Apple has released an update for iOS 9.3, designed to fix an error that has caused apps to crash when users open web links.
iOS 9.3.1 is available to download and install now. It comes after Apple was flooded with complaints by users who said that apps including Safari, Chrome and Mail became unresponsive when they opened links within them.
It’s believed that at least some of the blame lies with Booking.com. The hotel booking service’s app was said to have overused Apple’s Universal Links system, which in turn meant iPhones and iPads were unable to handle links in other apps.
iOS 9.3 has had a rocky start to life. As well as issues with links, users of older iPhones and iPads found that they could not activate their devices after they installed the software. Apple issued a fix for the problem last week.
Despite this, analysis suggests that iOS 9.3 is Apple’s most stable software ever, with just 2.2% of apps crashing during its first week of availability.
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