Apple has rolled out the second beta for iOS 10.3.2 to developers almost two weeks after it launched the iOS 10.3.2 beta. The company has also released the second beta versions for watchOS3.2 and tvOS 10.2.1.
What changes with the iOS 10.3.2 beta?
There are no details about what the new update contains, but it looks like more bug fixes and software improvements. The second beta version addresses the problems with third-party VPN apps. There is also a known error stating that Siri text responses “may be incomplete.” Any changes in the new watchOS and tvOS betas are unknown.
One significant thing that emerged is that the second beta appears to support 32-bit architecture, deviating from the original betas which lacked 32-bit support, notes 9to5Mac. So those who were worried about whether Apple will support 32-bit apps with the newer iOS updates can breathe a sigh of relief for now. However, rumors suggest that there will be no 32-bit support in iOS 11, which is expected to be launched later this year.
Those eligible to receive the beta version can access it in the Settings> General>Software Update. Thereafter, one can simply press “Download and Install,” and it will start working. It is suggested to download it while on Wi-Fi and also charge the phone while doing so.
As of now, the Cupertino-based company has not mentioned any specific date for the release of 10.3.2. For now, there are a few more tweaks expected in iOS 10.3.2 before it is rolled out to users. iOS 10.2.1 went through five beta versions before it was released to all users.
Apple iOS 10.3.1 is pretty reliable so far
Apple is working hard to come up with updated iOS versions. A few weeks ago, it released the 10.3 update, which was considered a major boost over 10.2. It included a range of new bug fixes which the earlier version lacked. At that time, Apple engineer Renaud Lienhart stated that the update included several changes for both the iPhone and iPad. Lienhart specifically pointed to performance as a major focus area, adding that the new version feels faster than the previous one.
Last week, the company launched the 10.3.1 update, which focused on security issues. Previous iOS devices included a flaw that could allow hackers to access them when within range of the Wi-Fi chip. However, with 10.3.1, Apple improved the input validation, and the issue was resolved.
Those who did not download the iOS 10.2 update can find all those patches in iOS 10.3.1. In iOS 10.2.1, there were 14 significant patches, which are also available in 10.3.1. Those who failed to upgrade to iOS 9.3.5 can also get all the fixes in iOS 10.3.1. These fixes are to resolve security issues related to calls, contacts, texts and emails.
Those who have downloaded the iOS 10.3.2 beta and do not want to continue with it can go back to iOS 10.3.1. However, these users will not have any option beyond 10.3.1. Both iOS 10.3 and 10.2.1 are closed now and cannot be accessed.