Fix iOS 9.3 Problems On iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch


iOS 9.3 has some bugs and many users are experiencing issues after updating their iPhone, iPhone and iPod Touch to iOS 9.3. No doubt that iOS 9.3 comes with some awesome features such as Night Shift, Touch ID security for Notes, Apple Music and Nearby for CarPlay and more.

Common issues faced by users after installing iOS 9.3 update includes activation problems, device getting bricked after the update, Night Shift problems, reduced battery life and more.

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To solve the device activation issue Apple has temporarily pulled the iOS 9.3 update for older devices which includes Phone 4S, iPhone 5, 5C, and 5S , the iPad 2, the iPad Air and third and fourth gen- Retina iPads.

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Fix iOS 9.3 Problems On iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch 

1.  Night Shift Problems on iOS 9.3

The latest iOS 9.3 comes with a new Night Shift feature which helps you to sleep better. However, some users are complaining that they are unable to find the automatic Sunset to Sunrise option on their iPhone, iPad.

Before you go ahead, Night Shift feature is only available for the following device:

Sixth-generation iPod touch, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro.

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone, iPad

Tap Privacy and and then on the Location Services.

Enable the “Setting Time Zone” if disabled.

Go back to Night Shift settings and the Sunrise/Sunset options will be available.

Low Power Mode on iPhone, iPad disables Night Shift Mode on iPhone, iPad. However, you can still use Night Shift Mode along with Low Power Mode by asking Siri to turn on “Night Shift”.


2.  No iOS 9.3 Update Available 

iOS 9.3 update is available for free for all compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, but many users are unable to find iOS 9.3 update on their device.

To solve no iOS 9.3 update available try to download the update via iTunes on your Mac/PC. Make sure to install the latest update of iTunes on Mac/PC before trying to install the latest software update.

To check for the latest iOS update, launch iTunes, select your device and click “Summary” then “Check for Update”.

You can also wait for few days before installing the iOS 9.3 update on your device, Apple’s server may be under lot of pressure as millions of users are trying to install the latest update.

You may also get “Software Update Failed” Error Messages, make sure that your device is fully charged, there is enough space to install the update.


3.  iPhone, iPad Freezing While Updating To iOS 9.3 

If your iPhone, iPad is freezing while updating to iOS 9.3 you can try few things-

Restart iPhone 

Press and hold the sleep/wake button.

Slide the slider to turn off the iPhone while waiting for few seconds.

Press and hold the sleep/wake button again until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Restore iPhone

Open iTunes and connect your iPhone, iPad using USB cable.

Click on the iPhone icon.

Click on “Restore iPhone” in the “Summary section”

Choose to “back up” settings before restoring.

Now, click on Restore

Do Hard Reset

Hold down the Power button and the Home button simultaneously until the iPhone shuts down and restarts again.

By following the above steps iPhone, iPad freezing while updating to iOS 9.3 will be resolved.


4. Reduced Battery Life after iOS 9.3 Update 

Facing reduced battery life after iOS 9.3 update on iPhone, iPad? You are not the only one,  try to reset iPhone, iPad by pressing and holding the power and home buttons simultaneously for about 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears.


5. WiFi Issues After iOS 9.3 Update 

Many users are experiencing WiFi issues after iOS 9.3 update. Here’s possible fixes-

Reset Network Settings

Open “Settings”.

Tap on “General” and then on “Reset”.

Now, Click on “Reset Network Settings”.

Your device will reboot, try to connect to WiFi again.

Disable Wi-Fi Networking Services

Go and disable Wi-Fi Networking.

Go to “Settings”.

Tap on “Privacy”

Now, tap on “Location Services”

Choose “System Services”.

Turn Airplane Mode On/Off

Try to toggle Airplane mode on/off.

Go to the Settings >>  Turn ON the Airplane mode and turn it off.

If you are unable to fix iOS 9.3 issues on your iPhone, iPad downgrade iOS 9.3 to iOS 9.2.1.


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