IOS 13.2 update breaks smart HomePod speakers

Apple Releases iOS 13.2 Update That Brings Several New Features To Smart HomePod Columns

(e.g. voice recognition and sleep timers). But not everything went smoothly.

What's wrong

Users complain on the Reddit forum that after the update, many columns went into a cyclic reboot, showing white animation.

At the same time, the owners cannot bring them to their senses: neither disconnection nor removal from HomeKit helps, and attempts to reset to factory settings are unsuccessful.

What to do

Apple support advised taking HomePod to a service center and either replacing them or repairing them.

After complaints, the company recalled the update.