Apple iOS 9.3.3 Is Now Available: What Is Included In The Update?
iOS devices running iOS 9.3 / Photo Credit: Apple
AppleAAPL +0.05% has released iOS 9.3.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. This means that three updates have been made to iOS 9.3 since March 2016. And Apple tested five betas of iOS 9.3.3 since it was released on May 23rd, according to MacRumors. The major features that were added to iOS 9.3 back in March included Night Shift, Touch ID support for Notes, additional News app personalization, new Health app categories, enhancements to the Music app on CarPlay and new Education apps.
iOS 9.3.3 primarily contains bug fixes, security enhancements and under-the-hood improvements rather than new features. Apple did not specify the bug fixes in the software update change-log. However, Apple did publish a security content document in regards to iOS 9.3.3.
Some of the bugs that have been fixed were reported on the Apple Support forums. A bug that appears to be fixed in iOS 9.3.3 is the removal of a blank space where the Beats 1 logo should be displayed in the Music app for users that noticed it was missing in the previous version of iOS. There also appears to be a fix that caused firmware images to become corrupted while using Apple Configurator. Unfortunately, some users reported that they are having problems with Apple Music, Bluetooth and battery life following the software update.
Apple is expected to release iOS 10 along with the new line of iPhones in September or October. iOS 10 will include many innovative features, including a new user experience on the lock screen, additional Siri functionalities, contextual response options in the QuickType keyboard, a newMemories feature within the Photos app, a redesigned Maps application with third-party development extensions, an Apple Music and News app redesign, a new Home app and an iMessage app store.
You can download iOS 9.3.3 from Settings > General > Software Update. Or you can update the software by connecting your device to iTunes.