Its been a little over a week since the iOS 10.3.2 update release for the iPad, iPad Air, iPad Pro, and iPad mini and today we want to guide you through the most important things to know about the iPad’s most up-to-date version of iOS 10.
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. A bug fix update. It brings a few bug fixes and a several important security update to the company’s fleet of iPads.
The iPad’s iOS 10.3.2 update isn’t a milestone upgrade but it’s worth monitoring as we push away from its release date.
If you’re coming to iOS 10.3.2 from iOS 10.3.1 your update is just 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 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 outlines key details about Apple’s next iOS updates for the iPad.
We’ll continue to update this with new information so check back in as the month goes on.
iPad iOS 10.3.2 Impressions & Performance
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 in and around 10 minutes if you're coming to it 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 week 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.
So far, battery life has been excellent on all of these iPad models. We haven't noticed abnormal battery 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, 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 are holding 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 various performance issues so you'll want to be extremely careful, especially if you own an older 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.