iPhone 6s iOS 9.3.1 Update: 10 Things to Know After a Month

The 6s 9.3.1 is still the most up-to-date version of 9 and today we want to take a look at the most important things 6s owners need to know about it a after its release.

In March, Apple released its long-awaited iPhone 6s 9.3 . The brought a number of new features to iPhone 6s users but it also brought problems.

In response to one of the more glaring iOS 9.3 problems, Apple released an iOS 9.3.1 update for the iPhone 6s and its other iOS 9 powered devices.


If you’re on iOS 9.2.1, and you check for an update on your iPhone 6s, you’re going to get a prompt to install the iOS 9.3.1 update.

If you already upgraded to iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.1 is small and includes one fix. If you’re coming from iOS 9.2.1 or older, iOS 9.3.1 will include everything that arrived with the iOS 9.3 update on March 21st. It’ll have even more on board if you’re coming from something older than that.

With the smoke around the iOS 9.3.1 release settled, we want to take a look at the important things to know right now about the iPhone 6s iOS 9.3.1 update.

This roundup includes an updated review of the update’s performance on the iPhone 6s, a look at iOS 9.3.1 problems, and some tips that will help you get the most out of your update.

iPhone 6 iOS 9.3.1 Review: A Later

1 / 10iPhone 6 iOS 9.3.1 Review: A Month Later

First, a quick note. If you’re coming from iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.1 is a small update, just a shade over 30MB for the iPhone 6s. It took us about seven minutes to download
and install. We didn’t run into any installation problems. Now, for performance at the one month milestone.

Battery life continues to hold up nicely after a month of continuous use. We haven’t noticed any abnormal drain and Apple’s flagship still keeps a solid charge when in use and when in standby.

If you are having problems with iPhone 6s battery life we recommend taking a look at our list of potential fixes. 

Wi-Fi, LTE and Bluetooth are all working fine a month in. We’ve tested the update and phone with several different routers, ISPs, and Bluetooth devices (speakers/headsets) and everything’s still working normally.

The iPhone 6s is fast with iOS 9.3.1 on board and all of our core applications are behaving normally. We obviously haven’t been able to test every app on the App Store so read reviews from iOS 9.3.1 users before you install updates. 

We haven’t run into an experience-breaking problems with our version of the iPhone 6s iOS 9.3.1 update though we continue to experience occasional random reboots. Plugging the device into a charger/laptop seems to fix the problem after it starts up.

We haven’t seen widespread complaints about random reboots so we’re assuming this is an isolated problem on our AT&T iPhone 6s. 

Aside from the reboots, iOS 9.3.1 has made a very good impression on our. If you’re on iOS 9.3, installing iOS 9.3.1 is a no-brainer. It wipes out a couple of extremely annoying problems.

If you’re on something older than iOS 9.3, you could opt wait a little longer for more iPhone 6s-specific long-term feedback to arrive or for the upcoming iOS 9.3.2 update.

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