Apple has released a new version of its iOS 9.3 software to tackle problems experienced by owners of older Apple kit.
The company was forced to pull the update a week after it was launched, in the wake of a string of complaints that it caused iPhones and iPads to stop working altogether.
An activation lock problem was widely reported by users of the iPhone 5s or older and early versions of the iPad.
Users were asked to enter their Apple ID information when activating the software, only to be told their details were not accepted and that their handset or tablet could not be accessed.
This led Apple to pull iOS 9.3 for older models while it worked on a fix. The new version of the operating system is available now over–the–air and via iTunes and should work fine on older iPhones and iPads.
iOS 9.3 features a series of major tweaks to Apple’s mobile platform, including a new Night Shift mode for switching the screen’s light from blue to yellow after dark. This is intended to limit the impact of late-night phone use on sleep patterns.
Improvements have also been made to the native News and Health apps.
We walk you through the iOS 9.3 installation process here.
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