Apple & # 39; s iOS 13 has been quite a disrupter. The first update included more than 200 new functions and changes, while its successor, iOS 13.1, brought another 22 into the mix. With the latest update from the company, iOS 13.2, you see 20 extra changes on your iPhone, including new emoji & # 39; s, Deep Fusion on iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max and announce messages with Siri, just a few to name .
While these features may be new to you, they are old news to us beta testers. Apple released the first beta for iOS 13.2 on Wednesday, October 2. In the nearly four weeks of beta testing, we saw a whole host of new features with beta 1
1. New emoji & # 39; s
Don't lie – you love new emoji & # 39; s. Introduced in beta 2, iOS 13.2 now supports Emoji 12.0 . That includes nice new additions such as sloth, otter, yawn, banjo, waffle and Saturn. But you not only get a selection of new icons. This update also includes the option to choose different skin tones with a few emoji & # 39; s, which offers more inclusiveness in your emoji selection.
2. Deep Fusion (2019 iPhones only)
If you enjoy a new iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max, look forward to Deep Fusion in iOS 13.2. Deep Fusion is Apple's promised update for the camera system of the iPhone of 2019, which adds extra layers to Apple's computational photography.
- By the time you press the shutter button, the camera has already grabbed four frames with a fast shutter speed for movement in the shot and freeze four standard frames. When you press the shutter button, it takes one shot with longer exposure to capture details.
- Those three regular shots and long-exposure shots are merged into what Apple calls a "synthetic long." This is a big difference with Smart HDR.
- Deep Fusion chooses the image with the shortest exposure with the most details and merges this with the synthetic long exposure. Unlike Smart HDR, Deep Fusion merges these two frames, no more – although the synthetic lung already consists of four previously assembled frames. All component frames are also processed differently for noise than Smart HDR, in a way that is better for Deep Fusion. The images are traversed through four detail processing steps, pixel by pixel, each tuned to increasing amounts of detail – the air and walls are in the lowest band, while skin, hair, fabrics, etc. are at the highest level. This generates a series of weightings for merging the two images – with detail from one and tone, color, and brightness from the other.
- The final image is generated.
3. Announcing messages with Siri
If you own a pair of AirPods, Announcing messages with Siri is a feature that you should be excited about. With the new option, Siri can read incoming messages aloud, as long as you wear your AirPods. You will see that this function also has an option in the Control Center to quickly switch messages with Siri on or off.
Reporting messages with Siri was originally intended to make its debut with iOS 13, but was removed from the beta test of iOS 13 summer.
4. In-app camera settings for video (2019 iPhones only)
Apple did 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 stock apps retain their settings in the Settings app. This philosophy can be quite annoying, especially for an app like Camera where you want your options close to the action. That's why it's so cool that Apple now lets you change both video resolution and frame rate directly in the app.
The disadvantage? This option is only available for 2019 iPhones. Why Apple chose to block older iPhones from this feature is a mystery. It makes no sense, because not much processing power is needed to offer limited in-app settings. Apple even taunts you if you use an older iPhone – you see your resolution and frame rate in the same place as newer iPhones, but tapping on these options does nothing . Come on, Apple.
5. New quick action & # 39; Remove app & # 39;
You no longer have to wait for your apps to "wiggle" before you can remove them. Just 3D Touch or long press on an app and select iOS 13.2 & # 39; s new "Remove App" option from the shortcut menu.
You will also notice a small name change here. "Rearrange apps" is now "Edit Home Screen" in the shortcut menu. The same action, different name. Besides, these new options are also not the changes that iOS 13 also brings to the management of the home screen.
7. Listening history for music apps
Finally! The Music app gets listening history, a feature that was far too late. It is now easier than ever to find a song that you listened to last week, which turned out to be an almost impossible task if you only relied on the vague "Recently played" system. Best of all, listening history applies to both Apple Music and your personal music library, so regardless of your style, a log is kept of what you have played.
8. Apple Maps ignores the dark mode while navigating
In an interesting change, Apple blocks the dark mode when navigating with Apple Maps. Perhaps Apple does not want its users to drive around with dark maps during the day, which is understandable. But in the real Apple way, there is no way to change or disable the change.
9. Text feedback in Wallpaper Editor
When you turn Live Photo and Perspective Zoom on or off in the background editor, you now get text feedback based on your selection. In the past you had to rely on the small icons themselves to know which option you chose.
Recoil of news that Apple staff had access to audio recordings from Siri users has prompted Apple to promise more transparency and user control over Siri's privacy. This event may have led to the creation of "Improve Siri & Dictation", an option that allows you to enable or disable this data exchange. In a win for privacy advocates, the option is disabled by default and hidden in Settings -> Privacy -> Analytics and Improvements.
11. New menu & # 39; Siri & Dictation history & # 39;
In the same way, Apple now gives you access to your Siri and dictation history through a settings menu. You can find this option in Settings -> Siri & Search -> Siri & Dictation History. Here you can delete all data that Apple may have collected from your Siri and dictation usage.
There is a subtle change in the HUD animation volume. Previously, the HUD would smoothly disappear into the left side of the screen. Now the HUD moves a little to the left before it escapes. Why it does this is unclear, but it's a strange, fun change to notice.