iOS 9.3.2 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know

The 9.3.1 update delivered a key fix for an 9.3 problem but it also arrived with some  of its own. Apple’s new  9.3.2 update fixes several of these issues but it’s also causing issues for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners.

The iOS 9.3.1 update was a key update for iOS 9 users bringing a bug fix for a web link crashing problem that was put into the spotlight after the iOS 9.3 release in March. Apple’s iOS 9.3.1 update was a key upgrade but it wasn’t perfect.

As the roll out picked up speed, we started to hear about iOS 9.3.1 plaguing iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. This didn’t come as a surprise.

iOS updates, even small iOS updates like iOS 9.3.1, always bring their own collection of problems to Apple’s mobile devices.

iOS 9.3.2 update install

These iOS 9.3.1 problems have forced Apple to roll out a brand new iOS 9.3 update called iOS 9.3.2. It’s now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. And like iOS 9.3.1, it brings its own set of issues to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners.

Today we want to touch on the current state of iOS 9.3.2 problems for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and provide you with the most important information you need to know about them ahead of the next iOS update.

This roundup includes a look at fixes for iOS 9.3.2 problems, places to find feedback about your specific update, how to downgrade to the iOS 9.3.2 update, and more.

iOS 9.3.2 Problems

iOS 9.3.2 is a small update for iOS 9 users with a short list of bug fixes for lingering iOS 9 problems. It’s much bigger (thanks to iOS 9.3) if you’re coming from iOS 9.2.1 or older.

While the iOS 9.3.2 is working fine for some users, others are already running into trouble after download
ing and installing the new update.

Error 56

The loudest complaints are coming from iPad Pro 9.7 users who say that the iOS 9.3.2 update bricked their device. The update is spitting out an “Error 56.”

Apple is recommending these steps to iPad Pro owners experiencing the issue but the problem is persisting for some users.

If you own an iPad Pro, please be extremely careful with the iOS 9.3.2 update. While some users have come out of the upgrade just fine, others are now dealing with a major headache.

This isn’t the only issue plaguing iOS 9.3.2 users. iOS 9.3.2 users are complaining about issues with Bluetooth, battery life, Wi-Fi, problems with Apple Music, issues with Touch ID, issues with Do Not Disturb, problems syncing photo albums, and more. We expect complaints about iOS 9.3.2 to pickup as we push away from the release date.

This is precisely why we recommend taking a few steps to prepare yourself, and your device, for iOS 9.3.2. A little prep work will go a long way toward preventing problems.

Make sure to keep an eye out iOS 9.3.2 problems, particularly if you’re feeling leery making the move to the update on an older device.

Where to Find Feedback About iOS 9.3.2

It’s important for everyone, those who have already upgraded to iOS 9.3.2 and those who haven’t, to keep an eye on feedback about the update’s performance.

As we push away from the release date, you’ll want to dig for feedback about performance on your device, particularly if you’re coming from something older than iOS 9.2.1 and/or using an older device like the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4s.

So where will you find this feedback about iOS 9.3.2 performance and potential problems? Well, you can start here.

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We’ve put together some reasons to and not to install the iOS 9.3.2 update right now. If you’re on the fence, start there.

We plan to start releasing our impressions of iOS 9.3.2 updates for popular devices in the near future. We’ll be taking a look at the iOS 9.3.2 update for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, and iPad.

If those aren’t enough, we recommend keeping an eye on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, and the MacRumors forums for additional feedback about the iOS 9.3 update.

This feedback will alert you to potential issues and also, potential benefits.

How to Fix iOS 9.3.2 Problems

If you’ve run into an iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.1 or iOS 9.3.2 problem, there’s no need to panic. There’s a good chance there’s a fix out there for your issue.

If an iOS 9 problem problem pops up on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, start with our list of fixes for common iOS 9 issues.

Our list features fixes for the most common iOS 9 problems including abnormal battery drain, Wi-Fi issues, and problems with Bluetooth.

If you run into iOS 9.3.2 activation problems you’ll want to consult Apple’s support document because it comes with a potential fix.

iOS 9.3 Update Details

If you can’t find a fix there, you should head on over to Apple’s discussion forums for iPhone, iPad, Apple Music, and more. There, you’ll find a library of fixes and a helpful community that can and will point you in the right direction.

If you can’t find a fix online, you can get in contact with Apple Support via Twitter or schedule an appointment to see a Genius at an Apple Store.

You Can Downgrade to iOS 9.3.1

Apple is signing off on the iOS 9.3.1 update which means you can drop back down from iOS 9.3.2 to iOS 9.3.1 for a limited time.


This option will only be available for a week or two so you’ll need to move quickly if you decide iOS 9.3.2 isn’t working out on your phone or tablet.

What’s Next

Those of you running into iOS 9.3.2 problems are on your own. For now.

Apple hasn’t confirmed its next iOS 9 update so you’ll need to be extremely proactive if you do encounter an issue with the latest update. You can’t rely on Apple.

It’s not clear if iOS 9.3.2 will be the last iOS 9 release before the arrival of the upcoming iOS 10 update and its beta.

Apple Music iOS 10

iOS 10 is all but confirmed for the event in June. Shortly after the keynote, we expect Apple to deliver an iOS 10 beta for developers.

Keep an eye out for details regarding iOS 10 and new iOS 9 updates. Last year, Apple released an iOS 8.4 update in late June.

4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 9.3.2 & 5 Reasons You Should

Install iOS 9.3.2 If You Use Night Shift

1 / 9Install iOS 9.3.2 If You Use Night Shift

One of iOS 9.3’s most impressive features is called Night Shift. If you’ve used f.lux, you’re familiar with this feature. If you aren’t, here’s what Night Shift is all about. 

Night Shift changes the color temperature of your screen. Colors become warmer after sunset and they adjust back to cooler more natural colors in the morning. So what does this mean for average iOS users?

The bright blue light that comes from your screen at night can interrupt your circadian rhythms making it harder to fall asleep. With Night Shift enabled, your iPhone’s or iPad’s display will automatically adjust using your location and time of day. 

There’s a convenient way to disable Night Shift via the Control Center menu that you access swiping up from the bottom of the display. And if you use Low Power Mode, it will automatically disable Night Shift to help you conserve battery.

iOS 9.3.2 improves Night Shift in that it allows you to use it with Low Power Mode on. Low Power Mode is accessible through your Settings/Battery and it temporarily reduces power consumption in an effort to save you battery life.

On iOS 9.3.1, you aren’t able to use Low Power Mode and Night Shift at the same time. On iOS 9.3.2, you can. And that’s a big reason to update to iOS 9.3.2 today.

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