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Apple sends out revised iOS 9.3 update for those with older iPhones and iPads

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Apple sends out revised iOS 9.3 update for those with older iPhones and iPads
Yesterday, we told you that Apple had stopped sending out iOS 9.3 to iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units. The reason for the halt had to do with problems that developed since last Monday, when Apple first started pushing out the update. A large number of older iOS devices were in danger of getting bricked following the installation of the update, which forced Apple to stop disseminating the latest build of iOS. To be fair, the device owner would have to mistype or forget their password in order for the device to stop working.

Still, that means that there was a possibility that one's iPhone or iPad could end up as an expensive ornament on a desk. So Apple has developed a new version of the iOS 9.3 update that includes the necessary fix that will prevent affected devices from getting caught in an activation loop. The new version of the update does not require the iOS device owner to type in their password to download and install it. Affected devices include the Apple iPhone 5s and the Apple iPad Air 2 and older.

If you already have installed iOS 9.3 in an older iPhone or iPad, you need to sync the device with your PC, go to iTunes and install version 13E236 of the update. On the other hand, if you have one of the older devices and have yet to install the OTA version of the update, you can now do so without fear of bricking your phone or tablet.

source: Engadget

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posted on 25 Mar 2016, 11:32 1

1. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Nice to see a revised iOS 9.3
But Apple has finally fixed that lag?

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 11:55 2

2. AlikMalix (Posts: 5193; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


What lag? Adreno, you got to be more specific... I had a little lag when pulling the spotlight down - it's gone now. Is that what your talking about? My iPad 3 is faster than it was with iOS 9.2, and my 5s been smooth already - it's about the same.

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 12:18 2

5. Hoggington (Posts: 152; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


I have an iPad 3 as well. It so slooooow. Thank the maker for that hack to turn off animations.

Come on Alik... You gotta admit, our iPad3's are incredibly slow compared to even a Galaxy S4. iOS 7 ruined them. My iPad3 was so much fun and snappier when I got it ....with iOS6. 7,8,9 have been horrible for it. Though I must say, 9 is a bit faster than 7 or 8 was. Still so slow though.

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 13:19 1

10. oozz009 (Posts: 517; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Well the ipad 3 uses older hardware than the GS4 LOL. And by the way, in setings there is an option to disable animations ;)

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 15:57 1

11. vincelongman (Posts: 4150; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


For my iPad Mini 2, iOS 9-9.1 was horrible, constantly dropping frames, sometimes even below 30 fps
9.2 fixed most the performance issues, except recent apps was still terrible and constantly dropped frames
9.3 has finally fixed performance in the recent apps, although it still feels slower/less consistent than my Nexus 5, but it's very comparable now

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 12:35 2

6. bucky (Posts: 2470; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


He's saying that because it's an android staple. Trying to turn the tables lol

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 12:15 3

4. Ninetysix (Posts: 2340; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Yes it's fixed.

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 12:56 2

7. Wiencon (Posts: 1814; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


On Air there is no lag and animations are incredibly smooth but I regret af crippling it by getting rid of jailbreak :<
I hope Pangu doesn't disappoint

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 13:01 1

8. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11849; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I find it funny you mentioned lag with an avatar of the snapdragon logo.

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 11:57

3. moitkumar (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Aug 2015)


If you already installed ios 9.3 (13E233) and it's working fine on older devices, then there's no need to install the newer version.. As it says "your software is up to date".

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 13:16 2

9. oozz009 (Posts: 517; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Apple is speedy in resolving issues like always!

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 02:52

12. samgsam15 (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 May 2014)


I installed the update on my iPad Air and now its not accepting any Apple ID. Can someone help me out?

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 05:07

13. HTC_ONE_MAX (Posts: 150; Member since: 06 Feb 2015)


Previously i've receive notification that new update on my iPad mini is available but now both iPad mini and iPad 3 no longer receive IOS 9.3.

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