iOS 9.3.5 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know
To address lingering iOS 9 problems, Apple’s pushed a series of iOS 9 upgrades including the recent iOS 9.3.4 update and the new iOS 9.3.5 release for all devices capable of running the company’s iOS 9 operating system.
iOS 9.3.5 is focused on three important security updates but its also brought a collection of problems to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners.
Today we want to touch on the current state of iOS 9.3.5 problems for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and provide you with the most important information you need to know about them ahead of the next iOS update.
This roundup includes a look at fixes for iOS 9.3.5 problems, places to find feedback about your specific update, how to downgrade to an older version of iOS 9.3, and a look at how long you might have to wait for the next update from Apple.
iOS 9.3.5 Problems
iOS 9.3.5 is a small update for iOS 9 users with a short list of patches for some serious exploits. It’s much bigger (thanks to iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.1, iOS 9.3.2, and iOS 9.3.3) if you’re coming from something older than iOS 9.3.4.
While the iOS 9.3.5 update is working fine for some users, others are already running into trouble after download
ing and installing Apple’s latest upgrade.
iOS 9.3.5 users are complaining about issues with Bluetooth, battery life, random reboots (we’ve seen one on the iPhone 5), Wi-Fi, problems with Apple Music, issues with Touch ID, problems syncing photo albums, installation issues, and more.
Latest iOS update (9.3.5) is sucking battery like a thirsty camel.
— Charlie Pratt (@charlesrpratt) August 28, 2016
hey @NianticLab Pokémon Go v1.5.0 on iOS 9.3.5 just sapped 8% of my battery in 10 minutes. battery saver on. no other apps running in bckgrd
— Nuclear_Saturday (@t0t3z3m0s5h) August 29, 2016
Convinced that the battery drain I'm having with iOS (now 9.3.5) isn't a bad battery, as it happens with the battery case as well.
— Matt McMillion (@matt_mcmillion) August 28, 2016
Anyone noticing major battery drain after the new iOS 9.3.5 update?
— Andrew Gabriel (@Andrewnag) August 28, 2016
So the news is, phone works but the home button isn't feeling well 😷 Touch ID is invariably gone, software issue with wifi. Thanks iOS 9.3.5
— elisabeth maybe (@dad_patrol) August 28, 2016
The iOS 9.3.5 update Apple released yesterday is important to install but it seems to have broken Bluetooth audio with my Citroen C4
— Nibs (@nibsuk) August 26, 2016
We expect complaints to continue as more people discover the iOS 9.3.5 update lurking on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
This is precisely why we recommend taking a few steps to prepare yourself, and your device, for iOS 9.3.5. A little prep work will go a long way toward preventing problems.
Make sure to keep an eye out for iOS 9.3.5 problems, particularly if you’re moving to the update on an older device. Older devices have a tendency to act up after new software is installed.
Where to Find Feedback About iOS 9.3.5
It’s important for everyone, those who have already upgraded to iOS 9.3.5 and those who haven’t, to keep an eye on feedback about the update’s performance.
As we push deeper into the summer, you’ll want to dig for feedback about performance on your device, particularly if you’re coming from something older than iOS 9.2.1 and/or using an older device like the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4s.
So where will you find this feedback about iOS 9.3.5 performance and potential problems? Well, you can start here.
We’ve put together some reasons to and not to install the iOS 9.3.5 update right now. If you’re on the fence, start there.
We’ve put together our initial impressions of several updates. The list includes the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, and iPad. Those roundups will give you some insight into potential problems, and benefits, of the iOS 9.3.5 update.
If those aren’t enough, we recommend keeping an eye on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, social media sites like Twitter/Facebook, and the MacRumors forums for additional feedback about the iOS 9.3.5 update.
This feedback will alert you to potential issues and also, potential benefits.
How to Fix iOS 9.3.5 Problems
If you’ve run into an iOS 9.3.5 problem on your device, there’s no need to panic. There’s a good chance there’s a fix out there for your issue.
If an iOS 9 problem problem pops up on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, start with our list of fixes for common iOS 9 issues.
Our list features fixes for the most common iOS 9 problems including abnormal battery drain, Wi-Fi issues, and problems with Bluetooth.
If you run into iOS 9.3.5 activation problems you’ll want to consult Apple’s support document because it comes with a potential fix.
If you can’t find a fix there, you should head on over to Apple’s discussion forums for iPhone, iPad, Apple Music, and more. There, you’ll find a library of fixes and a helpful community that can and will point you in the right direction.
If you can’t find a fix online, you can get in contact with Apple Support via Twitter or schedule an appointment to see a Genius at an Apple Store.
You Can Downgrade to iOS 9.3.4
Apple is currently signing off on the iOS 9.3.4 update which means you can drop back down to the iOS 9.3.4 update in an effort to improve performance.
Of course, there’s no guarantee that it will but it’s a last resort if you simply can’t stand your device with iOS 9.3.5 on board.
If you need help, take a look at our iOS 9 downgrade walkthrough. It’ll help you drop down to the iOS 9.3.4 update in minutes.
Those of you running into iOS 9.3.5 problems are on your own. For a few more weeks.
We aren’t sure when Apple’s next iOS update will roll out. Nothing is confirmed but there’s a good chance iOS 9.3.5 will be the last iOS 9 update Apple pushes out to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
If that’s true, you could be waiting until mid-September for the next batch of bug fixes.
Apple’s iOS 10 update is confirmed and it will be rolling out sometime this fall. With an iPhone 7 launch now confirmed for September 7th, we expect iOS 10 to roll out a few days after that, probably in mid-September.
If you want to get a feel for the new operating system and its performance, you can try out iOS 10 right now thanks to a beta for developers and the general public.
Before you move from iOS 9.3.5 to iOS 10 beta, note that iOS 10 beta is an early version of the software and it’s riddled with bugs. It’s not a good alternative to iOS 9.3.5.
We’ll keep you posted on Apple’s future plans for iOS 9 but we wouldn’t be surprised if this is it for iOS 9 and some of Apple’s aging devices.
The iPhone 4s, the iPad 2 and others will be left behind on iOS 9.
4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 9.3.5 & 5 Reasons You Should
Install iOS 9.3.5 If You Want to Improve Your Security1 / 9
Apple recommends iOS 9.3.5 for all iPhone and iPad users. Here’s why.
The iOS 9.3.5 update delivers three security patches that take care of serious security problems that expose calls, contacts, texts, and emails. If you value your privacy, and you should, it would be a good idea to move to the iOS 9.3.5 update right now.
If you failed to make the move to Apple’s iOS 9.3.3 or iOS 9.3.4 update, you’ll also get their security patches with iOS 9.3.5.
iOS 9.3.4 patches up an exploit discovered by iOS jailbreak developers. The iOS 9.3.3 update brings several patches for potential security risks and these are going to be important if you store sensitive data on your device.
Apple’s website lists 26 patches for potential security issues. This is a huge number, particularly for an update of this size.
If you skipped the iOS 9.3.2 update, iOS 9.3.1 update or iOS 9.3 update, you’ll get a lot more than the patches listed above.
If you value your security and privacy, you’ll want to think about installing the iOS 9.3.5 update on your device(s) today.