Whether you’re struggling with any of the current iOS 13 problems or just want to get the latest features, iOS 13.2 is finally here for you. The latest update to iOS, as well as iPad OS and the Apple TV’s tvOS has just arrived.
The new iOS 13.2 update is almost entirely about two things: better photos and better headphones (more on the latter later). The new update activates the Deep Fusion feature for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max cameras. This is meant to dramatically improve the image quality of photos taken on these devices in lower light situations.
For anyone updating to iOS 13.2 on a device older than the iPhone 11, Deep Fusion will not be part of the package. But, that doesn’t mean you’ll be left out. The update also introduces some new emoji, adds new features to HomeKit and fixes a number of bugs. That last bit is definitely good news since more than half of iPhone users have iOS 13.
An update for Airpods and Airpods Pro
The other big piece of the puzzle is support for the new AirPods Pro. The new product was just recently announced, and they are launching on October 30. The big upgrade they have over their predecessor is the ability to use Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). But, as The Verge reports, the only way to use these new AirPods and their ANC is to be running iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2, tvOS 13.2 or the latest versions of watchOS or macOS.
iPhone 11 users will finally be able to use Deep Fusion, which is a feature Apple talked about during the launch of the series last month. Deep Fusion is an advanced image processing system that uses the A13 Bionic Neural Engine to offer better texture and detail while reducing noise in low to medium lighting conditions. Deep Fusion’s computational photography captures nine images and combines them to offer one bright and detailed photo.
iOS 13.2 also allows users to change the video resolution within the Camera app. The feature is again limited to iPhone 11 models only and older models will still need to go to Settings to change the resolution.
Additional features with iOS 13.2 include 70 new emojis and HomeKit features like HomeKit Secure Video and support for HomeKit-enabled Wi-Fi routers. Apple has also added a new Announce Messages feature for AirPods, which will enable Siri to read out new messages that arrive on your device.
The update also has a new feature in store for owners of earlier AirPods models. It introduces the Announce Messages feature for AirPods. So, if you receive a message, Siri will be able to read the message instead of you needing to look at your phone to see what was said.
If you’re ready to get your device updated, you can go to Settings > General > Software Update and begin the process – though we’d definitely recommend you first back up your iPhone or iPad.