Apple releases iOS 10.3.1: See what's included in the new update

Apple is rolling out a new OTA update for all iOS 10 users. Arriving as version 10.3.1, the latest patch isn't a substantial one like iOS 10.3 which introduced important new features such as Find My AirPods, the Apple File System, and enhancements to Siri. Instead, the patch note simply states that “iOS 10.3.1 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.” 

Despite this laconic description from Cupertino, a closer look at the company's security page does shed some light on some of the content of the new update. A Wi-Fi flaw that was reported by Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero has been fixed. Apparently, this vulnerability could have allowed "an attacker within range" to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip of your phone or tablet.

10.3.1 is available as a free OTA update for anyone on iOS10, while you can also download it by connecting your device to iTunes. It weighs in at less than 30MB, so a Wi-Fi connection isn't really all that necessary.

source: Apple via MacRumors



3. mikehunta727 unregistered

This update fixed a crucial wifi exploit that could be used

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Small, but needed update.

2. addisbad

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 03, 2014

@phonehome you should probably get a samsung in that case. They always listen to what the customer wants and always makes it a point to make improvements in the next update and always in the next flagship.

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Still using 6S on 9.1. One reason (though maybe a stupid one) is how plain-looking the text message interface has become with iOS 10. Another is no more 'videos' app - with the replacement 'TV' app automatically putting video in horizontal view (teasing on the eyes when not requesting such as did by tilting the handset). Another negative is no clock when using many apps in horizontal position. Then of course there is diminished battery life and storage space with the upgrade. Really wish Apple (and of course so many other companies regardless of industry) would listen to customer concerns even if no threat of a lawsuit...grrr

4. libra89

Posts: 2356; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I agree about battery life and the text message interface. I'm not a fan of the text message look on my SE. I also don't care for stickers either. I tried iOS 10 in September when it had all of these issues and I rolled back while I could do so. No regrets.

6. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Another thing is the Music app. The interface is just crap.

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