Should I install the iOS 9.3.2 Update?

Updated April 21st, 2020.

The latest iOS is 13.5.1, released Monday June 1st, 2020. If you've installed iOS 13 already you should get the update to 13.5. This is an important security fix. Apple also released iPadOS 13.5.1 June 1st, 2020. If you have an iPhone that can't go past iOS 12, get the 12.4.7 update, released Tuesday, May 20th, 2020.


Easy answer: yes, unless you are thinking of updating an iPad Pro 9.7 inch. In that case, don’t. The iPad Pro 9.7 inch can, in some cases, become “bricked” (completely unresponsive) when the 9.3.2 update is applied.

UPDATE:Apple has recognized the problem and for now the highest available iOS version for the iPad Pro 9.7 inch is 9.3.1. If you try to get 9.3.2 on an iPad Pro 9.7 inch you’ll be told that 9.3.1 is the highest version available. For now.

UPDATE #2: Apple has released a revised 9.3.2 for the iPad Pro 9.7 inch. They’ve included complete instructions, even addressing the “Error 56” problem.

You may be wondering what’s new in 9.3.2, compared to 9.3.1. As with most small updates it’s security improvements and bug fixes. You can read all about it on Apple’s site and it won’t take long as there are only five bug fixes listed.

I recommend you install the 9.3.2 update “over the air” which means you go to Settings, General, and Software Update. Do it when your device is plugged in (charging) and connected to WiFi.


Wondering whether to update your Mac? See this article about updating to 10.11.6.

If you have other questions, contact me. Use the form on my Contact page.

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  1. Yes, the iOS 9.3.2 has emerged with some issues lately as heard in different blogs. I think they are already working on this and its better to wait till the issue has been resolved.

    1. Hi Marty. I haven’t heard of any problems other than the ones with the iPad Pro 9.7 inch, and as you say, Apple knows about it and is working on a fix. Have you heard of other problems?

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