How to download and install iOS 9.3.2 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Check out the comprehensive guide to download and install the latest iOS 9.3.2 update via iTunes.

Apple has just released its highly-anticipated iOS 9.3.2 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch via over-the-air (OTA) as well as a standalone download in iTunes.

The new update brings a spate of bug fixes and security enhancements, which could come in handy if you have not yet jailbroken your iOS 9 device. It is imperative to note that there is no public version of jailbreak for iOS 9.3.2 at the moment.

If you missed the OTA update or cannot manually download it via iTunes for some reason, then you could make use of the following direct download links for manual installation:


iPhone 4S: iPhone4,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 5 GSM: iPhone5,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 5 GSM+CDMA: iPhone5,2_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 5s GSM: iPhone6,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 5s GSM+CDMA: iPhone6,2_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 5c GSM: iPhone5,3_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 5c GSM+CDMA:iPhone5,4_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 6 Plus: iPhone7,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 6: iPhone7,2_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 6s: iPhone8,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPhone 6s+: iPhone8,2_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPhone SE: iPhone8,4_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw


iPad 2 Wi-Fi: iPad2,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad 2 GSM: iPad2,2_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad 2 CDMA: iPad2,3_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad 2 New: iPad2,4_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad 3 Wi-Fi: iPad3,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad 3 CDMA: iPad3,2_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad 3 GSM: iPad3,3_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Mini Wi-Fi: iPad2,5_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Mini GSM: iPad2,6_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Mini CDMA: iPad2,7_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad 4 Wi-Fi: iPad3,4_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad 4 GSM: iPad3,5_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad 4 GSM_CDMA: iPad3,6_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Air Wi-Fi: iPad4,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Air Cellular: iPad4,2_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Mini 2 Wi-Fi: iPad4,4_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Mini 2 Cellular: iPad4,5_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Air China: iPad4,3_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Mini 2 China: iPad4,6_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi: iPad4,7_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Mini 3 Cellular: iPad4,8_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Mini 3 China: iPad4,9_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi: iPad5,3_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Air 2 Cellular: iPad5,4_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi: iPad5,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Mini 4 Cellular: iPad5,2_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Pro Wi-Fi: iPad6,7_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Pro Cellular: iPad6,8_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Pro 9.7 Wi-Fi: iPad6,3_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular: iPad6,4_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch

iPod touch 5G: iPod5,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

iPod touch 6G: iPod7,1_9.3.2_13F69_Restore.ipsw

Device compatibility

The new iOS 9.3.2 update is supported on the following devices:

  • iPhoneSE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone SE and iPhone 4s
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2
  • iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, Retina iPad mini, 1st gen iPad mini
  • 6th generation iPod touch, 5th generation iPod touch

Those who are unable to install the update via OTA for some reason can use the steps outlined below to install the same manually via iTunes.

How to install iOS 9.3.2 manually via iTunes

Step 1: Connect your iOS device to computer with an USB cable. Now, launch iTunes and let it detect your device.

Step 2: Hit the device button to the left of the iTunes Store button in the top right corner of the app.

Step 3: Then click "Check for Update" and let iTunes search for latest available updates. If the new update is available, it will be automatically downloaded and installed on your device.

Step 4:Alternatively, if the automatic update fails, just click on Download and Update button. If the iOS 9.3.2 update is not yet available via servers, you can still download the appropriate firmware file using the download links provided earlier.

Step 5: Skip this step if iOS 9.3.2 was available in Step 3 or 4.

Download the firmware file for your device from the given links (Note: the download file is around 2.0 GB depending on your device).

Note: If you're downloading the firmware file using Safari then ensure that auto unzip feature is disabled, else you can use Chrome or Firefox.

Verify the model number of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to download the appropriate file from the given links.

Once the file is downloaded, hold the Option key on Mac or the Shift key (Windows) and click "Check for Update". Ensure that you click on Check for Update button, and not the Restore iPhone button to avoid data loss and the hassle of setting up your device from scratch.

Step 6: Wait for the popup message informing you that iTunes will update your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to iOS 9.3.2 after verifying with the Apple server. Finally, click on the Update button and you will be redirected to the release notes page.

Step 7:Hit the Next button and then click the Agree button to view terms and conditions.

Step 8: Let iTunes download the firmware file and the download time could vary depending on your internet connection speed. Once the file is downloaded, let iTunes process and extract the files. Finally, the device will be prepared for the new update, ahead of the installation.

Step 9: Wait for a few minutes until the update is done, before you disconnect the device. Once your device is updated to iOS 9.3.2, it will reboot a couple of times for the changes to take effect. If the update is successful, a Hello screen should pop-up on the screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to setup your device for first use.

[Source: iPhone Hacks]