What Happened to Apple’s iOS 9.3.2

Issues with Apple’s iOS 9.3.2

While nearly every update that Apple puts out seems to offer something positive to those devoted to Apple. Unfortunately, according to iOS News the 9.3.2 update seems to be breaking the streak of useful updates put out by Apple. There were several issues with this update that had many people very concerned and worried.

iOS_9_3_2

This particular update had some documented issues with an error that would appear after downloading the update and restarting the device. This particular error is shown on the devices as ‘Error 56’ and is actually some sort of hardware error. The suggested fix for this particular error is to connect to iTunes. The problem occurs after doing what is recommended. When the phone is restarted after connecting to iTunes, the same error show up on the screen and unfortunately there is no known fix to this problem.

Before this issue occurred, the update was released to help fix several problems. These problems included some issues with Bluetooth devices. These issues included problems with audio quality. With the update, those who were experiencing these issues were not supposed to have continued problems.

There was also some reported discontinuity in regards to the update size that caused some confusion and concern. Each of the different Apple devices reported a different size for the update that seems to have no explanation as of yet. For example, those with an iPad 2 or a iPhone 6S are reporting an update size of about 50 to 80 MB which is about what most people expect when it comes to updates. But for others, like the iPhone 6, it can reach an amount of up to 1.6 GB which is very large. There seems to be little rhyme or reason for these very large differences for the exact same update.

Another part of the update was supposed to address several smaller issues that did not cause many problems among the greater Apple owner population. These problems included some failure problems where looking up some dictionary definitions would suddenly not work, an issue where some people were unable to type in email addresses when using a Japanese Kana keyboard and an ongoing issue that often prevented any MDM servers from installing any custom B2B apps.

Whatever goals Apple had when it put out the 9.3.2 update, there were plenty of issues that cropped up with it. Depending on what Apple device you have, this could even lead to your device not working. As of now, there does not seem to be any statements or information about these issues being released from Apple but hopefully that will be something coming from this major company very soon.

If you’re affected by this issue, here is an excerpt of solutions from Apple’s support document:

If you see one of the errors below, you might have a hardware issue:

  • 1, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16
  • 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 34, 35, 36, 37, 40, 56
  • 1002, 1004, 1011, 1012, 1014, 1667 1669

Here’s what to check:

  1. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.
  2. Check for issues with third-party security software.
  3. Make sure that your USB cable, computer, and network are reliable. Then try twice more to restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
  4. If you still see the error message, you can check for outdated or modified software or contact Apple Support.