iOS 9.3.2 Issues: Random freezing, battery drain, reboot, etc.

iOS 9.3.2 Issues: Random freezing, battery drain, reboot, etc.
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There seems to be a constant release of reports about issues people are experiencing with Apple’s latest update iOS 9.3.2. The update for iPad, iPhone and the iPod touch is causing some as serious as devices being a users device being bricked by the update. While others are claiming that they are experiencing battery problems as well as Bluetooth issues and random freezing and rebooting.

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Recently leaked images of OS X 10.2 have appeared to show that Apple is moving across features from iOS to the Mac OS, with one of the first being Siri. As for iOS 10 so far Apple has done relatively well at keeping its new features under wraps, and with the terrible issues being seen by iOS 9.3.2 users that update could be the last.

iOS 9.3.2 Serious Issues

Apple has come in for some serious criticism since the latest update and some users are venting their anger in public forums, often with images of the problems being caused by iOS 9.3.2. Meanwhile other users are reporting that whilst trying to restore their device they are being directed to iTunes, which is causing what is being called, a big loop issue.

iOS 9.3.2 update error

Others have to constantly restart their devices to be able to move between apps. However, the device, which seems to be most affected by the iOS 9.3.2 issue, is the 9.7-inch iPad pro. Users of that device have reported that once the update was installed their device became unusable so effectively bricked.

Apple’s iOS 9.3.2 Support

In the last few days Apple has acknowledged the issue and released a statement to Rene Ritchie over at iMore, which he later shared on Twitter. In the acknowledgement Apple said:

“We’re looking into a small number of reports that some iPad units are receiving an error when updating the software. Those unable to restore their device through iTunes should contact Apple support.”

However, a visit to Apple’s support site reveals that this issue caused by iOS 9.3.2 is having an effect on more than just the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, I’ve personally seen people complaining about issues with devices ranging from the iPad to the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and other devices.

Final Thoughts

As it stands Apple has not officially said it is working on fixing the issue, but you can rest assured that it is! However, if you simply can’t wait and you have a device that has updated to iOS 9.3.2, you may be interested to know I recent wrote a how-to downgrade from iOS 9.3.2 to 9.3.1 tutorial. You can if interested take a look here.

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Darren is a proud father of two and a dedicated mobile technology writer from the UK. He's been writing about all things mobile, wearable, apps and anything else tech related for many years now for various sites all over the world.
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  1. Damn, what is going on? All “leading” companies in all spheres cant make normal products and how they call themselves “leading”. Samsung, Apple, Tesla etc etc etc, everyone has big pck of problems. I can understand “small” problems, its normal. But they dont solve even serious, big problems. They dont care about their customers. I cant stand such attitude. They should make at least good batteries but they dont care. I read a lot of articles about Neutrino Inc which will be producing batteries which will charge themselves in seconds. So why apple cant? Better to say, why all companies say they cant if they simply dont care?

  2. The saying by Steve Jobs “it just works” No longer applies. Rather “it just DOESN’T work” is more the catch cry. I have not upgraded my iphone 5s and have stayed with ios 8.4.1. I will not be upgrading due to the declined of the reliability of apple software designers

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