Apple has had the beta for iOS 13.2 in testing for a number of weeks now and it included the addition of Deep Fusion for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, a new camera feature which was demoed on stage back in September at the launch of the new iPhone models this year. iOS 13.2 as well as iPadOS 13.2 comes about two weeks after iOS 13.1.3 and iPadOS 13.1.3.
Cut to the chase
What is it? – This is iOS 13.2, another update for iOS 13
New features? – Support for new AirPods Pro (launched today), sixty new Emoji and some new HomeKit features
What does it fix? – Most notable is a fix for iCloud Backup not working, iPhone X may not always work when swiping home and some password autofill issues.
How do I update? – You can update by going to Settings > General > Software Update
So as mentioned above, iOS 13.2 includes the initial support for Deep Fusion on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. This means better low light performance and improved details on complex textures.
“A13 Bionic Neural Engine to capture multiple images at various exposures, run a pixel-by-pixel analysis, and fuse the highest quality parts of the images together resulting in photos with dramatically better texture, details, and reduced noise, especially for mid to low light scenes.”
Also new for photos is the ability to change the video resolution for video, directly in the camera app – a massive finally. But, only on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Users love new Emoji, and with iOS 13.2 Apple has added sixty new ones, including a yawning face, sloth and a waffle – plus many more.
HomePod has also received an update today, AudioOS 13.2 and included, among a few other features – handoff between iPhone and HomePod and in iOS 13.2, the settings app now has a toggle for turning this on or off.
Release Notes – from Apple
iOS 13.2 introduces Deep Fusion, an advanced image processing system that uses the A13 Bionic Neural Engine to capture images with dramatically better texture, detail, and reduced noise in lower light, on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Additional features include updated and additional emoji, Announce Messages for AirPods, support for AirPods Pro, HomeKit Secure Video, HomeKit enabled routers, and new Siri privacy settings. This update also contains bug fixes and improvements.
– Deep Fusion for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max uses the A13 Bionic Neural Engine to capture multiple images at various exposures, run a pixel-by-pixel analysis, and fuse the highest quality parts of the images together resulting in photos with dramatically better texture, details, and reduced noise, especially for mid to low light scenes
– Ability to change the video resolution directly from the Camera app for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max
– Over 70 new or updated emoji, including animals, food, activities, new accessibility emoji, gender neutral emoji, and skin tones selection for couple emoji
– Announce Messages with Siri to read your incoming messages aloud to your AirPods
– AirPods Pro support
– HomeKit Secure Video enables you to privately capture, store, and view encrypted video from your security cameras and features people, animal, and vehicle detection
– HomeKit enabled routers put you in control of what your HomeKit accessories communicate with over the internet or in your home
– Privacy settings to control whether or not to help improve Siri and Dictation by allowing Apple to store audio of your Siri and Dictation interactions
– Option to delete your Siri and Dictation history from Siri Settings
This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements. This update:
– Fixes an issue that may prevent passwords from autofilling in 3rd party apps
– Resolves an issue that may prevent the keyboard from appearing when using Search
– Addresses an issue where swipe to go home might not work on iPhone X and later
– Fixes an issue where Messages would only send a single notification when the option to repeat alerts was enabled
– Addresses an issue where Messages may display a phone number instead of a contact name
– Resolves an issue that caused Contacts to launch to the previously opened contact instead of the contact list
– Fixes an issue that may prevent Markup annotations from being saved
– Resolves an issue where saved notes could temporarily disappear
– Fixes an issue where iCloud Backup might not successfully complete after tapping Backup Now in Settings
– Improves performance when using AssistiveTouch to activate App Switcher