iOS 13.2 Beta 2 released – here’s everything that’s new

Earlier this week, Apple released the second beta of iOS 13.2 to developers. It’s a large release and brings dozens of big, and small, features. From new emojis to small icon altercations, we’ve got a list of everything that’s new to the operating system.

Warning: iPadOS 13.2 Beta 2 has been bricking some iPad models. Apple has pulled the update for affected models, but we advise that you wait until further updates have been released to rectify this issue!

Keyboard

  • 59 new emoji, including yawn face, sloth and others
  • New emoji button for accessing the emoji keyboard
  • Emoji picker for selecting multiple skin tones in a family/couple emoji

Control Center

  • Blank icons in Control Centre now fixed
  • Accessibility platter in Control Centre has a new icon and look
  • Home platter title text changed from black to white

Home Screen

  • ‘Rearrange Apps’ 3D Touch option changed to ‘Edit Homescreen’
  • Option to quickly delete apps from the 3D Touch menu
  • Fixes for washed-out wallpaper (from beta 1)
  • ‘Done’ button in edit mode now translucent again
  • Animation when exiting 3D/Haptic Touch menu is faster
  • White border bug when in 3D Touch mode fixed
  • Share/Edit buttons swapped around in some apps

Camera

  • Lag when opening Camera from lock screen on iPhone 11/Pro fixed
  • Change video recording settings from the app (resolution, frame rate)

Music

  • 3D/Haptic touching on song reveals new interface (context menu)
  • Shuffle button animation has changed
  • Haptic feedback when scrolling from Up Next to History

User interface

  • App Switcher animation changed – allows you to close apps much faster
  • Volume HUD timing adjusted and now disappears even faster
  • Silent Mode bubble no longer has red ‘silent’ text
  • 3D/Haptic Touch sound has changed, now more muted
  • When in dark mode, screenshot effect is now darker white
  • Smart Battery Case icon now appears as usual again in Widgets
  • The lower area of widgets panel cleaned up and more compact
  • Power down menu background back to original blurred state
  • Close button in Share Sheet changed again
  • Streamlined iPhone icon in Share Sheet

Safari

  • Option to Hide Link Preview revamped in Safari, moved to upper right
  • New jump-in animation when interacting with a link preview
  • Website options now separated off with bolder bars
  • Fonts hidden away in the submenu for Reader View
  • Option for Website Settings in Reader View

Siri

  • Siri Dictation screen asks to share audio recordings with them
  • Siri & Dictation History screen in Siri settings
  • Option to help improve Siri now in Analytics settings

General improvements

  • Maps: some buttons have been made full width
  • Tab view background back to original state
  • TV: Add button has been altered
  • Home: checkmarks across the app are now smaller
  • CarPlay: Music player revamped, text and buttons made smaller
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