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Apple’s on the bugfix prowl with new iOS 9.3.1 release

By some accounts, Apple’s iOS 9.3 release was one of its best-coded to date, giving users stable, reliable performance. And while that may be true for many users, it’s also been clear that this worry-free operation isn’t a universal occurrence, and we’ve seen a good number of reports detailing some pretty serious failures. First there were those multiple issues users were running into with getting iOS 9.3 installed in the first place, and while Apple was already making progress getting those ironed out, there was still the problem we’d heard about where users simply couldn’t tap on links in many key apps without their iOS devices crashing. Today Apple starts making those wrongs right as it release iOS 9.3.1.

That minor decimal-point update should clue you in to this release being a relatively minor change from iOS 9.3 itself, and that’s exactly what Apple’s notes support: the primary focus here is correcting that link-crash problem that had been affecting multiple apps.

Even if you haven’t seen this behavior pop up yet, there’s no telling just when you might find yourself among the affected, so get yourself ahead of the curve by installing iOS 9.3.1 as soon as you’re able. The very specific bugfix nature of this update also means that it’s a tiny one, weighing in just north of 35MB, so you’ve got little excuse for not pulling it down ASAP.

Source: 9to5 Mac

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