Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2016, 16:25
Category: iOS, News, Software
Following more than a week of uproar regarding the universal links bugs, Apple released iOS 9.3.1 on Thursday. The update looks to repair a web link crashing issue that has affecting many iOS 9 users.
The update is available as an over-the-air update for all iOS 9 users and it can also be downloaded through iTunes. 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.
While the exact underlying issue has yet to be discovered, 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.
If you’ve downloaded and installed the update to your iOS device and have any feedback to offer, please let us know about your experience in the comments.