iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2: What’s New

iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2: What's New

Apple today released the second major point release of iOS and iPadOS 13 — iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2. The latest release of the OS comes with a number of new features, changes, and bug fixes. Below is a quick look at all the changes and features that are a part of iOS 13.2.

iOS 13.2 is a feature-packed release that brings some major new camera features and changes to the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. The new Deep Fusion image processing promises to further improve the image quality on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. Additionally, Apple has also made it easier to change video resolution while recording a video by offering the option right within the camera app.

iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2: What’s New

Deep Fusion

This is a big one. Apple talked about the Deep Fusion image processing technology when it unveiled the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro last month. This feature will work entirely in the background and help improve the image quality in terms of details and sharpness in medium to low-light scenarios.

Delete Apps Directly from Home Screen

When you Haptic Touch or 3D Touch an icon on the home screen, you will get an option to directly delete it.

New Emoji and Emoji Picker

iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 add support for Unicode 12 emoji which includes waffle, otter, sloth, and more.

There is also a new emoji picker when trying to select a skin tone for a multi-color emoji.

Delete Siri History

There is now an option under Siri & Search in Settings that will allow you to delete your entire Siri and dictation history.

Change Video Recording Settings

You can now directly change the video resolution and frame rate from within the Camera app on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.

Research in Privacy Settings

There’s a new Research option under Settings -> Privacy for Apple’s upcoming Research app. It is possible that Apple will launch the Research app alongside the public release of iOS 13.2.

Announce Incoming Messages

Siri can now once again read all your incoming messages in iOS 13.2. The feature was present before in the iOS before Apple removed it. You can enable this feature from Settings -> Siri and enabling the toggle for Announce Messages with Siri.

Transfer to HomePod

iOS 13.2 enables Handoff support for the HomePod. Just bring your iPhone running iOS 13.2 close to its top to transfer the playback of media from your iPhone to the smart speaker.

Make sure that your HomePod is also updated to the latest HomePod OS released by Apple today.

Playback Device Icon in Volume Control

The volume indicator in the Control Center will show the device icon on which you are playing music. So, if you are using AirPods to listen to music, the volume slider in Control Center will show its icon.

Close Windows from Multitasking Picker

You can now directly close Safari windows from the multitasking picker.

Automatically AirPlay to Apple TV

You can automatically allow your iPhone to connect and AirPlay content to your Apple TV. This feature will only work with apps that you use to frequently AirPlay content to your TV.

Music App Now Shows Listening History

The Music app in iOS 13.2 now shows your music history. It can be accessed from the Up Next screen.

AirPods Pro Support

iOS 13.2 adds support for AirPods Pro which goes on sale later this week.


You can find the full release notes of iPadOS 13.2 and iOS 13.2 here.

Noticed any other changes or improvements in iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2? Drop a comment and share it with our readers!