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This is the first time that there are two different versions of iOS. iOS 13 is for the iPhone and iPod Touch ( ), while iPadOS 13 is an iPad-specific build with new multitasking features and a desktop-class version of Safari.
Both software updates, intended to, include a long list of new features, such as an official , new and an improved app.
Will your device run the new operating system and when can you get it? Glad you asked.
Will your device run iOS 13? (Yes, most likely)
According to Apple, the following devices will run iOS 13 or iPadOS 13:
Devices that will support iOS 13, iPadOS 13
|iPhone XS||12.9-inch iPad Pro|
|iPhone XS Max||11-inch iPad Pro|
|iPhone XR||10.5-inch iPad Pro|
|iPhone X||9.7-inch iPad Pro|
|iPhone 8||iPad (6th generation)|
|iPhone 8 Plus||iPad (5th generation)|
|iPhone 7||iPad Mini (5th generation)|
|iPhone 7 Plus||iPad Mini 4|
|iPhone 6S||iPad Air (3rd generation)|
|iPhone 6S Plus||iPad Air 2|
|iPod Touch (7th generation)|
When can I install iOS 13 or iPadOS 13?
Apple will release iOS 13 on Thursday, Sept 19. iPadOS will be available on Monday, Sept. 30.
Updates are usually pushed out around 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.
How do I install it?
The update will be pushed out over the air, the same way current software updates are issued. Once it’s live, you’ll go to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to download the update.
Make sure you have a strong Wi-Fi connection and your device’s battery isn’t too low. In fact, it’s a good idea to have your device plugged in while it updates.
The update will also be available through iTunes. Connect your iOS device to your computer and open iTunes. Click on the thumbnail of your device, which should open the Summary tab. Click Check for Update and follow the prompts.
Originally published earlier this summer. Updated with new information.
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