While most users work with iOS 13.1.2, you have the option to do something new. These are beta tests, especially for iOS 13.2. Apple released the first developer and public beta versions for 13.2 last Thursday, October 3. Now, with the release of Beta 2 for iOS 13.2, the company is back in the business.
Note that this does not include the beta versions of public beta, which probably will not come out along with the developer beta. Instead, we assume that Apple will launch a public Beta 2 around 4:00 pm. EDT (1:00 pm PDT) today or 1:00 pm EDT tomorrow. If you're a public beta tester, you should keep an eye on the software updates page at this time.
The biggest change we've seen so far? New emojis. Emojipedia was released along with the release of this beta and reports that 1
What else is new? We need to take some time to find out. The first beta release brought two major upgrades for iOS 13 – first, the new camera systems on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max received "Deep Fusion," Apple's update for computer photography. Second, Announce with Siri was finally re-launched after it disappeared during iOS 13 beta testing.
Will Beta 2 make similar changes? Until we sink our teeth in the software, we will not know for sure. Apple's release notes typically provide insight into changes, especially with regard to errors. The notes on 13.2 dev beta 1, however, were unusually short. With Dev Beta 2, they get even shorter and discuss a fixed issue with NFC without referring to one of many many iOS 13 errors:
Release Notes for iOS and iPadOS 13.2 Beta
Update Your apps to take advantage of the new features and test your apps against API changes
The SDK for iOS and iPadOS 13.2 supports the development of apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices with iOS and iPadOS 13.2. The SDK comes with the beta version of Xcode 11.2, which is available through the beta software downloads. For Xcode 11.2 Beta compatibility requirements, see the Release Notes for Xcode 11.2 Beta.
NFC Issues Fixed
Fixed an issue that prevented reading of certain Type A electronic IDs on iPhone 7 and 7 iPhone 7 Plus. (55880800)
To upgrade your iPhone to iOS 13.2 dev beta 2, you must be a registered developer. You can use the recovery image for your iPhone, available on the Developer Portal (install with iTunes or Finder), or install the configuration profile and then update wirelessly. If you already have the profile installed on your iPhone, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update to start installing the latest beta build, or wait for it to automatically install when "Automatic Updates" is installed. is activated.