iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1 Update: 10 Things to Know After 13 Days

Apple recently released its 5s 9.3.1 bringing a key fix to 9.3 users and tons of new features to everyone else. With that in mind, we want to take a look at the most important things to know about the 5s 9.3.1 at the two week mark.

In January, Apple confirmed an iOS 9.3 update for the 5s with a beta release for developers. In March, Apple took iOS 9.3 out of beta and released it to , 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 Apple to roll out an iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1 update.

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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.

This roundup is going to help you get familiar with the iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1 update. It provides updated feedback about the iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1 update’s performance, details about the iOS 9.3 jailbreak, tips for iPhone 5s users, and a look at current 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 hands-on time with an AT&T iPhone 5s model and we want to share our thoughts at the two week milestone. 

We’ve learned that the iOS 9.3.1 update’s performance isn’t much different than iOS 9.3’s performance. 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. 

We haven’t run into any experience-breaking bugs and we haven’t noticed any problems with Wi-Fi, AT&T’s network or Bluetooth. We’ve successfully paired the device and its update with several different routers and Bluetooth devices. 

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 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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