Apple has not let their iOS users down, as the moment they found out about the iOS 9.3 Safari links problem they acknowledged this and got to work right away on a fix. Thankfully, the wait was not too long because iOS 9.3.1 has already been released and early indications look good.
Having said that, there are a small number of users claiming that the iOS 9.3.1 update has created new problems.
Before we take a closer look in to that, it’s worth noting that the majority of people that have download and installed this update report that the links issue is finally fixed, and are just happy that Apple was able to release this patch in quick time.
It’s certainly been an update to forget for Apple, as they also had to re-release new builds of iOS 9.3 for the iPad 2, as some of them were crashing.
We did hear reports that Spotlight had stopped working for some users, but it would seem that iOS 9.3.1 has also fixed this, which is good news.
What we do an irony is how clicking on the link for the update has actually crashed some peoples devices – you do have to see the funny side if this.
Some people have been complaining that the update is taking a long time to download, although only a small number of people seem to be experiencing this issue.
There have also been reports from some of our readers that iOS 9.3.1 actually bricked their iPhone 6s Plus. However, they should not use the term bricked, as this means there is no recovery, and since they were able to link to iTunes and download the 2.2 GB update file to get the handset working again, it was far from bricked.
Have you downloaded this latest release, if so has it caused any new issues for you?