Apple updated macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS and tvOS

Apple UpdatesApple just updated macOS for Macs, iOS for iPhones, iPadOS for iPads, watchOS for Apple Watches and tvOS for Apple TV 4th and 5th generation. Macs can be updated via System Preferences -> Software Update. Your iPhone/iPad can be updated by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update. tvOS can be upgraded via Settings app by going to System -> Software Update. As for Apple Watches, you need a paired iPhone in range, battery on Apple Watch needs to be charged on at least 50% of battery capacity and Apple Watch also needs to be placed on a charger. To update your Apple Watch, go to iPhone’s Watch app and go to General -> Software Update. As usual, backup all your important data to at least two different places, like external disk, NAS or even cloud.

As for tvOS, it’s just about bugs fixing and performance improvements, Apple did not reveal official changelist.

watchOS for Apple’s smart watches just got simple update notice:

watchOS 6.1 introduces support for ‌AirPods Pro‌ and includes improvements and bug fixes. This update also brings ‌watchOS 6‌ to ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 1 and Series 2.

So if you have ordered AirPods Pro or if you are owner of Apple Watch Series 1 or Series 2, you should definitely install this update.

iOS update is a big one. If you own iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, you can now enjoy Deep Fusion feature for photos taken indoor or photos taken in medium lightning. It uses Neural Engine for machine learning techniques for pixel-by-pixel processing of photos. Deep Fusion is activated automatically when needed.

Since now, you can opt out of sharing your Siri and dictation audio recording with Apple and even to delete Siri and dictation history, just go Settings app and look for Privacy -> Analytics & Improvements for turning off this feature and go to ‌Siri & Search -> Siri & Dictation History to remove your records from Apple’s servers.

In the Settings app, there’s a new Transfer to HomePod option to turn on ‌HomePod‌ handoff and also there’s an updated volume bar with AirPods‌ and Beats icons shown in Control Center. Another small updates are new emoji characters and tweaks for pop-up menus on Home Screen apps. Full release notes are here:

iOS 13.2 introduces Deep Fusion, an advanced image processing system that uses the A13 Bionic Neural Engine to capture images with dramatically better texture, detail, and reduced noise in lower light, on ‌iPhone 11‌, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Additional features include updated and additional emoji, Announce Messages for ‌AirPods‌, support for ‌AirPods Pro‌, ‌HomeKit‌ Secure Video, ‌HomeKit‌ enabled routers, and new ‌Siri‌ privacy settings. This update also contains bug fixes and improvements.

Camera:

  • Deep Fusion for ‌iPhone 11‌, ‌iPhone 11 Pro‌, and ‌iPhone 11 Pro Max‌ uses the A13 Bionic Neural Engine to capture multiple images at various exposures, run a pixel-by-pixel analysis, and fuse the highest quality parts of the images together resulting in photos with dramatically better texture, details, and reduced noise, especially for mid to low light scenes
  • Ability to change the video resolution directly from the Camera app for ‌iPhone 11‌, ‌iPhone 11 Pro‌, and ‌iPhone 11 Pro Max‌

Emoji

  • Over 70 new or updated emoji, including animals, food, activities, new accessibility emoji, gender neutral emoji, and skin tones selection for couple emoji

AirPods‌ support

  • Announce Messages with ‌Siri‌ to read your incoming messages aloud to your ‌AirPods‌
  • AirPods Pro‌ support

Home App

  • ‌HomeKit‌ Secure Video enables you to privately capture, store, and view encrypted video from your security cameras and features people, animal, and vehicle detection
  • HomeKit‌ enabled routers put you in control of what your ‌HomeKit‌ accessories communicate with over the internet or in your home

‌Siri‌

  • Privacy settings to control whether or not to help improve ‌Siri‌ and Dictation by allowing Apple to store audio of your ‌Siri‌ and Dictation interactions
  • Option to delete your ‌Siri‌ and Dictation history from ‌Siri‌ Settings

This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements. This update:

  • Fixes an issue that may prevent passwords from autofilling in 3rd party apps
  • Resolves an issue that may prevent the keyboard from appearing when using Search
  • Addresses an issue where swipe to go home might not work on iPhone X and later
  • Fixes an issue where Messages would only send a single notification when the option to repeat alerts was enabled
  • Addresses an issue where Messages may display a phone number instead of a contact name
  • Resolves an issue that caused Contacts to launch to the previously opened contact instead of the contact list
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent Markup annotations from being saved
  • Resolves an issue where saved notes could temporarily disappear
  • Fixes an issue where iCloud Backup might not successfully complete after tapping Backup Now in Settings
  • Improves performance when using AssistiveTouch to activate App Switcher

And finally macOS. Alongside emoji parity with iOS, this macOS update brings support for AirPods Pro and it’s also bringing Siri privacy settings, like on iOS. Another updates are related to Home app, including HomeKit Secure Video support. Now long boring list of changes:

The macOS Catalina 10.15.1 update includes updated and additional emoji, support for AirPods Pro, HomeKit Secure Video, HomeKit enabled routers, and new Siri privacy settings, as well as bug fixes and improvements.

Emoji

  • Over 70 new or updated emoji, including animals, food, activities, new accessibility emoji, gender neutral emoji, and skin tones selection for couple emoji

AirPods

  • Introduces support for AirPods Pro

Home app

  • HomeKit Secure Video enables you to privately capture, store, and view encrypted video from your security cameras and features people, animal, and vehicle detection
  • HomeKit enabled routers let you control how your HomeKit accessories communicate over the internet or in your home
  • Adds support for AirPlay 2-enabled speakers in scenes and automations

Siri

  • Privacy settings to control whether or not to help improve Siri and Dictation by allowing Apple to store audio of your Siri and Dictation interactions
  • Option to delete your Siri and Dictation history from Siri Settings

This update also includes the following bug fixes and improvements:

  • Restores the ability to view file names in the All Photos view in Photos
  • Restores the ability to filter by favorites, photos, videos, edited, and keywords in Days view in Photos
  • Fixes an issue where Messages would only send a single notification when the option to repeat alerts was enabled
  • Resolves an issue that caused Contacts to launch to the previously opened contact instead of the contact list
  • Adds a two-finger swipe gesture for back navigation in Apple News
  • Resolves issues that may occur in the Music app when displaying playlists inside folders and newly added songs in the Songs list
  • Improves reliability of migrating iTunes library databases into the Music, Podcasts, and TV apps
  • Fixes an issue where downloaded titles were not visible in the Downloads folder in the TV app

New version number(s):

  • macOS – 10.15.1
  • iOS – 13.2
  • iPadOS – 13.2
  • watchOS – 6.1
  • tvOS – 13.2
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