Even after seven beta versions, it seems that the iOS 9.3 it didn’t get round the way Apple wanted.
We have already informed here on the website that, at least for older devices (iPhone 5s and earlier; iPad Air and earlier), Apple has removed iOS 9.3 from the air so that users do not upgrade due to a problem related to system activation. Now, users have started to report problems when trying to open links in Safari.
@ iOS 9.3 every time I click on a link the app crashes and does not open the safari. iPhone 6s. Are there more people like that?
– Danilo Toth Lombardi (@ DestinoBR800) March 26, 2016
The problem seems to affect more users of iPhones 6s and 6s Plus, but the truth is that even iPad owners are suffering. The cause is still unknown, but many are seeing their apps freeze / crash when trying to open a link not just in Safari, but in Mail, Notes and some other apps.
Speaking a little about my experience, besides being suffering from these freezes / crashes, on some sites I touch links and absolutely nothing happens (as if the link was not actually a link). When trying to hold the link to see the options menu opening, yes the app crashes.
The curious thing is that there is no pattern of use for the problem to appear.
The number of users facing this problem in the small and Apple is already aware of everything Ma's new support channel on Twitter is still a way for them to get inside these bugs more quickly.
– Fbio Souza (@Fabioelis) March 26, 2016
Taking into account this bug and the problem affecting older devices (activation), I do not doubt that Apple will release iOS 9.3.1 very soon.
Update · 03/28/2016 s 10:55
Gradually, more information is appearing.
Everything indicates that we are not talking about a bug specific to iOS 9.3, since users using iOS 9.2.1 and even earlier versions are also suffering even though the number of people is significantly lower. In addition, although it is happening more with owners of iPhones 6s and 6s Plus, there are reports of the problem in the most diverse devices (iPhone 5, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and mini).
As we can see in the video above, the Booking app seems to be one of the causes of the problem. Before installing the application, browsing on Safari worked perfectly; later, the links became inaccessible and the browser started to crash.
The fun part, however: it wont be fixed immediately after uninstalling. Theres a timeout before itll fix itself 😅
– Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) March 28, 2016
Developer Steven Troughton-Smith agreed that Booking was responsible for the failure of the links and said that when you delete the app, everything is back to normal even though it may take a long time to happen.
Wow https://t.co/klS5VNaTfk literally put every URL they had into their site association file. 2.3MB download pic.twitter/sALK6nGkq2
– Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) March 28, 2016
According to him, the app places all URLs in an associated website file.
@stroughtonsmith https://t.co/nUAAnntold have fixed their site association now, only 4kb. Should fix itself now? pic.twitter/0i6KhtDsXr
– Liam Nicholson (@ LiamN11) March 28, 2016
According to Liam Nicholson, however, Booking has already fixed the problem of association of sites. Let's see if everything goes back to normal in a few hours.
Update II · 3/29/2016 s 12:52
The problem persists for several users. Apple, however, said it is aware of everything and is expected to release an update soon to correct the flaw.