The iPhone 6 iOS 10.3.2 update is small but it could have a dramatic effect on your device’s performance.
The newest version of iOS 10 is a bug fix update that includes nearly two dozen security updates for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It could have a positive impact on your iPhone 6 but it could also cause problems.
The iPhone 6’s iOS 10.3.2 update went through a six week beta but problems have slipped through the cracks into the final release.
Opinions about the iPhone 6 iOS 10.3.2 update are mixed and that’s why we’re taking an in-depth look at its overall performance, its problems, and its usefulness today.
If you’re coming to iOS 10.3.2 from the iOS 10.3.1 update, you’ll get 23 security patches and some under-the-hood improvements with your version of iOS 10.3.2.
If you’re updating your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus from something older like iOS 10.2.1 or iOS 9, your iOS 10.3.2 update will be much bigger. You’ll get everything from the iOS updates you skipped baked into iOS 10.3.2.
This roundup also includes some details about the iOS 10.3.1 downgrade, some tips to help you get the most out of iOS 10.3.2, and a peek at what’s coming next from Apple and iOS.
We’ll continue to update this page as we push away from the release date so check back for regular changes.
iPhone 6 iOS 10.3.2 Impressions & Performance
The iPhone 6 iOS 10.3.2 update isn't very big and it will only take you a few minutes to download and install on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. If you're coming to iOS 10.3.2 from something older than iOS 10.3.1, expect the process to take a lot longer due to the upgrades you missed.
We recommend putting aside 15 minutes or so of quiet time to monitor your iPhone 6 iOS 10.3.2 download and installation for problems. We didn't run into any but there's no telling what you might experience after your download begins.
We've been using the iPhone 6 iOS 10.3.2 update for a few days now and we've been taking a close look at key areas of performance including battery life, connectivity, and UI speed. Here's what we've learned so far.
We haven't noticed any abnormal battery drain during our (brief) time on iOS 10.3.2. Our iPhone 6 (AT&T model) is holding a very solid charge.
If you recently installed iOS 10.3.2 and you're noticing issues with your iPhone 6's battery life, give it a couple of days. It sometimes takes a few days for the battery and the new update to settle in. If you continue to see issues with your battery life, take action.
We've tested the iPhone 6's update with several ISPs, routers, and Bluetooth devices. We haven't run into any issues but that could certainly change down the road. AT&T's LTE and 4G networks are both functioning as normal.
We haven't noticed any random reboots and the phone's UI feels fast. Animations and transitions are fluid and we haven't encountered any weird lag or sluggishness when opening folders, apps or Control Center.
We've only spent a few days with iOS 10.3.2 but it's impressive thus far. And given what's on board the update (lots and lots of security patches), it's certainly worth a look if your iPhone 6 is already running iOS 10.
If you're on an older version of iOS, say iOS 9, you might want to wait a few days so you can gather a little more feedback about performance.
If you need help to one side of the fence or the other, please take a look at our list of reasons to and not to install iOS 10.3.2 right now. It'll help you make a decision.