Apple Releases iOS 9.3.1: Should You Update?

5As part of the announcement, iPhone SE and smaller iPad Pro, iOS 9.3 was released last week of the month March. But in this version of iOS, some of the users noticed problems with the software after updating. Shortly after iOS 9.3 was released, a number of iPad and iPhone users found Safari, Mail, Messages, Notes, Chrome, other pre-installed and third-party apps would crash or freeze after tapping or long pressing on a web link. It is reported that most of the users affected were on iOS 9.3 and some customers on the earlier versions of iOS had also complained for crashing problems. The exact reason of this problem has not been discovered, but there is speculation that it is related to the Shared Web Credentials and Universal Links daemon that allows apps and websites to share user’s login credentials.

4The issue of bug had found in this version which causes iPhones to freeze up after clicking on any app links. The bug may trace back to Apple’s new Universal Links feature which has introduced with iOS 9 in the back of September. Universal Links was specially designed to allow mobile developers to connect URLs with specific mobile apps that lets users for tap a link with a website and allow them to open in the site’s mobile app. The issue was generally caused by third-party apps and the way of handle that is used by user for URLs within Apple’s Universal Links system. However, as detailed by mobile developer, If a developer accidentally clicked on too many URLs in the file iOS for downloads and to enable Universal Links, the app may crash under the excess bloat. No quick fix has been available for this issue, but shortly after the bug was publicized, Apple said that it was working on a fix and has made good on that promise in the iOS 9.3.1 update.

3On the demand of users, Apple released an update version of iOS 9 to fix an issue that made some apps like Mail and Safari unresponsive, and other cases which crashed them entirely while try to open some links. This version arrives just two days after the acknowledged of bug issue and pledged it will release soon to fix this issue. This problem was affecting not only iOS 9.3 users, but the users of older versions of Apple’s mobile OS as well. According to The Guardian, the system which allows application to claim certain or specific URLs and open the app instead of a browser that was overloaded due to some apps which are incorrectly formatting in the list of URL. This would send it into a constant loop, and freeze the phone. Last week, it had announced for the arrival of the iPhone SE, a 4-inch device which consist with most of the hardware thad had found in the 6s, and a smaller iPad Pro. It is designed to bridge the gap between laptop and tablet users.

On the arrival of latest version of iOS, it features with a few new features like Night Shift, which changes the screen colour temperature from blue to orange, and keeping notes secure using Touch ID. Night Shift feature can be scheduled automatically (including across time zones) and filter intensity levels and hews which can be customised. This icon has been added to the Control Center, which can be accessed easily by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. It changes the colour temperature of the phone’s display automatically when it’s dark outside. The later and darker it gets, the warmer the temperature. It uses the device’s clock and location to determine that when sunset, then it automatically shifts the colours to the warmer end of the spectrum. The update focuses on security, sleeping patterns and education. For getting more details about this version of apple you can go through with this link –

1Apple’s update presumably allows Universal Links to handle larger file sizes. If you recently updated your iPhone or iPad with iOS 9.3, you may have noticed that your devices behaves too much strange than before. Users took into social media to complain about annoying bugs in the software, such as their phones crashing after clicking on links in Mail and Safari.

Since iOS 9.3 launched on March 21, Apple has released iOS 9.3.1 to the public for marking the first update to iOS 9. iOS 9.3.1 comes just over a week after the launching of iOS 9.3 and likely brings a fix solution for a significant web link crashing issue that has been affecting on many iOS users. This version of iOS is available as an over-the-air update for all iOS 9 users and can also be downloaded through iTunes. iOS 9.3.1 is the seventh updated version of iOS 9, following iOS 9.0.1, iOS 9.0.2, iOS 9.1, iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, and iOS 9.3. This version of iOS can be easily accessible from the General menu in Settings. As a part of iOS 9.3, Users took to social media to complain about annoying bugs in the software including their phones crashing after clicking on the links in Mail and Safari. Apple has released an update for the problem of iOS 9.3.1 which is accessible from the General menu in Settings. The new version update iOS 9.3.1 can be found by going into Settings > General > Software Updates or by connecting it to your Mac or PC to updated via iTunes.

Features of of iOS 9.3.1 are as follows:-

  • Apple’s iOS 9.3 caused multiple bugs that caused phones to crash which has fixed with the help of this version.
  • Fix iPhone freezing up after tapping on links.
  • Solve the problem of links crashing apps and phones
  • Reduce the possiblity of app frozen when links in Mail, Safari and other apps were pressed
  • It solved all the problem which are caused by iOS 93 and earlier version.


  • New security feature means Notes can be password or fingerprint protected.
  • Night Shift mode changes colour temperature before bed time.
  • In News the articles in ‘For You’ are now better tailored to particular interests.
  • Users can also now extract the full resolution photo from an unwanted Live Photo.
  • Pressured touches on apps, Quick Action, extended to a lot more stock apps.
  • Apple Health now allows Apple Watch Activity stats like exercise minutes, move calories and stand hours to be added to its dashboard.

Apple rolled out iOS 9.3 earlier the month of March. Some owners of iPhone 5S handsets and older reported that their handsets were locked to them after downloading iOS version 9, because this version required Apple’s ID and password which they had forgotten. In response of this problem, Apple released a second version of the software to update for older devices that allow users to skip the step of Apple ID login. Then users complained that a bug caused by the Universal Links feature made apps such as Safari, Mail and Messages to crash application. It usually happened after clicking on certain links that forced sites to open in apps other than Safari.


Apple advises people to back up their device to iTunes or iCloud, before any updation. Updating ‘over the air’

  1. Plug in the device to a power source.
  2. Tap Settings > General > Software Update
  3. Tap Download and Install.

Updates may download automatically if your device is connected to Wi-Fi and a power source.

Tap Install, or tap Later to install the update later. Before installing the update, people will need to enter a psscode. People who have free storage, but not enough to update over the air, can either update using iTunes or delete content from their device.

Updating using iTunes

2For those people who can’t update wirelessly, or those who want to update with iTunes, they should follow these steps:

  1. Install the latest version of iTunes on the computer.
  2. Plug in the device to the computer.
  3. In iTunes, select your device. In the Summary pane, click Check for Update.
  4. Click Download and Update.

If you want to update the latest version but don’t have enough free space to update using iTunes then you need to delete some content manually from your device.