IOS 13.2 update breaks smart HomePod speakers

Apple has released iOS 13.2 update, which brings several new features to HomePod smart speakers.

(such as voice recognition and sleep timers). But not everything went smoothly.

What's wrong

Users are complaining on the Reddit forum that after the update, many speakers went into a cyclic reboot, showing a white animation.

At the same time, the owners are unable to bring them back to their senses: neither disabling nor deleting from HomeKit helps, and attempts to reset to factory settings are unsuccessful.

What to do

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

After complaints, the company recalled the update.