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Apple has issued the iOS 9.3.1 update to iPhones and iPad, which includes a fix for the link-crashing glitch plaguing early adopters of iOS 9.3.

iOS 9.3.1 is available to download now, and you can install it by heading over to Settings > General > Software Update.

The bug will fix a bug that caused iPhones and iPads to crash if a link was tapped.

The fault was brought to light by miffed users on social media and the Apple Support forum, and sees iPhones and iPads crashing when a link is tapped rather than directing to the target website. The problem affects Safari, Mail, Messages and more.

Apple has since admitted to the bug, albeit vaguely. An Apple spokesperson said in a statement given to 9to5Mac: “We are aware of this issue, and we will release a fix in a software update soon.”

Although we’re still waiting for Apple’s software update, which is likely to arrive as iOS 9.3.1, there doesn’t appear to be a workaround yet either.

However, the cause of the problem has been uncovered, and the blame is placed firmly on third-party developers misusing Apple’s universal links APIs. Apps including, Wikipedia and Eat 24 are believed to be affected by the problem.


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