Apple Releases iOS 9.3.1 With Fix for Web Link Crashing Bug

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    Apple today released iOS 9.3.1 to the public, marking the first update to iOS 9 since iOS 9.3 launched on March 21. iOS 9.3.1 comes just over a week after the launch of iOS 9.3 and likely brings a fix for a significant web link crashing issue that has been affecting many iOS users.

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    Today's iOS 9.3.1 release is available as an over-the-air update for all iOS 9 users and it can also be downloaded through iTunes. iOS 9.3.1 is the seventh update to 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.

    Shortly after iOS 9.3 was released, a number of iPhone and iPad users found Safari, Mail, Messages, Notes, Chrome and some other pre-installed and third-party apps would crash or freeze after tapping or long pressing on a web link. While most users affected were on iOS 9.3, some customers on earlier versions of iOS also complained of crashing problems.

    The exact underlying cause of the problem has not been discovered, but there is speculation that it is related to Universal Links and the Shared Web Credentials daemon, which allows apps and websites to share login credentials. No quick fix has been available, but shortly after the bug was publicized, Apple said it was working on a fix and has made good on that promise in the iOS 9.3.1 update.

    Any other changes found in the iOS 9.3.1 update will be listed below.

    Article Link: Apple Releases iOS 9.3.1 With Fix for Web Link Crashing Bug
     
  2. arnoz macrumors regular

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    I'll wait a couple days before installing that one...
     
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    Heres to hoping it also address battery life issues.
     
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    Yay for ANOTHER update for my two A5 devices!
     
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    Every day!
     
  8. Oblivious.Robot macrumors 6502a

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    So if am not experiencing any issues right now with 9.3, does it mean updating it to 9.3.1 will cause one? :p
     
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    I'd load it. This should fix the bug that let it happen in the first place (issue in iOS). Being serious.. :)
     
  10. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Once you started having the problem with links not working, there was a process that'd crash over and over. It's very likely this will fix the battery problems that came with it.
     
  11. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    Glad they are on it, but this really shouldn't happen with so many betas before general release.
     
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    No matter what anyone thinks about the bug in the first place you have to give some credit for acknowledging the issue and sending out a fix in a reasonable time.
     
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    I'm sure we'll hear about 'varying values of "reasonable"'. :)
     
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    From my experience, a restart after an update usually alleviates battery issues.
     
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    Haha, I know it's actually just 27.5mb for my 6 yet I couldn't resist making a joke :D.

    But you just never know what new thing might pop up! I'll do one tomorrow!
     
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    Geek bench score is actually quite better then 9.3
     
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    Looks like a dual-loadcycle (meaning: one load cycle to repair, then one to do a normal load).... If mine is normal...

    And the first link-activated web page in days...!
     
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    There was definitely battery drain. I even restored twice. Normally I have a long process to test battery life, and 9.3 failed without a doubt. No issues with any of 9.3 Betas, but the final was horrible. I had 30+ minutes per hours of additional background usage, with everything turned off.
     
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    It wouldn't have mattered if there were 100 betas, this issue was NOT present in the betas. They must have changed something between the last beta and the GM. Apple acknowledged there was an issue and released a patch. On Android, you'd be waiting months for a fix...
     
  21. IPPlanMan macrumors regular

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    Reasonable time? Is 6 days reasonable?

    By the way, an anonymous PR drone acknowledged the issue. I've yet to hear Tim or Craig make any kind of statement.
     
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    Dual-loadcycle in phone rebooting with the Logo and the progress line? All updates have 2 cycles.
     
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    No, I had two 'progess lines' cycles... I don't recall that normally, but I'm not glued to it normally... :)
     
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    Yes, two progress line cycles is normal for all updates. One is the install and the other is the reboot.
     

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