Apple Temporarily Pulls iOS 9.3 Update for Older iOS Devices

I had a similar issue on my iPhone 5s. I updated day 1, right after the Apple Event and got stuck – not because I didn’t know my credentials but because the activation server was not reachable. I guess it was overloaded by all the people trying to download iOS 9.3. It only worked again the next morning. Also then, when I finally could get past the activation screen, it stalled a couple of times when I had to enter my passcode and it rebooted when I first saw my home screen. So, there was a little bit of trouble but finally it worked and since it worked fine. It was a big update. So, I can only recommend to everybody who is still going to run┬áthe update to backup the phone before.

What were your experiences with the update to iOS 9.3?


Apple has temporarily stopped offering the iOS 9.3 update for older devices like the iPad Air and earlier and the iPhone 5s and earlier due to installation issues some users have experienced. On older devices, iOS 9.3 requires users to input the Apple ID and password originally used to set up the device, which can lead to the device becoming stuck at the Activation Lock screen if the original account information can’t be recalled.

In a statement given to iMore, Apple says it is working on a fix and plans to issue a new version of iOS 9.3 in the next few days. Customers with an affected device who attempt to download iOS 9.3 during this time will not be able to install the update as Apple has stopped signing it.

Updating some iOS devices (iPhone 5s and earlier and iPad Air and earlier) to iOS 9.3 can require entering the Apple ID and password used to set up the device in order to complete the software update,” an Apple spokesperson told iMore. “In some cases, if customers do not…

Read the entire article from MacRumors here: Apple Temporarily Pulls iOS 9.3 Update for Older iOS Devices


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