iOS 9.3 riddled with Safari glitch, tapping on links slows down iPhones
A Safari glitch in iOS 9.3 is causing web links to crash the web browser. While Apple releases a new iOS 9.3 build for older iOS devices which now fixes the activation bug.
Following the high profile launch of the 4-inch iPhone SE, Apple also released the latest iOS 9.3 update after intense beta testing. Despite that, its appears the latest operating system is still riddled with problems.
Multiple reports now claim that both tapping and long pressing hyperlinks on Safari is crashing the browser on the latest iOS 9.3. In addition, Safari also locks-up when hyperlinks are opened from apps such as Mail, Notes,Messages and even social networks.
The exact cause of the issue is yet unknown. Apple told TechCrunch they're aware of the issue and will release a fix in a software update soon. You can check out the video of the glitch in the YouTube video below:
And now with Apple Support on Twitter, the iOS 9.3 Safari bug has led to a barrage of angry user complaints on Twitter. Check out some of them below:
Do not update to 9.3. Many bugs. #iphone (https://twitter.com/hashtag/iphone?src=hash)> #iOS— Max Graham (@MaxGraham) March 28, 2016
@AppleSupport (https://twitter.com/AppleSupport)> thanks Apple, your #iOS 9.3 update means URL links no longer work, wonderful. Don't you check software bugs before releasing?😡— Mel Devine (@MelDAddison) March 26, 2016
Besides, the latest i0S 9.3 update also caused problems for owners of older iOS devices (iPhone 5s and earlier and iPad Air and earlier). As they found themselves locked out of their devices after the update until they had the password to the original iCloud account used to setup their device.
To rectify the above issue, Apple has quickly responded and has now started rolling out new builds of iOS 9.3 for older devices which fixes the glitch. The company has also published an official support document for older iOS devices where users are unable to log into their devices after the iOS 9.3 update.