iOS 9.3.1 released to fix bug that causes issues on tapping links

iOS 9.3.1 released to fix bug that causes issues on tapping links

Just a week after announcing iOS 9.3, Apple has released iOS 9.3.1 as a bug fix update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new update fixes the bug that caused issues on tapping links in Safari and some other iOS apps.

Apple hasn’t provided a detailed changelog. But the update description precisely describes its motive and reads, “Fixes an issue that caused apps to be unresponsive after tapping on links in Safari and other apps.”

iOS 9.3.1 update

Apple’s iOS 9.3.1 update now live

A large number of iOS users reported the bug on Apple’s forums. It was majorly discovered after installing iOS 9.3 update last week. However, the problem was existed on some older versions of iOS 9 as well.

“Links work with the Gmail app,” a user wrote in a forum post. “Links work in Chrome but only with a long click to get the option to open in a new tab. It appears this has happened before with 9.2.1, but I could not find an answer that fixed the problem. I do not think it started until 24 hours after the update.”

It appears that the release of iOS 9.3 helped Apple discover the issue. But this actually emerged as an initial outcome of Universal Links that the Cupertino giant brought with the arrival of iOS 9 last year.

You can update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with the new iOS version right today. The update is designed for all the Apple devices that are compatible with iOS 9 and is available as a OTA release.

To download and install the update, you just need to visit ‘Software Update’ from ‘General’ settings menu on your iOS device. It’s just around 35MB in size on the iPhone 6s.

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