The biggest iPhone emoji update of the year is finally ready for testing if you’re a developer.
Apple seeded iOS 13.2 beta 2 and iPadOS 13.2 beta 2 to developers today. The update comes just over a week after the first beta brought Apple’s Deep Fusion camera technology to the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. With this latest beta, Apple has finally added support for the Unicode 12 update that adds 59 new emoji characters.
iOS 13.2 beta 2 can be downloaded via an over-the-air update if you have the last beta installed. If not, registered developers can add the proper installation profile to their devices through Apple’s online developer portal and add if from there.
Along with the new beta for iPhone and iPad, Apple also released watchOS 6.1 beta 3 and tvOS 13.2 beta 2. Public betas for the new software will likely be available in the next few days.
What’s inside iOS 13.2 beta 2?
Apple gave fans an early preview of its upcoming Unicode 12 emoji characters in July but didn’t include them in iOS 13. When counting gender variations and skin tons, the update adds 230 new character options. The holding hands emoji can now be customized with 75 different options of skin ton and gender to represent relationships.
Some of the new characters include a sloth, flamingo, orangutan and skunk. For food, you get a waffle, falafel, butter and garlic. There are also some new disability icons that include a guide dog, an ear with a hearing aid, wheelchairs, a prosthetic arm and a prosthetic leg.
Other iOS 13.2 features include Deep Fusion for iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, new privacy settings for Apple’s Research app and some tweaks to the volume bar in Control Center that shows if you’re connected to AirPods.