Apple has seeded the very first beta update of the iOS 13.2 operating system. Download it for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch below.
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What’s new in iOS 13.2 Beta 1?
iOS 13.2 Beta 1 is out! This update comes with the build number “17B5059g” and weighs about 3.72 GB on all compatible devices.
Apart from bug fixes and stability improvements, it brings a lot of new features. Check out the full changelog below.
- Deep Fusion technology that makes photos more beautiful. This feature did not ship out of the box with the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
- Announcing messages with Siri, which was removed from iOS 13.0 beta, is back in this beta. Siri can once again read your messages through the AirPods. You can toggle this option on by navigating to Settings > Siri and Search.
- Siri responds to your commands much faster.
- Speaker or earphone icon in the Control Center volume slider, which works only with AirPods and Beats headphones.
- Privacy settings for the upcoming Research app that will allow you to participate in scientific research.
- In the settings, the Handoff setting is now called “AirPlay & Handoff”.
- New Handoff toggle for HomePod to switch between audio playback on iPhone and HomePod.
- New toggle for automatic AirPlay to TV.
- 3D/Haptic Touch on the TV app shows a context menu that remembers where you left off.
- Addition of listening history to the Music app. The icons for shuffle and repeat now have a new red background color.
Developers can get this update from the Apple Developer Center. Since Apple has also released the public beta of iOS 13.2/iPadOS 13.2, regular users can download this version from Settings > General > Software Update.
Alternatively, you can use the IPSW firmware files given below and upgrade using iTunes.
iOS 13.2/iPadOS 13.2 Beta 1 Download
- iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2
- iPad (5th generation), iPad (6th generation)
- 9.7-in. iPad Pro (1st generation)
- 12.9-in. iPad Pro (1st generation)
- 10.5-in. iPad Pro (1st generation), 12.9-in. iPad Pro (2nd generation)
- 11-in. iPad Pro (1st generation), 12.9-in. iPad Pro (3rd generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation), iPad Air (3rd generation)
Should you upgrade?
Unlike previous updates, the first beta of iOS 13.2 brings with it major changes such as the all-new Deep Fusion technology and announce messages via Siri.
If you own an iPhone 11 Pro or Pro Max, you must upgrade if you want to exploit the full potential of your device.
For those who are still using older devices, we highly recommend upgrading if you haven’t already done so.