In today’s Apple presentation at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference several new upgrades and features were announced, including updates to the iPhone, iPad and iWatch. Here are some of the new features parents will be most excited about.

Up all night with baby? Now there’s a special feature that will lessen the harsh glow of your iPhone as you scroll through Facebook to stay awake. Dark Mode, as it’s officially called, will be part of the new iOS 13 and it will turn everything white on your screen to an easy-on-the-eyes black.

The other major update that parents will be happy about is Apple’s new restrictions on apps developed for kids. According to TechCrunch, after the development conference Apple quietly updated their guidelines for developers to restrict third-party tracking and advertising in apps.

Parents will also be excited to see additions to Apple’s photo app. Now those snapshots of your kids will look even better with upgrades to the app’s editing functions, giving you the ability to manipulate and touch-up photos even more than before.

Another exciting new feature for women is the new menstrual cycle tracker rolling out on the iWatch, this could come in handy for couples tracking fertility and trying to conceive.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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