iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1 Update: 9 Things to Know After a Month
Its been a month since the iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1 update’s release . With that in mind, we want to take a look at the most important things to know about the iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1 update as we cruise into the month of May.
In January, Apple confirmed an iOS 9.3 update 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 Apple to roll out an iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1 update.
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 will provide you with 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, a look at current iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1 problems, and more.
iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1 Review: A Month Later1 / 9
Now that we’re a month removed 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 aging AT&T iPhone 5s model.
After four weeks of use, the iPhone 5s is still performing at a high level in key areas like battery life, connectiity, and speed.
We haven’t noticed any abnormal battery drain during regular use and we don’t expect that to change. If you are dealing with poor battery life, be sure to check out our list of fixes.
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, ISPs, and Bluetooth devices.
The iPhone 5s in our possession is also pretty fast with the iOS 9.3.1 update on board. There’s still a little bit of sluggishness when using Control Center but that’s the only noticeable UI lag we’ve seen.
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.
As we head into May, iOS 9.3.1’s performance is still looking very good. If you’re coming from iOS 9.3 you’ll definitely want to consider upgrading. It comes with an essential bug fix.
If you’re coming from something older, it’s a total judgement call. Dig into feedback and features and decide if the upgrade is worth it for you and your device.
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.