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Users who are updating their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch models to iOS 9.3 are badly experiencing a number of software issues. If you too have updated and are experiencing similar various issues then you must attempt to troubleshoot the problems by following the techniques given below.

Here are some of the iOS 9.3 update problems and tips to resolve them:

Resolving the “Unable to Activate” error on iOS

Many iPhone and iPad users are found to report that their “Activate” screen gets hanged or crashed after updating to iOS 9.3. This issue of “Unable to Activate” can be resolved using a PC and iTunes. You will simply need a USB data cable and the newest version of iTunes installed on your system. What you have to do is:

  1. Get your iDevice connected to a PC with the help of a USB data cable.
  2. Open iTunes. Do make sure that you have the latest version installed.
  3. In iTunes, select your respective device that you wish to troubleshoot. Doing so will set off the “Activate” screen in iTunes.
  4. Enter the Apple username and password for your connected device. Click “Continue” for activating the device successfully.

This issue is also known as “Activation server unavailable” error and can simply be resolved by following the above mentioned steps.

Web links unable to open in Safari or Mail app

There also lies a problem where web URLs or links in Apple Safari or Mail do not open when tapped on. This has remained a really annoying issue until now and has affected a number of iOS users without an evident solution until the company launches a new update to resolve it.

However, there are still some hacks or tips for iOS users facing this issue, particularly because the problem is likely to occur after some time has passed. These hacks are given below:

  • Deactivating JavaScript in Safari browser – this allows web links or URLs in Safari to work again in the same way as they used to work in earlier versions of iOS. By disabling JavaScript on the web browser, iOS 9.3 users will be able to easily open links only in Safari and not in any other titled app.
  • Whenever the links or URLs stop working in Safari or Mail, force start or force reboot your iPhone or iPad or any other iDevice in which you have installed the latest iOS 9.3 update. You can do this by holding down the power and home button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
  • As a temporary solution to the problem, you can use Google Chrome web browser for iOS for browsing the internet.
  • For some users, clearing the cache and history from Safari in iOS has been pretty much successful.

Downgrading iOS 9.3

You can consider downgrading to the earlier stable version of iOS 9.2.1 if you’re facing continuous problems with the latest iOS 9.3 release on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Downgrading helps in fixing a couple of bug issues like copy and paste errors, links not opening in Safari or Mail, Bluetooth not working, and many other software problems that have popped up with iOS 9.3 release. One possible issue with the downgrading hack is: if you haven’t created a backup before updating to iOS 9.3, you might lose all your data. So be sure to make a backup first. Downgrading is no doubt a technical process as it uses various firmware files to complete the overall process.