You can now download and install iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 on your iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, respectively. The update arrives around a month after the launch of iOS 13.1 and mostly benefits new iPhone owners, although there are some goodies for other folks as well.
Who Can Update to iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2?
Beginning with iOS 13, there are different operating systems for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad.
The iOS 13.2 update is compatible with the recently released iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Additionally, you can install the update on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, and iPod touch (7th generation).
Meanwhile, iPadOS 13.2 is available for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 11-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad (7th generation), iPad (6th generation), iPad (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini 4, iPad Air (3rd generation), and iPad Air 2.
Deep Fusion is a new camera feature that works exclusively with the A13 Bionic Neural Engine found on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. It lets you capture multiple images at different exposures using a pixel-by-pixel analysis. In doing so, the best parts of each image are fused to create one great masterpiece. Those same users can also now change video resolution from the Camera app, rather than the Settings.
Both iOS 13.2 and iPad 13.2 include 70 new and updated emoji. These include new takes on animals, food, activities, and more.
For the first time, you can decide whether Apple is allowed to store the audio of your Siri and Dictation interactions. You can also delete Siri and Dictation history from the Siri Settings on your device.
The Home App now includes support for HomeKit Secure Camera and HomeKit enabled routers.
Apple AirPods Pro
On the same day Apple released iOS 13.2, the company revealed the AirPods Pro, which officially launches on Oct. 30.
Back Up and Install iOS 13.2
The update is available now and you can get it by heading to Settings > General > Software Update. Make sure to create a back up your iPhone or iPad by heading to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > iCloud Backup > Backup Now. Or, create a backup through iTunes or a third-party app to your so you have a locally archived copy just in case.
Full iOS 13.2 Changelog
Here is a list of all the new features and bug fixes included in this latest iOS 13.2 update 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 emojiAirPods support
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