Following several weeks of testing and after released four betas, Apple has finally launched the iOS 10.3.2 to the public. This update has come six weeks after the major update of iOS 10.3 that introduced features like Find My AirPod, Apple File System, etc.
iOS 10.3.2 will be available for free to all users with a compatible device including users of iPhone in India. It can be installed directly on the iOS devices or using iTunes on a Mac or PC. It appears that the latest update focuses mainly on fixing the previously common bugs, security enhancements, and few other minor OS developments.
In many regards, it’s an important update due to safety and performance enhancements. However, we hear of some problems with iOS 10.3.2.
Battery drain, in particular, has been the most common complaint yet. People have been complaining across both social media and the official Apple Support Communities about the sudden degradation of battery life after upgrading to the latest version.
There have been reports of users where they have observed extreme battery drain. Around 10 to 20% battery is getting consumed after minutes of unplugging after a full charge. Phone are also getting switched off even with up to 40% battery remaining. This is also happening with a new battery on iPhone 6 as well. Some users have tried the factory reset, but the problem persists.
The bug has been mostly seen to be affecting iPhones; iPad or iPod Touch users haven’t been complaining about the battery drainage problems.
Twitter ran a poll recently about the bug where 78% of 32 respondents claimed to have been affected by the problem, but currently, there’s no way of knowing whether or not it is widespread. So you can stay calm for now and still try out the new update if you are facing problems with your current one.
There’s also some good news. Some users who aren’t affected by the bug, it seems have found an improvement in battery life with the iOS 10.3.2.
Several users have made such a claim, which has been backed up by a new test video from prolific iOS benchmarker iAppleBytes. In the video, iOS 10.3.2 has been pitted against iOS 10.3.1 on an iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S and found out that three of the four models reported slight, but consistent battery life improvements.
So, all in all, we’d still recommend you to upgrade your device to iOS 10.3.2 since it’s an important update that patches some security flaws. Most of these are now public knowledge following the release and make them far more dangerous now.
Nevertheless, we understand if you are still wary of updating. After all battery life is one of the most important factors for most iPhone users. But if you do finally choose to hold off upgrading, be extra vigilant about the security risks.
There’s another reason why it’s advisable to upgrade your device to the latest update. It’s because the next update of iOS 10.3.3 is also on its way which promises to fix all bugs of the previous version.
Apple has released the second beta for iOS 10.3.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. While the first beta only included wallpapers for 12.9- inch iPad Pro without any visible changes, this one seems promising.
iOS 10.3.3 beta 2 is currently only available only for registered developers. There’s also a public beta available for you to try out. You may be able to get it in a couple of days.
It is evident that the Apple is saving the major new features for iOS in the iOS 11 version. With recent reports, we expect to see it be introduced at WWDC on June 5. The rumoured features that will include in the update are: Apple Pay peer-to-peer payments, group FaceTime, new Siri enhancements, changes to the Apple Music app, and more.
So, while we wait for the future iOS versions, let’s come back to the version that we have available for us right now. iOS 10.3.2 implicates to have particular problems regarding the battery life of your device, but you should still install it on your iPhone in India if you want to keep your device secured. Besides the iOS 10.3.3 is also not far away to fix the battery bug.