The iOS 9.3.4 update is here and iOS 9.3.4 problems are, unsurprisingly, plaguing a number of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners around the world.
iOS updates, even the tiny bug fix updates, always bring their own collection of problems to Apple’s mobile devices.
To address lingering iOS 9 problems, Apple’s pushed a series of iOS 9 upgrades including the recent iOS 9.3.3 update and the new iOS 9.3.4 release for all devices capable of running the company’s iOS 9 operating system.
iOS 9.3.4 is focused on one big security update but like its predecessor, its also brought a collection of problems to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners.
Today we want to touch on the current state of iOS 9.3.4 problems for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and provide you with the most important information you need to know about them ahead of the next iOS update.
This roundup includes a look at fixes for iOS 9.3.4 problems, places to find feedback about your specific update, how to downgrade to an older version of iOS 9.3, and a look at how long you might have to wait for the next update from Apple.
iOS 9.3.4 Problems
iOS 9.3.4 is a small update for iOS 9 users with a short list of bug fixes and patches for problems and exploits. It’s much bigger (thanks to iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.1, iOS 9.3.2, and iOS 9.3.3) if you’re coming from iOS 9.2.1 or older.
While the iOS 9.3.4 update is working fine for some users, others are already running into trouble after downloading and installing Apple’s latest upgrade.
iOS 9.3.4 users are complaining about issues with Bluetooth, battery life, random reboots (we’ve already seen one on the iPhone 6s), Wi-Fi, problems with Apple Music, issues with Touch ID, problems syncing photo albums, installation issues, and more.
@SCsupport its happening every time and its annoying. pls fix this bug
iPhone 5s, iOS 9.3.4
We expect complaints to continue as more people discover the iOS 9.3.4 update lurking on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
This is precisely why we recommend taking a few steps to prepare yourself, and your device, for iOS 9.3.4. A little prep work will go a long way toward preventing problems.
Make sure to keep an eye out for iOS 9.3.4 problems, particularly if you’re moving to the update on an older device. Older devices have a tendency to act up after new software is installed.
Where to Find Feedback About iOS 9.3.4
It’s important for everyone, those who have already upgraded to iOS 9.3.4 and those who haven’t, to keep an eye on feedback about the update’s performance.
As we push deeper into the summer, you’ll want to dig for feedback about performance on your device, particularly if you’re coming from something older than iOS 9.2.1 and/or using an older device like the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4s.
So where will you find this feedback about iOS 9.3.4 performance and potential problems? Well, you can start here.
We’ve put together our initial impressions of several iOS 9.3.4 updates. The list includes the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, and iPad. Those roundups will give you some insight into potential problems, and benefits, of the iOS 9.3.4 update.
If you run into iOS 9.3.4 activation problems you’ll want to consult Apple’s support document because it comes with a potential fix.
If you can’t find a fix there, you should head on over to Apple’s discussion forums for iPhone, iPad, Apple Music, and more. There, you’ll find a library of fixes and a helpful community that can and will point you in the right direction.
If you can’t find a fix online, you can get in contact with Apple Support via Twitter or schedule an appointment to see a Genius at an Apple Store.
This is an option if you decide that iOS 9.3.4’s performance isn’t to your liking. Of course, there’s no telling how iOS 9.3.2 or iOS 9.3.3 will perform once you drop down. There’s also no telling how long the downgrade will be open.
Apple typically closes up the loophole a week or two after an update’s release. the iOS 9.3.4 update has been out for several days now so the downgrade could close at any time. So, you’ll want to make a move sooner rather than later.
Those of you running into iOS 9.3.4 problems are on your own. For now.
We aren’t sure when Apple’s next iOS update will roll out. Nothing is confirmed but iOS 9.3.4 could be the last iOS 9 update Apple pushes out to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
If that’s true, you could be waiting until mid-September for the next batch of bug fixes.
Apple’s iOS 10 update is confirmed and it will be rolling out sometime this fall. (If rumors are accurate, probably sometime after September 7th.) You can try out iOS 10 right now though thanks to a beta for developers and the general public.
Before you move from iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 10 beta, note that iOS 10 beta is an early version of the software and it’s riddled with bugs. It’s not a good alternative to iOS 9.3.4.
We’ll keep you posted on Apple’s future plans for iOS 9 but we wouldn’t be surprised if this is it for iOS 9 and the iPhone 4s.
The iPhone 4s will be left behind on iOS 9.
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The iOS 9.3.4 update comes with a single security update that plugs up the exploit used by the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak.
If you aren't interested in jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad, this fix makes the iOS 9.3.4 update worth a download today.