Get The Deep Fusion Photo Feature On The iPhone 11 With Today's iOS 13.2 Update

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Apple dropped iOS 13.2 today (as well as iPadOS 13.2 and tvOS 13.2), and like most iOS updates of its kind, there are plenty of changes and additions to play with. This includes the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro cameras finally receiving the Deep Fusion photography feature—for awesome low-light shots—and a bunch of new Siri options for all iOS devices.

Before we get to those updates, start installing the new version of iOS right now. To update to iOS 13.2, simply visit Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone. It’ll download, your device will restart, the installation will commence, and you can read our guide to all the new iOS features while you wait:

Deep Fusion and new video settings

  • Headlining iOS 13.2 are a number of new camera settings for the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. The most notable addition is Deep Fusion, which is finally supported in the stable iOS build after spending the past couple weeks in public beta. The feature is described as “mad science,” as it combines multiple frames (and different exposures) via machine learning, analysing what the camera did on a pixel-by-pixel basis to determine the best way to blend and merge these different shots into one final, hopefully awesome picture. Deep Fusion is automatically turned on by default for your standard and telephoto pictures, and your device will automatically select which post-processing settings it uses (including Deep Fusion) based on the ambient lighting and lenses you’re using.

  • iPhone 11 users can now specify resolution and frame rates for their video recordings by tapping the new resolution and frame rate display in the upper-left of the Camera app’s UI.

New Siri features

  • As soon as you install iOs 13.2, you’ll see a privacy notice explaining how Apple uses your Siri recordings. You’ll be given a shortcut to the Siri privacy settings, and, if you want, the chance to opt-out of your interactions being used to improve the Siri. Privacy changes users make will also apply to connect any Apple Watches.

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  • iOS 13.2 also adds a new “Announce Messages” option that lets the digital assistant read incoming messages while you have AirPods connected. You can enable this under Settings > ‌Siri‌ & Search > Announce Messages.

Airpods Pro

  • Speaking of AirPods, iOS 13.2 adds support for the newly announced AirPods Pro, and you can now adjust the volume in the iOS control centre when you have a pair of AirPods or certain Beats headphones models connected.

Other additions

  • All iOS devices have 70 new emojis to try out, many of which add more inclusive representation options. You’ll find these spread throughout the emoji keyboard, but you can preview some of the new additions over at Emojipedia.

  • It’s now easier to delete apps from the home screen by long-pressing on an app icon and then tapping “Delete app” from the menu.

  • Ahead of the launch of Apple’s new Research app, Apple has added a new “Research” section to Settings > Privacy, which you can visit to edit permissions regarding any sensor or use data your device collects.

  • The “Rearrange apps” quick-menu option has been renamed to “Edit Home Screen.”

  • New options have been added in Settings > General > AirPlay & Handoff that let you adjust how you share media to HomePods and TVs.

  • New organisation options for listing connected devices in the HomeKit app

  • As always, various small bug fixes & stability updates.


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