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iOS 10.3.2 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know

Apple’s iOS 10.3.2 update brings bug fixes and security patches to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch but it’s far from perfect. iPhone and iPad users are complaining about several frustrating iOS 10.3.2 problems.

The iOS 10.3.2 update aims to improve iOS 10 performance but some iOS 10.3.2 users are complaining about battery drain, installation issues, and other performance issues.

With that in mind we want to take a look at the most important things iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners need to know about the iOS 10.3.2 problems plaguing Apple’s mobile devices.

This roundup takes a look at the current state of problems, shows you potential fixes for the most common iOS 10.3.2 issues, and provides some resources that could come in handy if you start to see trouble with your version of iOS 10.3.2.

It also looks at what’s next from Apple in terms of bug fixes.

iOS 10.3.2 Problems

The current list of iOS 10.3.2 problems includes the usual suspects.

iOS 10.3.2 users are seeing installation errors, weird battery drain, Wi-Fi issues, busted Bluetooth, Touch ID problems, 3D Touch issues, Hey Siri problems, and issues with third-party applications including Facebook.

We’re also hearing about UI lag on older devices, random reboots, issues with sound, and various problems with the App Store including broken downloads.

Apple’s discussion forums, Reddit, and social media sites like Twitter are filling up with complaints about the iOS 10.3.2 update and we expect the list to grow as more people find and install Apple’s new software.

It’s virtually impossible to predict what kind of performance you’ll see on your phone or tablet and this is precisely why we always recommend doing a some prep work before installing an iOS release, even before a small release like iOS 10.3.2.

We’ve put together a step-by-step process that will take you through the pre-iOS 10.3.2 installation process we used on our iPhones and iPads.

Where to Find Feedback

As we push away from the iOS 10.3.2 release date it’s important to keep tabs on the update’s performance. Part of this is monitoring your version of the update for issues. Part of it is digging into feedback from other iOS 10.3.2 users.

Digging into this ongoing iOS 10.3.2 feedback will alert you to potential iOS 10.3.2 problems and it’ll help you find potential benefits of the iOS 10.3.2 update.

To start you off, we’ve put together some reasons to and not to install the iOS 10.3.2 update on your device right now.

If you’re on the fence about making the move to iOS 10.3.2, start there.

We’ve also put together our own impressions of the iOS 10.3.2 update. We’ve started with the iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5. Look there if you skipped iOS 10.3.1 and you’re curious about iOS 10’s performance.

As always, we also recommend keeping an eye on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, social media sites like Twitter/Facebook, and the MacRumors forums for additional feedback about the current version of iOS 10.

How to Fix iOS 10.3.2 Problems

If you run into an iOS 10.3.2 problem on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, there’s no need to panic. Chances are, you’ll be able to fix your issue from the confines of your home or office.

Before you take your iPhone or iPad down to an Apple Store or carrier store you’ll want to try to fix your issue(s) manually.

We’ve put together a list of the most common iOS 10 problems and fixes and it’s a great place to start if you’re in trouble.

We also recently released a list of tips that could help you improve your device’s performance. Some of these will take seconds to complete, others are a little more involved.

If you’re unable to find a fix for your issue there, you should go to Apple’s discussion forums for help. There are tons of helpful users there.

If Apple’s forums don’t help, you can get in contact with Apple Support via Twitter or the company’s website.

If that doesn’t work, schedule an appointment to see a Genius at a local Apple Store.

You Can Downgrade to iOS 10.3.1

If you your device can’t handle iOS 10.3.2 you might try downgrading to iOS 10.3.1 to see if that improves performance.

Apple is currently longer signing off on iOS 10.3.1 which means you can downgrade from iOS 10.3.1 in an effort to fix any problems you’re seeing with iOS 10.3.2 and your device. You can’t downgrade to anything older than iOS 10.3.1.

Unfortunately, the downgrade path will close up at some point. Apple will likely close it within a few weeks so you’ll need to move quickly. Once it’s closed, it’s closed forever.

If you’re new to the downgrade process, take a look at our detailed walkthrough.

What’s Next

At this point, you can’t rely on Apple to fix your iOS 10.3.2 problem.

Apple’s confirmed an iOS 10.3.3 update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch but it’s in beta ahead of an unknown release date.

The update appears to be another maintenance update (it does include some new iPad Pro wallpapers) which means it will probably come with a limited amount of bug fixes and security updates.

With no release date in sight, those of you struggling with iOS 10.3.2 problems will be on your own for a few more weeks at least.

We expect iOS 10.3.2 and iOS 10.3.3 beta to be joined by another version of iOS in the near future.

Apple’s WWDC 2017’s keynote on June 5th will likely serve as the launch pad for the company’s iOS 11 update.

There, the company will likely outline new features and an iOS 11 beta ahead of the software’s official release in the fall.

Early software like the iOS 10.3.3 beta and iOS 11 beta is typically plagued with issues so they won’t be viable options for those of you looking to solve your iOS 10.3.2 problems.

For more on iOS 11 beta, take a look at our expectations. They’ll help you get setup ahead of WWDC 2017 in June.

4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 10.3.2 & 9 Reasons You Should

Install iOS 10.3.2 If You Want Better Security

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Install iOS 10.3.2 If You Want Better Security

If you value your security, you'll want to seriously consider downloading the iOS 10.3.2 update on your iPhone or iPad. 

iOS 10.3.2 brings (by our count) 23 security patches for a potential exploits. That's a ton for a small maintenance update and a great reason to install iOS 10.3.2 in the near future.

Your iOS 10.3.2 update will bring even more security features if you failed to download previous versions of iOS.

If you skipped iOS 10.3.1, your iOS 10.3.2 update will bring its security patch. If you skipped iOS 10.3, iOS 10.3.2 will also bring its monster list of patches as well. 

The iOS 10.3 update delivered over 60 known patches for potential exploits. That's substantial, even for a milestone upgrade. The previous version of iOS 10, iOS 10.2.1, brought 14 known patches.

If you skipped the iOS 10.2.1 update and/or the iOS 10.2 update, know that iOS 10.3.2 brings their security patches with it as well. Again, the iOS 10.2.1 update had 14 important patches on board. You can see them all right here

If you failed to install Apple's iOS 9.3.5 update, iOS 10.3.2 will also bring the three crucial security patches it delivered last year. These patch up serious security problems that could potentially expose your calls, contacts, texts, and emails.

These patches enhance the security on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch making them ideal for those of you who store sensitive files/data on your device. 

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  1. DopplerDon Barker

    03/30/2017 at 3:55 pm

    I installed (or did I) iOS 10.3 and now my phone (6S) will not get past the updating iCloud settings screen despite hard reboots x3.


    • B

      04/16/2017 at 2:55 pm

      Me too


  2. jenny

    04/03/2017 at 2:15 am

    My phone keeps searching,fixed it just within 4days its searching again


  3. Yacine

    04/05/2017 at 12:21 pm

    Hello i have mutch problems touch id very slow and the 4g data problems you turn on very slow not fast that all i can say please Apple fix this i have a iPhone 6s 128gb Apple give updates but nothing working good i hope fix this message app little bit slow thanks!!!!


  4. Josh Orlando

    04/07/2017 at 10:51 am

    I’m currently extracting 10.3.1 as I write this comment since my phone crashed while trying to install last night. First time having any issues with any iOS updates, so I will take precaution going forward. Luckily I backed up my phone not too long ago.


  5. Michele

    04/07/2017 at 3:38 pm

    My 7 Plus was stable. My phone advised there was an update so I went forward with it. Now my Bluetooth isn’t working, all my messages have been erased and none of the messages buttons work (like send for example), when I swipe up from the bottom to access my Control Panel is completely locks up my phone, and even a factory reset with backup restore didn’t work. I am trying a complete reset now with setup as a new phone to see if I can resolve my issues. I will update once done.


  6. Michele

    04/07/2017 at 4:28 pm

    Had to do a full factory reset with start as a new phone options. Appears to have fixed the issue but lost a lot of information. No big deal tho. At least the phone is fine.


  7. Brooke

    04/09/2017 at 9:18 pm

    Updated to 10.3.1 last night and less than 12 hours later my 6 plus has died. Will not turn on and can get no response from it.


  8. Dot parnell

    04/12/2017 at 1:49 am

    Since I downloaded 10.3 my Facebook does work – anyone know what I can do.


  9. W Stephen Wilson

    04/13/2017 at 8:27 am

    The update destroyed my IMAP path functionality so I can no longer do email.


  10. Rosie

    04/13/2017 at 9:22 am

    Ever since I purchase iPhone 7Plus I had nothing but problems. I uploaded the 10.3.1 on 4/11/2017 with the following problems:

    It’s stuck on the iCloud setup
    Delete email in Allmail and it creates a duplicate; therefore I have to delete the mail twice.

    Apple why don’t you hire some computer technology people that know what they’re doing. This will be costing you money and making you look inadequate to the world.


  11. David Pearcey

    04/14/2017 at 6:32 am

    I tired to update but it messed up my iCloud authentication somehow. It goes into a password authorization loop and disabled my iMessage, FaceTime and Family services functions. The update actually failed during Verifying Update phase of the install. It didn’t install (probably a good thing), and after it failed I got the above mentioned issues. I called apple support and they couldn’t fix it.They upgraded my issue to the engineering department and I haven’t heard from them since. After waiting a couple of days I decided to try doing a full reset and restore on my iPad Air2 and it fixed the issue. I will not be installing 10.3.1 until I hear back from Apple. Very uncharacteristic instability coming from Apple these days :(


  12. Gourmetdrummer

    04/16/2017 at 7:58 am

    iOS 10.3.1 slows down the search function in contacts if you have a large contact list. I tested this with less than 5,000 contacts and it worked fine, but when I loaded the full 12,000+ contacts it takes 3-4 minutes to pull up a searched contact. I then restored to my backup with the older software version and it worked fine. Is anyone else seeing this?


  13. Hee

    04/20/2017 at 4:15 am

    I not sure is it whether is ios 10.3.1 problem or my package data problem. I can’t buff the video in instagram story and facebook video. IS that an issue about that?


  14. Billy

    04/24/2017 at 4:16 am

    Another problem with 10.3.1 is that photos taken on an ipad cannot be uploaded directly from the ipad into other applications, such as ebay. You have to enlist the help of a desktop computer.


  15. Jason

    05/04/2017 at 8:06 am

    Sad, my brother’s iPhone 6s home button is causing some issue. When pressed sometime it straight away goes to power off option (he is just tapping).


  16. KASH

    05/05/2017 at 4:26 pm

    after release update 10.3.1
    we received huge amount of iphones 5s,6,6plus,6s
    WIFI disable AFTER UPDATE 10.3.1 iphone 6 x 6 pcs so far
    iphone 6 doesnt charge after update x 3 pcs so far
    iphone 6 plus doesnt turn on after update x 1 pcs so far
    iphone 6s wifi doesnt work after update x 1 so far
    iphone 6 battery issue after wifi x 4 pcs so far


  17. Thu

    05/10/2017 at 4:08 am

    my I phone 6s can not connect network after update iOS 10.3.1. Service centre said have to pay for repair over S$ 500.
    What should I do? I bought this phone last year. Apple should be undertake this problem.


  18. Rob

    05/16/2017 at 9:14 am

    A year ago, after upgrading my wife’s system to a new Mini, her iPad Mini3 became stuck on the famous iCloud/Facetime/Messages authorizing loop. After a month going back and forth with Apple, on my own, I thought to log out of all iCloud services on all her devices, and then try to log-in on the iPad, and it worked.

    So perhaps this would work for others having similar issues.


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