Apple has introduced a system software update for the operating system on all recent iPad and iPhone models. Among other changes, this removes an issue introduced by the previous version which prevented devices running iOS 9.3.1 from accessing the contents of flash drives attached to the Lightning connector.
Before this bug was fixed, when the SanDisk iXpand, Lexar JumpDrive C20i, and similar accessories were attached to an Apple tablet or phone, the iOS device would recognize that a flash drive had been connected and open its associated application, but wouldn’t be able to read the contents of the drive.
Anyone experiencing this iPad flash drive bug is strongly encouraged to install iOS 9.3.2.
Also in iOS 9.3.2
According to Apple’s official changelog, other changes in this update include:
iOS 9.3.2 fixes bugs and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad. This update:
* Fixes an issue where some Bluetooth accessories could experience audio quality issues when paired to the iPhone SE
* Fixes an issue where looking up dictionary definitions could fail
* Addresses an issue that prevented typing email addresses when using the Japanese Kana keyboard in Mail and Messages
* Fixes an issue for VoiceOver users using the Alex voice, where the device switches to a different voice to announce punctuation or spaces
* Fixes an issue that prevented MDM servers from installing Custom B2B apps
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:
This upgrade can be installed by going to Settings > General > Software Update, or by connecting the iPad to a PC running iTunes. iOS 9.3.2 is available free.