-party keyboards like Google’s Gboard and Microsoft’s SwiftKey.

18.) Safari Will Suggest Stronger Passwords

The Apple Safari browser will now warn you if a weak password was selected while registering for a new website.

19.) Set A Download Location

Now the settings in Safari allows you to choose the default download location for files locally.

20.) Silence Unknown Callers

In iOS 13, you can silence unknown callers. This feature can be found under Settings > Phone > Silence Unknown Callers. This sends unlisted people or bots who call you straight to voicemail and your phone does not ring.

21.) Stocks App Now Has More Publications In Apple News

There are more business news publications that have been added to the Apple News feed within Stocks. This feature is available for users in the U.S., UK, and Australia.

22.) Video Editing Support

Now you can make adjustments to videos such as adding filters and cropping. Plus you can also rotate, increase exposure, and apply filters to videos. The video editing supports all video formats captured on the iPhone including 4K at 60 fps and slo-mo in 1080p at 240 fps. And the video edits are nondestructive so you can remove effects or undo trims to return to the original video.