Apple’s new iOS 9.3.1 update brings a crucial bug fix to iOS 9.3 users and big changes for everyone else. And while some of you will want to install the iOS 9.3.1 upgrade today, others will be better off waiting a few more days before installing.
In early January, Apple confirmed its iOS 9.3 update, another milestone upgrade for its iOS 9 operating system.
Nor was it surprising to see the company roll out a swift iOS 9.3.1 bug fix update to squash a serious iOS 9.3 problem affecting iPhone and iPad users.
The iOS 9.3.1 update replaces the iOS 9.3 update from March. While the iOS 9.3 update delivered a laundry list of changes to iPhone and iPads, the new iOS 9.3.1 update only brings one change. Fortunately, it’s a big one.
There’s a lot to like about iOS 9.3 and iOS 9.3.1 and that makes Apple’s iOS 9.3.1 upgrade a tempting install for many people around the world. If you haven’t installed iOS 9.3 yet you’ll get iOS 9.3’s features with it. They’re baked in.
While there are reasons to consider installing the iOS 9.3.1 update right now, there are also some reasons to consider waiting. Some of you might want to hold off for a few more days, others might want to wait for Apple’s upcoming iOS 9.3.2 update.
This guide will walk you through all of these reasons and help you make a decision about the iOS 9.3.1 update.
Install If You Use YourDevice at Night & Want Better Sleep
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One of iOS 9.3's most impressive features is called Night Shift. If you've used f.lux, you're familiar with this feature. If you aren't, here's what Night Shift is all about.
iOS 9.3's night mode feature changes the color temperature of your screen. Colors become warmer after sunset and they adjust back to cooler more natural colors in the morning. So what does this mean for average iOS users?
The bright blue light that comes from your screen at night can interrupt your circadian rhythms making it harder to fall asleep. With Night Shift enabled, your iPhone's or iPad's display will automatically adjust using your location and time of day.
There's a convenient way to disable Night Shift via the Control Center menu that you access swiping up from the bottom of the display. And if you use Low Power Mode, it will automatically disable Night Shift to help you conserve battery.
If you use your iPhone or iPad right before you go to bed, and you want to help improve your sleep, try iOS 9.3 and Night Shift to see if they help. We saw a noticeable improvement to our quality of sleep during our time with the iOS 9.3 beta and we've gotten results from the final release.
Note that Night Shift is only available for the iPhone 5s or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPad mini 2 or later, and iPod touch (6th generation).