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.
@AppleSupport Hi, I have an iPhone 6 & a lot of issues with the battery dropping power from 40% to 0% instantly & shutting down. iOS 10.3.2
— Mikhael Turki (@MikhaelTurki) May 16, 2017
Needed to plug-in 3 of 4 iOS devices in order to complete the iOS 10.3.2 update. Didn't restart on battery. Have a power outlet handy!
— Sean Sullivan (@5ean5ullivan) May 16, 2017
@AppleSupport I am, right now, updating to the iOs 10.3.2! The restarts don't happen often but the battery drains fast.
— Marcela Visco (@MarcelaVisco) May 15, 2017
iOS 10.3.2 seems to have Bluetooth audio problems… glad I still have a model with a headphone jack!
— The James (@avidfanman) May 17, 2017
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 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.
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.
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.