10 Things to Know About the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.1 Update
Apple recently pushed out an iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.1 update that addresses a big problem with the iOS 9.3 update. With that in mind, we want to take a look at some things iPhone 5 users need to know about the iOS 9.3.1 release.
The iPhone 5 iOS 9.3 update was a milestone upgrade meaning it brought more than just a few bug fixes and security patches. It also brought new features and enhancements aimed at improving the overall iOS 9 experience.
The iOS 9.3 update was an exciting update but it wasn’t perfect. Apple’s latest iOS 9 upgrade arrived with some problems including a web link crashing bug that drove a number of iPhone 5 owners crazy. Fortunately, Apple’s fixed that issue with a new iOS 9.3 update dubbed iOS 9.3.1.
Apple recently pushed out an iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.1 update. For iOS 9.3 users, its change log features a single fix for that web link crashing bug. If you’re coming from something older than iOS 9.3, it’s a much larger update.
This guide rounds up the most important things to know, right now, about the iOS 9.3 and iOS 9.3.1 updates for the iPhone 5.
This guide features impressions of the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.1 update performance, details about the downgrade, and more.
iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.1 Impressions1 / 10
Last week, we download
ed the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.1 update. The update for the iPhone 5 is tiny and required only a few minutes to download
and install over a high-speed Wi-Fi network. We didn’t run into any installation issues.
We’ve been using the iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.1 update for a few days now and we’ve been looking at a few areas in particular. Our checklist includes battery life, UI speed, connectivity, app performance, and bugs. Here’s what we’ve found.
Battery life is excellent. We haven’t encountered any weird drain during our five days with the software on board. It’s holding up nicely and you really can’t ask for much more from a new update for an aging phone like the iPhone 5.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LTE (AT&T) are all performing at a high level with the iOS 9.3.1 update on board. We’ve tested the software and device with numerous routers, connections and Bluetooth devices and haven’t run into trouble. Yet.
We haven’t run into any experience-breaking bugs or app problems and the UI speed is about as fast as it was with iOS 9.2.1 on board. That is to say that we’ve encountered a bit of lag when opening certain apps and the Control Center but for the most part is fast and fluid.
As of right now, the iOS 9.3.1 update appears to be a solid upgrade for the aging iPhone 5. If you’re feeling leery about making the move, wait for more feedback to emerge.
You can also check out our list of reasons to, and not to, install the iOS 9.3 update. It could help you to one side of the fence or the other.