Today we want to guide you through the most important things to know about the iOS 10.3.2 update for the iPad, iPad Air, iPad Pro, and iPad mini as we push deeper into the month of July.
Apple continues to refine its iOS 10 operating system with milestone upgrades and maintenance releases. The latest, iOS 10.3.2, is a small maintenance release. iOS 10.3.2 brings bug fixes and nearly two dozen important security updates to Apple’s fleet of iPads.
The iPad’s iOS 10.3.2 update isn’t a milestone upgrade but it’s certainly worth monitoring as we start pushing deeper into the summer.
If you’re coming to iOS 10.3.2 from iOS 10.3.1, your iPad’s update is made up of bug fixes and security patches. If you’re coming to it from something older than iOS 10.3.1, your iPad’s iOS 10.3.2 update will be much larger thanks to the fixes and features from previous versions of iOS. They’re baked in.
Our guide to the iPad iOS 10.3.2 update takes a look at the iOS 10.3.2 update’s performance on several popular iPad variants. It also takes you through some of the iOS 10.3.2 problems currently plaguing iPad users and looks at Apple’s next iOS updates for the iPad.
We’ll continue to update this with new information so check back in with us as the month goes on.
Quick iPad iOS 10.3.2 Review
We've installed the iOS 10.3.2 update on four iPad variants: The 9-inch iPad Pro, the iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 2, and the original iPad Air.
You can expect the entire installation process to take around 10 minutes if you're coming to iOS 10.3.2 from iOS 10.3.1. Mileage will, of course, vary.
If you're coming to iOS 10.3.2 from something older your download process could take 15 minutes or more so make sure you carve out some time to get the job done.
In the weeks since the iOS 10.3.2 update's release we've been taking a look at several key areas of performance including including battery life, connectivity, and UI speed.
Battery life is still excellent on all of these iPad models. We haven't noticed abnormal drain and we've been able to get more than a full day of use out of them.
If you recently installed iOS 10.3.2, and you're noticing weird drain on your tablet, you should give the battery a few days to settle in. If you continue to see issues with battery life, you should take action.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth continue to hold up. We've tested these slates with several different ISPs, routers, and Bluetooth devices and we haven't run into any problems with speed or random disconnects. Our connections are stable.
We're using the iPad mini 2 on AT&T's network and we haven't noticed any issues with cellular data. LTE and 4G are working fine.
We haven't experienced any random reboots or freezes/lockups and we've noticed improvements to the UI speed on the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 2, particularly when opening up folders and apps. This was an issue for us on iOS 10.2.1 and below.
iOS 10.3.2 feels fast and stable on all four of these iPad models. We haven't noticed any major problems though some users are noticing performance issues so you'll want to be extremely careful, especially if you own an older iPad model.
If you need additional feedback, please take a peek at our list of reasons to and not to install the iOS 10.3.2 update right now.