With every update of iOS comes the promise that your existing phone is going to become an entirely new device at no extra cost. While that’s not always the case, iOS 13 does have a lot of nifty features, some of which might live up to outrageous expectations.
The latest version of iOS has optimized battery charging, which means that it keeps the life of your lithium-ion going longer by charging it up to only 80 percent most of the time and 100 percent when you need it. Considering that battery life is one of the biggest frustrations of phone ownership, this is a big deal.
If you’re looking for something a little more frivolous and fun, then accessorize your Memoji with makeup, glasses, piercing, and more. Beauty influencers Desi Perkins and Patrick Starrr (or rather their Memoji) highlighted this feature at WWDC with lots of style and little drama.
For those eager to try iOS 13, the public beta version is out now and you can download it using the instructions below.
Not every phone will support iOS 13, though. You’ll need an iPhone 6s and above or a seventh-gen iPod touch. (iPads will soon have their own iPadOS). If you have one of these and are looking to update, here’s how.