iOS 9.3.2 for iPad Pro 9.7 is back: no longer bricks devices, fixes the ones that were affected

A bit more than a couple of weeks ago, Apple launched the iOS 9.3.2 update — a patch devoid of new features, but full of security improvements and bug fixes. Unfortunately, it also had the power to turn the brand-new iPad Pro 9.7 into a glorified paperweight in just a few swift moments. After numerous reports of the issue, Apple acknowledged it and pulled the 9.3.2 update, while suggesting that anyone affected should bring their iPad Pro to the nearest Apple Store for help.

Well, iOS 9.3.2 is back with a vengeance. Not only is the update available for the iPad Pro 9.7 again, it will also help you un-brick your tablet, if you haven't gotten around bringing it to the Apple Store yet. In order to breathe life back into your iPad-gone-cutting-board, you'll need to download the update via iTunes on your computer and connect the tablet via USB, then update through iTunes.

If you were cautious enough and didn't happen to update to 9.3.2, you can now get the new patch over the air. Presumably, it shouldn't turn your iPad Pro 9.7 into a useless slab this time around.

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iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9X, Dual-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 7306 mAh



1. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Good that they fixed it, still would have thought they tested it before release though, given they release to locked hardware.

13. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

There were no problems with 9.3.2 PB on iPad Pro. Or at least nobody complained.

14. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Apple releases iOS 9.3.3 developer beta 2 including first 9.7-inch iPad Pro version + watchOS 2.2.2 beta 1 iOS 9.3.3 beta 2is identified as build 13G21. The second beta of OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 is build 15G12a. tvOS 9.2.2's second beta carries build 13Y816. And finally, watchOS 2.2.2 beta 2 is identified as build 13V601.

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Nice, good job Apple.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

That took awfully long, good that they fixed it but it shouldn't happen in the first place

5. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Could have been an update that had to pass through the carriers first, in which case it would have taken 6 months or more.

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

After sales services are really terrible taking that long time to fix this serious issue.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Good news. Glad those affected will see relief.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome. Now I can download it for my iPad Pro. Moving forward, I hope Apple checks through their software releases much more thoroughly than they have in the past, to avoid problems like this. Here's to hoping they do.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

MG, how do you like the Pro? I have strong interest in one, but my Air 2 is too good to justify the extra money it'll cost.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

I have the Pro 9.7 inch, and I have to say, I absolutely love it. I love the addition of the 12 meg camera with flash, love the multitasking, love the extra power, and despite what some may think, I like iOS. I actually prefer it over Android, I just happen to prefer the hardware that comes along with certain Android devices. I may not like some of Apples business practices (they have gotten better under Cook, though), and I can't bring myself to use an iPhone as one of my daily drivers until Apple gets it together with better hardware and less software issues, but I really like the Pro. It's a great multimedia device, and I love how many apps are optimized for it. I still have my Air 2 also, but it's taken a backseat to my Pro. But you're right, the better camera and extra power isn't enough to justify paying the extra money if you have the Air 2. The Air 2 is still a very capable device. I got the Pro because I upgraded an Android tablet that I had, but wasn't using. I got my iPads and Android tablet from T-Mobile.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very good post bro, appreciate the response. Always a pleasure. +1

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thanks, darkk. Anytime. And yes, it's always a pleasure.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't have a pro, or the new 9.7, but I'm not downloading anymore 9.X updates. I'll wait for 10. I just don't trust Apples 9.X.

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