iOS 9.3.1 fixes an issue that caused apps to be unresponsive after tapping on links in Safari and other apps
Apple releases iOS 9.3.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Today Apple introduced iOS 9.3.1 which is supposed to be an improved modification of iOS 9.3 and it is claimed to fix all the flaws of previously launched iOS 9.3. As you remember after they updated their firmware to iOS 9.3, the users of iDevices have come across the problems while tapping a long pressing on a web link on Mail, Safari, Messages, Chrome and some other third-party apps. In addition, the users of older iPhones and iPads underwent the activation problems. There was also a bricking issue for iPad2 leading Apple to pull iOS 9.3 for the device.
The guess on the possible reason is that it is somehow related to Universal links and the Shared Web Credentials daemon, which are used to share login credentials among apps and websites.
Apple has announced to be working on the imperfections of the new hardware and has released the next update. Thus, iOS 9.3.1 is a new update that fixes all the weak points of its predecessor.
How to update to iOS 9.3.1
Note #1: Devices updated to iOS 9.3.1 can not be restored to earlier versions of iOS.
Note #2: Do not tap the security information link in the update screen, that will crash the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch until this bug fix release has been installed.
Note #3: Do not forget to backup your device to iCloud wirelessly or to PC/Mac via iTunes before updating.
1. Updating iOS wirelessly
- Make sure that you have a Wi-Fi connection on your device.
- Connect your iDevice to a power supply so that the battery doesn’t drain during the update process.
- Open the “Settings” app and go to “General” and then to “Software Update”.
- When iOS 9.3.1 appears, tap on “Download and Install”.
- Agree to the terms & conditions and install the iOS update as usual.
2. Updating iOS using iTunes
- Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to PC or Mac using USB.
- Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
- Launch iTunes and select your device.
- Choose “Update” button.
In case you need iOS 9.3.1 *.ipsw firmware here is direct links.