Apple's iOS 13 was quite a nuisance. The first update included over 200 new features and changes, while its successor, iOS 13.1, brought another 22 into the mix. The company's latest update, iOS 13.2, sees 20 additional changes on your iPhone, including new Emojis, Deep Fusion for iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, and Announce Messages with Siri, just to name a few.
Although these features may be new to you, they're already old news for us beta testers. Apple released the first beta for iOS 13.2 on Wednesday, Oct. 2. In the nearly four-week beta test, there were a number of new features with betas 1 and 2, including minor bug updates and stability patches with betas 3 and 4. The rapid slowdown of obvious changes was a sign that Apple is on the official Release of 1
. 1 New Emojis
Do not lie – you love new emojis. Introduced in Beta 2, iOS 13.2 now supports Emoji 12.0. These include funny novelties like sloth, otter, yawn, banjo, waffle and Saturn. However, you do not just get a selection of new icons. This update also includes the ability to select different skin tones with a few emojis, making your emoji selection more complete.
2. Deep Fusion (2019 iPhones only)
If you're using a new iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max, you should look for Deep Fusion in iOS 13.2. Deep Fusion is Apple's promised update to the iPhone's camera system for 2019, adding additional layers to Apple's computer photography.
- When you press the shutter button, the camera has already taken four pictures with a short shutter speed to record the motion and in the recording Freeze in the four standard images. Pressing the shutter button will take a longer exposed shot to capture details.
- These three regular shots and the long exposure are merged into Apple's "Synthetic Long" recording. This is a significant difference to Smart HDR.
- Deep Fusion captures the shortest image with the most detail and merges it with synthetic long exposure. Unlike Smart HDR, Deep Fusion does not merge these two frames – though the Synthetic Long already consists of four previously merged frames. All frames are processed differently from Smart HDR for noise, which is better for Deep Fusion.
- Images are processed pixel by pixel in four processing steps, each tailored to the increasing amount of detail – the sky and walls are in the lowest band, while skin, hair, fabrics, etc. are at the highest level , This will create a series of weights for blending the two images, with details of one and tone, color, and luminance taken from the other.
- The final image is created.
3. Announcing Messages with Siri
If you own a pair of AirPods, you should look forward to the "Announcing Messages with Siri" feature. With the new option, Siri can read incoming messages without being prompted while wearing your AirPods. You'll notice that this feature also includes an Option Control Center tile for quickly enabling or disabling Announce Messages with Siri.
Announce Messages with Siri was originally scheduled to launch on iOS 13, but was removed from the iOS 13 beta test this summer.
. 4 In-App Camera Settings for Video (2019 iPhones only)
Apple has done something very un-Apple with iOS 13.2 by adding in-app settings to the video mode of the camera app. For the context, most iOS standard apps retain their settings in the app settings. This philosophy can be quite irritating, especially for an app like Camera, where you want to have your options close to the action. That's why it's so cool that at Apple you can now change both the video resolution and the frame rate directly in the app.
The disadvantage? This option is only available for iPhones 2019. It's unclear why Apple excluded older iPhones from this feature. It does not make much sense, as it does not require much computing power to offer limited in-app settings. Apple even mocks you when you're using an older iPhone – you can see your resolution and frame rate in the same place as on newer iPhones, but tapping on those options has no impact . Come on, Apple.
. 5 New "Delete App" Quick Action
You no longer need to wait for your apps to "wiggle" before you can delete them. Simply touch an app in 3D or long press on it and select the new "Delete App" option from iOS 13.2 in the quick action menu.
A small name change will also appear here. "Rearrange apps" is now called "Edit home screen" in the quick action menu. Same action, different name. Incidentally, these new options are not just the only changes that iOS 13 brings to home screen management.
. 7 Music App Listening History
Finally! The music app gains listening experience, a feature that's long overdue. Now it's easier than ever to find a song you heard last week, which turned out to be an almost impossible task if you rely solely on the vague "recently-released" system. Best of all, the listening history applies to both Apple Music and your personal music library. Regardless of your style, it will record what you played.
8. Apple Maps ignores dark mode while navigating
In an interesting change, Apple blocks the dark mode when navigating Apple Maps. Maybe Apple does not want its users driving around with dark cards during the day, which is understandable. However, in the true Apple way, there is no way to change or disable the change.
9. Text Feedback in the Background Image Editor
When you enable or disable the Live Photo and Perspective zoom in the Background Image Editor, you will now receive text feedback based on your selection. Before, you had to rely on the small icons to know which option you selected.
The news that Apple employees had access to audio recordings of Siri users prompted Apple to promise more transparency and user control over the privacy of Siri. This event may result in the "Improve Siri & Dictation" option, an option that allows you to enable or disable this data sharing. By default, for privacy advocates, the option is disabled and hidden in Settings -> Privacy -> Analytics & Improvements.
. 11 New Siri & Dictation History menu
This will allow Apple to access your Siri and dictation history through a Settings menu. This option can be found under Settings -> Siri & Search -> Siri & Dictation History. Here you can erase all data that Apple may have collected from your Siri and dictation usage.
The volume HUD animation has been slightly changed. Previously, the HUD disappeared seamlessly into the left side of the display. Now the HUD moves a little to the left before it escapes. Why this is so is unclear, but it is a strange, entertaining change that needs to be noticed.