Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today released the second betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.2 updates to developers, a week after seeding the first betas and two weeks after the release of iOS 13.1.

iOS and iPadOS 13.2 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper developer profiles have been installed.

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iOS 13.2 introduces Deep Fusion for the cameras in the iPhone 11 and ‌iPhone 11‌ Pro models. Deep Fusion is a new image processing system that uses the A13 Bionic and the Neural Engine. Deep Fusion takes advantage of machine learning techniques to do pixel-by-pixel processing of photos, optimizing for texture, details, and noise in each part of the image.

The feature is aimed at improving indoor photos and photos taken in medium lighting, and it's a feature that will automatically activate based on the lens being used and the light level in the room.

In both iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2, Apple has reintroduced the Announce Messages with Siri feature, which lets ‌Siri‌ read incoming messages without having to unlock the iPhone. The feature works with the second-generation AirPods and the Beats Pro.

The betas include new privacy settings for Apple's upcoming Research app, a new Transfer to HomePod toggle in the Settings app to turn on ‌HomePod‌ handoff, an updated volume bar in Control Center that displays ‌AirPods‌ and Beats icons, and an option to display multi-function HomeKit products as multiple tiles or a single tile.

Also discovered in the first beta of iOS 13.2 was an icon that divulges the design of Apple's third-generation ‌AirPods‌, expected in 2020. The ‌AirPods‌ have a fresh look with a body that resembles the current ‌AirPods‌, but with rubber tips, likely for the rumored noise cancelation feature.

Additional details on what's new in iOS 13.2 can be found in our iOS 13.2 tidbits article.

Update: Apple has also seeded the new iOS and ‌iPadOS‌ 13.2 betas to its public beta testing group.

Top Rated Comments

DaveOP Avatar
20 months ago

PLEASE. FIX. BATTERY. DRAINAGE. ISSUES. NOW.
It's a beta. If you're this angry about battery life, why are you on a beta?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Return Zero Avatar
20 months ago

In the beta, which is presumably going to be a live release in the future, EASE THE BATTERY CONSUMPTION.

What code of hipster conduct did I breach by mentioning battery life, or any other future feature improvement, in a beta? Isn't the purpose of betas to test features? Isn't feedback on betas, whether publicly here, or on Apple (and yes, condescending lecturers and self-professed standard bearers of speech, I HAVE raised this with them) what actually gets things addressed?


On my iPhone 7, battery on 13.1.2 lasts only about 3 hours under limited use: 15 minutes phone talk time, 15-30 minutes on socials without video usage, and 10-20 SMS messages in that timeframe. All with 3 out of 4 bars LTE reception on AT&T.

Glad y'all telepathically inspected and diagnosed my phone from afar and have reviewed every line of iOS to know for sure that battery usage is now perfect... and that only I am the problem. Alrighty then. Geez, thanks.
First off, I'm an innocent bystander to this thread and have nothing against you. Complain in these forums all you want for all I care; it doesn't bother me. That said, and only since you asked...

You have actually breached several "codes of hipster conduct", but not by merely mentioning battery life in a beta release. In fact, people mention the battery life issue with literally every single beta release, so much so that it has become a running joke around here, and one which you have fallen subject to by your own manner and accord.

You are blaming others for doing what you yourself are doing--claiming to have accurately diagnosed your battery life issue as something that can necessarily be fixed by a new iOS release. Along the way, you have rapidly garnered an appearance of ignorance concerning a number of subjects, including (but not limited to) software, electronics/hardware, battery technology, general internet communication etiquette, and forum-specific contextual awareness.

There are thousands upon thousands of possible factors at play when it comes to battery life. It may very well be fixed by a new iOS release. It may very well be a hardware issue specific to your phone (yes, even if the battery reports decent "health", and even if the issue did not arise until you updated to 13). In any case, it might behoove you to exhibit a little more epistemological humility in these forums, so people might be more helpful in assisting you with your troubled device.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blcamp Avatar
20 months ago
PLEASE. FIX. BATTERY. DRAINAGE. ISSUES. NOW.

(Edit: BTW, I'm NOT on a beta.)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jd3774life Avatar
20 months ago
Battery Life is better than ever ;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
az431 Avatar
20 months ago

PLEASE. FIX. BATTERY. DRAINAGE. ISSUES. NOW.
1. It's a beta. Do not install a beta unless you're willing to suffer.

2. Just because you are experiencing an issue, doesn't mean Apple knows about. It doesn't even mean that it's an issue with the iOS. Try submitting a bug report to Apple instead of posting rants on public forums.


I'm NOT on a beta, friend. Running 13.1.2 on an iPhone 7.
Then what's the relevance of your post to this article about a beta?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GregJohn Avatar
20 months ago

So where’s the feature of connecting two pairs of Airpods to one iPhone?
thats been a feature for a while
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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