10 Things to Know About the iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1 Update

Apple recently released its 5s 9.3.1 bringing a key fix to 9.3 users and tons of features to everyone else. With that in mind, we want to take a look at the most important things to know about the 5s iOS 9.3.1 as we push away from its release date.

In January, Apple confirmed an iOS 9.3 for the iPhone 5s with a beta release for developers. In March, Apple took iOS 9.3 out of beta and released it to iPhone, iPad and iPad owners around the world.

The iOS 9.3 update delivered new features and enhancements but it also brought some problems including one that forced it to roll out an iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1 update shortly after the release.

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The iOS 9.3 update is no longer the most up-to-date version of iOS 9. That honor belongs to the iOS 9.3.1 update which brings a fix for a web link crashing bug. For iOS 9.3 users, iOS 9.3.1 features a single bug fix. For everyone else, it’s much larger thanks to iOS 9.3.

This roundup is going to help you get familiar with the iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1 update. It offers feedback about the iPhone 5s update’s performance, details about the iOS 9.3 jailbreak, tips for iPhone 5s users, and a look at iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1 problems.

iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1 Performance

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Now that we’re moving away from the iOS 9.3.1 release date, we want to share some thoughts about the iPhone 5s update’s performance. 

We’ve managed to get some limited hands-on time with an AT&T model and we want to share our thoughts, and the feedback with others, with you today. 

We’ve learned that the iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1 update isn’t much different than the iOS 9.3 update. Battery life is very solid, connectivity is still strong, and the iPhone 5s is still pretty fast for a phone that’s almost three years old. 

This lines up with what we’re hearing and seeing from other iPhone 5s users. In fact, some users are saying that iOS 9.3.1 is a little bit better than iOS 9.2.1 from a UI speed standpoint. 

At this point, iOS 9.3.1’s performance is looking good. If you’re coming from iOS 9.2.1 or iOS 9.3, you’ll definitely want to consider upgrading.

If you’re coming from iOS 8, we recommend waiting a few more days for some long term feedback to emerge. Remember, once you make the jump, there’s no going back. 

If you need additional feedback about iOS 9..13 and its merits, please take a look at our reasons to and not to install iOS 9.3 right now. 

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