5 Things to Know About the iOS 10.3.2 Update

An 10.3.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is confirmed and today we want to walk you through the most important things to know about the ’s contents, its release date, release time, and more.

In late March, Apple finally pulled its 10.3 out of beta. The 10.3 update is a milestone upgrade and it brings new features, tweaks, bug fixes, and a long list of security patches to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.

In the aftermath of the iOS 10.3 release Apple’s confirmed its potential successor, an update called iOS 10.3.2.

The iOS 10.3.2 update appears to be a much smaller upgrade than iOS 10.3 though it could bring some important changes with it.

While your focus should still be on iOS 10.3 we want to take an early peek at the iOS 10.3.2 update and outline the most important things to know as we push into the month of April.

Several important iOS 10.3.2 release details remain unconfirmed so this roundup also adds in a few things we expect from Apple’s roll out.

We’ll continue to update this roundup with new details so check back for frequent updates. We should learn more about iOS 10.3.2 as it pushes through testing.

You Can Try the iOS 10.3.2 Update Right Now

If you want to try out the iOS 10.3.2 update ahead of its release you can thanks to the iOS 10.3.2 beta for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple’s released its first iOS 10.3.2 beta to developers and those signed up for the free Beta Software Program. The company’s Beta Software Program is available to anyone with a working Apple ID.

If choose to try the iOS 10.3.2 update ahead of its official release you’ll want to be very careful. Early iOS software can (and probably will) cause problems on your device. We recommend doing some prep work before you install early software on your device.

If you do notice issues on your device you’ll want to report those issues to Apple. This way the company can improve the final release.

At this point, its small change log and potential for problems, most of you will probably want to skip the beta and wait for the official version of iOS 10.3.2.

It’s also worth noting that Apple has yet to release a 32-bit version of the iOS 10.3.2 beta. There are currently no iTunes restore images for the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c or the iPad 4. This goes for both the developer beta and the public iOS 10.3.2 beta.

The iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPad 4 utilize the company’s A6 processor which was the last Apple mobile process built-on 32-bit architecture.

It’s unclear if this is permanent or if Apple will release the images for these devices sometime in the future.

We expect Apple to keep the iPhone 5 on iOS 10 when iOS 11 arrives in beta form this summer. iOS 11 is expected to arrived in early June at WWDC 2017.

You Can Downgrade from iOS 10.3.2 Beta

If you decide you want to try the iOS 10.3.2 beta note that you can drop down to an official version of iOS 10 if you can’t stand the bugs or its performance on your device.

Apple is currently signing off on two updates, iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3, which means you can downgrade to either one of those.

At some point, Apple will stop signing off on iOS 10.2.1 (probably in a week or two) but you will always be able to drop back down to the latest version of iOS 10. Sadly, you can’t drop back down to anything older than iOS 10.2.1.

For more on the downgrade process, see our iOS 10 downgrade walkthrough.

iOS 10.3.2 Release Date

Apple hasn’t confirmed an iOS 10.3.2 release date. And with no Apple event in sight, we probably won’t get an iOS 10.3.2 release date announcement ahead of time.

There’s also no clear tie-in with the Clips application that’s slated to arrive in April. Clips requires iPhone and iPad users to download
the iOS 10.3 update.

At this point, we’d expect the iOS 10.3.2 update to go through a few more betas before its released to the public.

The most recent maintenance release, iOS 10.2.1, went through five betas before it was officially released to iOS users.

It’s also unclear if Apple plans to release an iOS 10.3.1 update ahead of iOS 10.3.2. There’s speculation that it could be released as a bug fixer without a beta though nothing is confirmed at this point.

iOS 10.3.2 Release Time

The iOS 10.3.2 release date is hard to predict but the iOS 10.3.2 release time isn’t.

The iOS 10.3.2 update will almost certainly arrive around 10AM Pacific on its release day. You can expect the same from all of Apple’s iOS 10.3.2 beta releases.

Here’s what that will look like for other regions in the United States and countries around the world including Australia and Japan:

Eastern – 1 PMCentral – 12 PMMountain – 11AMLondon – 6 PMMoscow – 9 PMNew Delhi – 10:30 PMShanghai – 1 AMTokyo – 2 AMMelbourne – 3 AMAuckland – 5 AM

Apple never releases its iOS updates on the weekend and has a tendency to release new software on Monday morning.

iOS 10.3.2 Update: What’s New

The iOS 10.3 update delivered all sorts of changes including APFS, Find My AirPods, huge tweaks to CarPlay, and more. The iOS 10.3.2 beta 1 change log points to a much smaller update.

Developers poking around the iOS 10.3.2 beta haven’t discovered anything significant on board the new version of iOS 10.3. Aside from a few bugs.

This could change as the beta progresses but iOS 10.3.2 is certainly looking like a minor release for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Install iOS 10.3 If You Want Better Security

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If you value your security, you’ll want to seriously consider download
ing the iOS 10.3 update on your iPhone or iPad. 

The iOS 10.3 update brings 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.

Among them is a patch for a Safari ransomware bug that scammers used to extort iOS users who viewed pornography on their device. 

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. Most people do.

If you skipped the iOS 10.2.1 update and/or the iOS 10.2 update, know that iOS 10.3 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 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.

If security is important to you, iOS 10.3 is probably worth a download
right now.

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