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Apple releases iOS 13.2 iPad OS 13.2, HomePod 13.2, and tvOS 13.2.

Apple has released iOS 13.2 iPad OS 13.2, HomePod 13.2, and tvOS 13.2, Here are Apple’s release notes for iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2:

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.

Camera

  • 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

Emoji

  • Over 70 new or updated emoji, including animals, food, activities, new accessibility emoji, gender neutral emoji, and skin tones selection for couple emoji

AirPods support

  • Announce Messages with Siri to read your incoming messages aloud to your AirPods

  • AirPods Pro support

Home App

  • 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

Siri

  • 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

You can download iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 on your iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > General > Software Update. 

HomePod 13.2 — included with iOS 13.2 — adds the ability for smart speaker to recognize different voices, play high-quality ambient soundtracks, and handoff music, podcasts or calls from iPhone. It should be automatically via the Home app on an iPhone. If it does, you can do it manually by tapping on the house icon at the top right of the screen, then scrolling to Software Update.

tvOS 13.2 tvOS 13.2 update for Apple TV with support for Siri recording opt-in and the AirPods Pro (see separate story) To download it 13 on your Apple TV (if it doesn’t update automatically), launch the System menu via the set-top box and choose Software Update.

By the way, Apple also released iOS 12.4.3 for some iPhones and iPads that can’t be upgraded to version 13.2. Also, Apple is apparently working on new Smart Battery Cases designed for the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro according to assets found by Macrumors in iOS 13.2.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.