Apple has released a minor update for its iOS version 10.3. Now iOS 10.3.1 has been released which has something new features that was not provided in 10.3. This new version is recommended for almost every users of iOS.
But do you think that Apple’s latest version will work for you? Let us see what this new version offers to iOS user.
Well this update arrived few weeks ago which will work for iPhone, iPad and iPod. However Apple has recently launched two new version of iOS 10.3 which is iOS 10.3.1 and 10.3.2. iOS 10.3.2 is not yet released as it is in beta testing and no date is fixed for its release.
The new version is now available easily for every iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Though this release is not as big as its predecessors but still it is an important update that comes with bug fixes and security patches and can increase the overall performance of the device.
This update of the software can be easily downloaded via over-the-air by Settings > General > Software Update.
Not only the new update fixes any bug but it also brings support for all 32-bit devices such as iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C. All these things can really make an iPhone user to experience better with their new device with latest version of iOS. Keeping all these things in mind, you should know some more features of this latest version right now.
Though it does not seems to get everything in this new update but yes, users can get some extra things which they have not got in the previous versions. Still many things are there which can make user better experience, will get some UI changes along with some new features that has never seen before. Some of the latest features which users will get after updating to iOS 10.3.1 are:
- iCloud analytics opt-in feature
- Siri and CarPlay improvements
- Hourly forecast in Maps
- Apple file system
- Find my AirPods
- Has the option to change App icons
- Podcast widgets
- User will get Chinese and Japanese keyboards that will help users to type easy
- Map app changes
As it is mentioned earlier that iOS 10.3.1 supports 32-bit devices like iPhone 5 and later, it also supports iPad 4th generation and later along with iPod’s 6th generation and later.
What is new in iOS 10.3.1 Update?
The iOS 10.3.1 update comes with some bug fixes and security patches which completely means that it is a maintenance update. As the earlier version 10.3 showed problems on iPhone 5C, so to fix such issue, Apple has released the new version. All the 32-bit phones launched by Apple showed the problem and this problem is not with any other device like iPhone 5S because it has 64-bit processor.
Still this new update will give you a bunch of extra features because of iOS 10.3. If you don’t know much about iOS 10 then we recommend to take a look to iOS 10 so that you can know about features before you install 10.3.1.
Previously you might have read that Apple was dropping its support for 32-bit apps. Well if you have 32-bit support phone then you will get a pop-up when 32-bit app is opened stating: “This app will not work with future versions of iOS. The developer needs to update this app to improve its compatibility.” But now it is in news that Apple will support all 32-bit devices in the new version of iOS 10.3.2 that is in beta testing.
Since the new version is released, many iOS users has already updated their devices which are iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 5S etc. In a security notes from Apple stated that iOS 10.3.1 is able to fix Wi-Fi flaw which is reported by Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero.
“iOS devices running software before iOS 10.3.1 may have allowed an attacker within range to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip.”
“A stack buffer overflow was addressed through improved input validation.”
One of the main reason for releasing update for iOS 10.3 is to just change some work which Apple has done before. Many iPhone users have already faced problems with their devices so its little bit change that has been applied which iOS 10.3 has failed to do. Though there is no clear information which security bugs it fixes as till now there is no update from Apple.
But this change is for repairing any type of security bugs and a relief for users who have come across several problems with their older devices. All in whole, the main purpose for this update is to make users believe that there are possibility to fix any type of security issues and at the same time can have much better experience with their devices.
iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak
This is also important to know that those users who have jailbroken, this new update is not for them. Till now the developers of jailbreak have not yet released a jailbreak tool for iOS 10.3 or iOS 10.2.1, so it worth thinking for iOS 10.3.1 now or in future.
Should you install iOS 10.3.1?
This minor update is for all iOS users and if you already have updated to iOS 10.3 then definitely it is for you as it works in iOS 10 operating system. It will directly come to such users and those who are using iPhone 7, they can download the update which is almost 30 MB.
Though it will take some time to finish the download process but it will completely make your device a unique look and faster experience. Many users have already downloaded and experienced little bit slow in the process but it differs in every phones. In fact if you are coming from iOS 10.3 or its older version then this new update will much bigger. But it is recommended that before updating, just be sure to monitor the installation for at least 30 minutes as this will guide you completely.
Know about how to update your iOS software on your iPhone, iPad or iPod here:
iOS 10.3.1 problems
Though it’s a small update from Apple to iOS users but it has started showing problems. The problem is seen in iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The main problem which are faced by users are the battery life of phone, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, some random reboots, third party app and many other.
Still if you are facing trouble after downloading iOS 10.3.1 update then you should look for common iOS 10 problems and its fixes. Even you can take a look at fix battery backup in iOS 10 when you have such problem. And if you are facing issue in the performance of your device than look at methods to speed up slow iOS 10, 10.1 on iPhone/iPad.
Note: It is for every users who wants to update their device with new version. There is no option to downgrade from iOS 10.3.1 if facing any kind performance issue. Apple is not providing such feature now and it completely means you are now immovable from iOS 10.3.1. This will continue until any official announcement is done by Apple or a new update comes.
All in whole, Apple has launched its new version which seems to work better from all older updates. iOS 10.3.1 is not very much exciting but still it can make you impressive. If you have any type of security issue then this update is for you as it easily repairs all bugs or security patches and this is a relief for many users. This is a complete way to make your data secure and it can work excellently for all iDevices. Though it showed some problems but it is expected that it can address the Wi-Fi and battery bugs soon.