Apple has released the final version of iOS 9.3.2 for users with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch compatible devices. The release point includes bug fixes and minor functionality improvements and we recommend installing for users running an earlier version 9.0 of the iOS system software.
Perhaps the most obvious user who is faced with iOS 9.3.2 is the possibility of enabling the Night Shift mode together with the Low Power mode. Other than that, other changes are bug fixes and aim to fix problems with dictionary definitions, Bluetooth failures, VoiceOver and some other problems. The release notes are included below.
Update to iOS 9.3.2 on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
The easiest way to update to iOS 9.3.2 through the OTA mechanism on the device in question.
- Back up your device before starting, on iTunes or iCloud
- Open the "Settings" app and go to "Software update"
- Tap "Download and Install" when iOS 9.3.2 appears
The device will automatically restart to complete the installation.
IOS 9.3.2 release notes
The release notes accompanying the download are short:
Resolves an issue where some Bluetooth accessories may experience audio quality problems when paired with the iPhone SERisolves an issue where searching for dictionary definitions could fail Resolves an issue that prevented typing email addresses when using the Japanese Kana keyboard in Mail and Messages Resolves an issue for VoiceOver users who used the Alex voice, where the device switches to a different voice to announce punctuation marks or spaces Resolves an issue that prevented MDM servers from installing custom B2B apps
You will notice that the release notes do not mention the simultaneous use and programming of the Night Shift mode with the energy saving mode, but the ability exists.
IPSW download link for iOS 9.3.2
For users who prefer to manually update iOS devices using IPSW files in iTunes, the appropriate firmware file for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can be downloaded from the following list. Right-click and choose "Save As" and make sure the file includes the .ipsw file extension so that it can be recognized by iTunes.
- iPhone 6S
- iPhone 6S Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- CDMA for iPhone 5C
- iPhone 5C GSM
- CDMA for iPhone 5S
- iPhone 5S GSM
- iPhone 5 GSM
- CDMA for iPhone 5
- iPhone 4S
- 12-inch iPad Pro
- 12-inch iPad Pro mobile phone model
- iPad Pro 9-inch
- iPad Pro 9 inch Mobile phone model
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air 2 mobile model
- iPad Air 4.2 Mobile model
- iPad Air 4.1
- iPad Air 4,3 model China
- CDMA for iPad 4
- iPad 4 GSM
- Ipad 4
- iPad 3 GSM
- iPad 3 CDMA
- iPad 3
- iPad 2 2.4
- iPad 2 2.1
- iPad 2 GSM
- iPad 2 CDMA
- iPad Mini CDMA
- iPad Mini GSM
- Ipad mini
- iPad Mini 2 Mobile phone model
- iPad Mini 2
- iPad Mini 2 4.6 China
- iPad Mini 3 4.9 China
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad Mini 3 Mobile model
- iPad Mini 4
- iPad Mini 4 Mobile phone model
- iPod Touch 5th generation
- iPod Touch 6th generation
Troubleshooting iOS 9.3.2 Installation and update problems
Some of the common problems that occur when or after the installation of iOS 9.3.2 are as follows:
- Stuck on "Verify" – leave it sitting, make sure the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is connected to a reliable Wi-Fi and ideally connected to a power source, this usually resolves itself but can take some time
- Some iPad Pro users are reporting an "Error 56" related to the iTunes message while trying to update to iOS 9.3.2 – if you see this message, you can try to restore from iTunes (download the latest version 12.4), put the iPad in DFU mode and then restore from a backup, or try using IPSW iOS 9.3.1 if all else fails
- IPhone hot and running slowly after iOS 9.3.2 installation – this is quite common after installing any iOS update, simply letting the device sit and finish cleaning and maintenance routine, the problem should be solved in about an hour
- Slow or unreliable Wi-Fi with iOS 9.3.2 – try resetting the network settings (Settings> General> Reset) and use custom DNS if applicable
- Icons that disappear in the App Store: exit the App Store and restart to solve the problem
Separately, Apple has also released iTunes 12.4, tvOS 9.2.1 for Apple TV, watchOS 2.2.1 for Apple Watch and OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan for Mac users.
What was your experience with iOS 9.3.2? Let us know in the comments.