10 Things to Know About the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.2 Update
The iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.2 update is finally here and it bring some important changes to the aging former flagship. With that in mind, we want to take a look at some things users need to know about the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.2 update as we push away from the release.
Apple’s iOS 9.3 update was an exciting update but it wasn’t perfect. It also arrived with some problems including a web link crashing bug that drove a number of iPhone 5 owners crazy. Apple fixed that issue with its iOS 9.3.1 release for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
iOS 9.3.1 was small, but like iOS 9.3, it also brought trouble to the iPhone 5 and Apple’s other iOS 9 devices.
In response, Apple’s deployed an iOS 9.3.2 update that tackles lingering iOS 9 problems. It’s now available for the iPhone 5.
For iOS 9.3.1 users, the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.2 update’s change log features fixes and security enhancements. If you’re coming from something older than iOS 9.3, it’s a much larger update.
This guide rounds up the most important things to know, right now, about the brand new iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.2 update.
It offers a quick review of the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.2 update’s performance, details about the iOS 9.3.1 downgrade, a look at early iOS 9.3.2 problems, and more.
We’ll continue to update this as we push away from the iOS 9.3.2 release date.
iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.2 Update Impressions & Performance1 / 10
Earlier this week we download
ed the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.2 update. The update for our iPhone 5 was small (we came directly from iOS 9.3.2) and required only a few minutes to download
and install over a high-speed Wi-Fi network. We didn’t run into any installation issues.
We’ve been using the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.2 update for a couple of days now and we’ve been keeping an eye on a few key areas of performance: Battery life, UI speed, connectivity, app performance, and bugs. Here’s what we’ve found.
Battery life appears to be solid on the aging smartphone. We haven’t experienced any weird drain and it’s holding an excellent charge in standby and when it’s in use.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LTE (AT&T) are currently behaving. We’ve tested the software and device with numerous routers, ISPs and Bluetooth devices and haven’t run into any serious trouble during our few days with the new software.
We haven’t encountered any experience-breaking bugs or app problems and the UI speed is about as fast as it was with iOS 9.3.1 on board.
We’ve encountered a bit of lag when opening certain apps and the Control Center but other functions, like typing on the keyboard, still feel fast and fluid.
The iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.2 update appears to be a solid upgrade for those coming from iOS 9.3.1. If you’re feeling leery about the move, dig into additional feedback.