Apple finally announced iOS 10.3.2 software update on May 15, 2017 after more than one-month testing. People waited iOS 10.3.2 for a long time. This post tells you whether it’s necessary to update iPhone iPad to iOS 10.3.2, and how to install iOS 10.3.2.
Should I Update to iOS 10.3.2 on iPhone iPad?
It seems that nothing goes as most people expected on this iOS 10.3.2 update. Because this update doesn’t bring some interesting features, except some security updates. Then should you upgrade to iOS 10.3.2?
1. About the Security Updates
This iOS 10.3.2 update does more things than iOS 10.3.2 on improving the security involving the use of Safari, iBooks, Notifications and other apps. These Security Updates seems important and necessary, especially under the current network environment. (Recently, Windows-based devices are massively attacked by ransomware in 99 countries.)
2. About the Battery Drain on iOS 10.3.2
The battery drain issue is one of common iOS issues people care. According to the complaints on twitter, your battery drain problem may continue in iOS 10.3.2. More worse, you may face a worse battery life on device after updating to iOS 10.3.2.
Just downloaded iOS 10.3.2 with the hopes that it would solve my battery issue. Nope. Not even a little.
— Teresa Fallis (@teresadf) May 18, 2017
Although this iOS 10.3.2 doesn ‘t bring you new features and the battery issue still exists for a small part of people, we have to admit that Apple does well on data security comparing to other system. So if you would like to make everything safe on your iPhone iPad or iPod touch, you are suggested to install iOS 10.3.2.
How to Install iOS 10.3.2 on iPhone iPad?
Apple offers two methods for people to install new iOS software: downloading iOS 10.3.2 over the air and installing iOS 10.3.2 via iTunes.
1. Before updating to iOS 10.3.2, backup your device.
If you fail to update your device to 10.3.2, you may lose data on your device. Therefore, you’d better to backup your device to make your data safe. And it’s always a good habit to backup your iPhone iPad.
2. Make sure your iPhone iPad is supported by iOS 10.3.2.
you should make sure you are using iOS 10.3.2 supported devices. Or you can’t update iOS 10.3.2 on your device. Below are the devices that new iOS software supports:
- iPhone 7s, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5.
- iPad Pro 12.9 inch model, iPad Pro 9.7 inch model, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4th generation, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 2.
- iPod Touch 6th generation.
3. Install iOS 10.3.2 over the air if you don’t have a available computer around.
This method simple, and you can directly download and install iOS 10.3.2 though Wi-Fi with using computer.
Go to Settings > General > Software Update. Your device will automatically check the latest update and show you the iOS 10.3.2 information.
As you can see, iOS 10.3.2 update needs almost 800 MB storage, depending on your device and current iOS version. Now you can tap “Download and Install” to start your installing.
If you find the button is grey and not clickable, you should enable Wi-Fi network and plug your device into a power. After that, follow the text it shows and continue your update.
4. Download iOS 10.3.2 using iTunes if Over-The-Air not working.
If you meet issues when installing iOS 10.3.2 over the air, you can try this method to download iOS software with iTunes. iTunes is one computer-based app.
Install the latest iTunes on your computer. If you have installed iTunes, you should update it to be latest version, which boost your chances of success in updating to iOS 10.3.2.
Connect your device to computer, and iTunes will find your device. After you see your device icon, hit it and go to device managing panel.
After you click “Summary” on the left menu, it will show your the information of your device on the right.
And there is a “Update” button that enables you to update to the latest version.
5. If I Meet Problems When Updating to iOS 10.3.2
Generally speaking, it’s easy to install iOS 10.3.2 on iPhone iPad if you follow the above steps. But the fact is that some users may still meet iOS update issues, like an error occurring. If you are one of these users, you are welcome to post your issues on the comment section below for discussion.