Apple releases iOS & iPadOS, tvOS 13.2, HomePod 13.2

Today Apple released fairly substantial updates across most of their mobile OS software. Along with the always-welcome bug, reliability, and security fixes, there are plenty of little tweaks sprinkled about.

Apple’s release notes for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 are as follows:

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 

‌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 

– 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

Release notes for HomePod are:

iOS 13.2 provides support for new HomePod features:

– The ability for HomePod to recognize the voices of different family members to provide a personalized experience
– Handoff music, podcasts or phone calls by bringing your iPhone close to HomePod
– Add music to your HomeKit scenes
– Play relaxing high-quality soundtracks with Ambient Sounds
– Set sleep timers to fall asleep to music or Ambient Sounds

tvOS 13.2 doesn’t seem to offer any new features but I recommend installing for the latest bug and security patches, especially if you’ve already upgraded to iOS and iPadOS 13.

To update

  • iOS and iPadOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch): Tap Settings > General > Software Update.
  • tvOS: Navigate to Settings > System > Software Update.
  • HomePod: On your iOS or iPadOS device open the Home app, tap the house icon in the upper left corner, then tap Software Update. More information can be found here.