Solutions to popular iOS 9.3 bugs

Apple released iOS 9.3 last week, but as it sometimes happens, the update came out with some bugs. Most

a popular mistake was “Your device isn’tcan be activated, the activation service is temporarily unavailable ”, which faced the owners of the old iPhone and iPad. While other users were faced with the problem of opening links in Safari and the Mail application, their devices crashed while opening links. We published some tips and solutions to fix these issues in iOS 9.3.

The error “Your device cannot be activated” or “The activation service is temporarily unavailable”

Some owners of older iOS devices,reported a jam during the device activation phase, receiving an activation error. If you encounter this error, then Apple has released a patch for you. The patch was released as an updated version of the build of iOS 9.3 (13E237). It is only available for older devices, including iPad 2, iPad mini retina, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5S, iPod Touch 5G.



To upgrade to the latest version, iPhone and iPad owners need to follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Select “General” and “Software Update”.

  3. Follow the installation instructions for iOS 9.3.

If you are not prompted to install the new version of iOS, then you need to remove all existing update downloads:

  1. Go to Settings> General> Storage and iCloud> Management (Storage).
  2. Find iOS 9.3 in the list and delete it to delete the downloaded firmware files.
  3. When you return to the software update screen, you will be prompted to install a new build of iOS 9.3.

If you are already stuck on the activation screen, which makes it impossible to access Settings and other areas of the operating system.

In this case, you must connect your phone to the computer using the USB cable and download the new build of iOS 9.3 using iTunes as follows:



  1. Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes.
  2. Hard reset the device by pressing and holding both the power and home buttons for at least 10 seconds. Hold both buttons until the recovery mode screen appears.
  3. iTunes will prompt you to restore or update the device, select Update if you want to save data to your device. If you do not mind data loss, then select Recover.
  4. iTunes will download iOS 9.3.
  5. Follow the instructions to update your iOS.
  6. After completing the download and installation, you can return to using the device.

Hangs up in Safari browser and Mail app

Some users who upgraded iOS to 9.3, reported a phone freeze when using Safari and links that did not open in Safari and the Mail application. An official solution to these problems has not been presented, but there are several ways to resolve errors. Ultimately, Apple promised to fix the vulnerabilities in the next version of iOS 9. In the meantime, try the following:

  1. Disable Javascript in Safari - Open the Settings app and find thereSafari Click Safari> Add-ons, and then disable Javascript using the switch. Close and restart Safari for the change to take effect.
  2. Force reboot or hard reset - Press and hold the Power button and Home button until the phone turns off and the Apple logo appears. Release the buttons and wait for the phone to reboot.
  3. Clear Safari browser history and cache - Open the Settings app, find Safari. Select “Clear History and Data from ...”. Close Safari for the changes to take effect.
  4. Chrome for iOS - Install and use Chrome for iOS until Apple releases the Safari patch.

What other problems are there in iOS 9.3?

What other bugs have you noticed in iOS 9.3? How did you fight them?