We’ve been taking a close look at Apple’s iOS 10.3.2 update and today we want to go over the most important things iPhone 5s users need to know about their version of iOS 10.3.2.
The iPhone 5s iOS 10.3.2 is a small update for some users and a huge release for others.
If you downloaded iOS 10.3.1 prior to the release of iOS 10.3.2 your iPhone 5s’ iOS 10.3.2 update will be pretty small. It includes a few bug fixes and nearly two dozen security patches.
If you’re jumping to iOS 10.3.2 from iOS 10.2.1 or an older version of iOS, your update will be much bigger due to iOS 10.3, iOS 10.3.1, and the features and fixes from any other iOS updates you skipped along the way.
iOS 10.3.2 comes with important fixes and security patches but it could have a negative impact on your iPhone 5s’ performance if you aren’t careful. There are a variety of issues plaguing iPhone 5s users at the moment.
With that in mind we want to take a look at a few things current, and prospective, iPhone 5s iOS 10.3.2 users need to know about the current version of iOS 10.
This roundup takes you through all of the the key details including a look at the iPhone 5s iOS 10.3.2 update’s performance and potential problems. We’ll also tell you about a few things to keep an eye on as we push into the month of June.
Quick iPhone 5s iOS 10.3.2 Review
Before we get into the iPhone 5s iOS 10.3.2 update's performance, we want to share a few notes about the download and the installation process.
If you're coming to iOS 10.3.2 from iOS 10.3.1, expect the download to take a few seconds and the installation to take about seven minutes.
If you're coming to iOS 10.3.2 from something older, your download will be much larger and your installation could take a lot longer.
Whatever the case, we recommend putting 20-30 quiet minutes aside to monitor your download and the installation.
We've spent several weeks with the iPhone 5s iOS 10.3.2 update and the software's performance continues to hold up.
Battery life and connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular service) are normal. We haven't experienced any weird battery drain and our connections are solid. We haven't noticed any drops or hangups.
We haven't run into any major problems with any of our core applications. Popular apps like Twitter, Google Maps, Chrome, Gmail, Soundcloud, and Spotify are all working fine at the month milestone.
The phone in our possession has randomly rebooted itself a few times. We didn't see any random reboots when the phone was running iOS 10.3.1. Random reboot issues aren't widespread but they're something to consider if you haven't made the move to iOS 10.3.2 yet.
iOS 10.3.2 feels faster than iOS 10.2.1 did on the iPhone 5s. Animations and transitions are crisper and we aren't seeing a ton of lag when we open our folders and our various apps. Lag was an issue on older versions of iOS 10.
Outside of the random reboots, we've had a pretty good experience on iOS 10.3.2. The security patches alone make it worthy of your consideration.
If you're feeling leery about making the upgrade, take a look at our reasons to and not to install the iOS 10.3.2 update on the iPhone.