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7 Things to Know About the iPhone 5s iOS 10.3.3 Update



What's New in iOS 10.3.3

What's New in iOS 10.3.3

The iOS 10.3.3 update is a small bug fixer that comes with under-the-hood improvements and 24 security patches for potential exploits. 

If you failed to download iOS 10.3.2, iOS 10.3.1, or iOS 10.3 you'll get those changes baked into your version of iOS 10.3.3.

If you're unfamiliar with those changes, you'll want to take a look at our guide. It will walk you through the most important things to know about iOS 10.3.3 and the previous versions of iOS 10.3. 

Also of note, the iPhone 5s also made the cut for the new Clips app.

If you're unfamiliar with Clips, it's Apple's new video editing application. It lets you send fun videos to friends and family over iMessage or social networks like Facebook. You must be on iOS 10.3, iOS 10.3.1, iOS 10.3.2, or iOS 10.3.3 to run the app. 

Apple recently updated Clips with some new features and it's definitely worth a look if you're running one of those updates. 

For more on Clips, take a look at our roundup



  1. agnes

    04/19/2017 at 7:38 am

    Am having issues with ATT connectivity since download of 10.3.1.
    Getting “no service” in area closest to home!

  2. Chris Qiu

    04/20/2017 at 6:20 pm

    I updated my 5s to IOS 10.3.1 and it constantly auto resetting and I did everything i could like factorry reset and taking the SIM card out but its still doing that.

  3. S Hall

    05/03/2017 at 9:48 am

    I updated and my phone 5s keeps randomly shutting off or freezing. I have repeatedly tried rebooting but doesn’t help :(

  4. Paul G.

    05/03/2017 at 10:36 am

    My experience with my 5s (and AT&T) has been QUITE different than what you describe above. On a daily basis since this upgrade: Calls simply not connecting, texts not going through…. forcing me to reboot the phone. Suddenly everything works… for a while….and then it happens again….rinse & repeat. Completely frustrating… one has to really wonder if they are pushing out the ‘planned obsolescence’ code in these ‘upgrades’.

    • Gregory Hobbs

      05/14/2017 at 12:18 pm

      Mine is doing exactly the same….. I think you’re right they want us to upgrade

  5. Gregory Hobbs

    05/14/2017 at 12:15 pm

    I’m having the same issue as the people in the previous comments, ever since the up date my phone is constantly shutting off and not turning back for an hour of so and only a soft reset will turn it back on, and just this past week it isn’t letting me receive calls, I can make them but when people try and call me it goes straight to voicemail… and yes I’ve done all the trouble shooting making sure no calls are block, the announce calls is on always, a soft reset, and the whole putting it on airplane mode for 5 seconds and taking it off then had my buddy try and call and it still goes straight to voice mail! and this is all in places that I have full service and at my house I’m even connected to WiFi with full service. and I just bought this phone from the Verizon store brand new 4 months ago. None of these problems started till just recently when I finally decided to do the 10.3.1 update. Is that a coincidence or is there a connection with these problems from the update?

  6. karla bowing

    05/15/2017 at 9:06 am

    Regarding your remark that for iPhone 5s, to wit: battery life and connectivity are holding up – this is not the case for me. Battery life is tremendously degraded and bluetooth connectivity to Lexus bluetooth is having an annoying problem. Nothing -repeat: NOTHING – has changed in the car. With the upgrade to IOS 10.3.1, when the car is started and the phone is paired, it immediately thinks there is a phone call in progress and I must hold down the disconnect button for more than 10 seconds for the disconnect to take place. Every. time. I. start. the. car.
    These 2 problems with the new patch to IOS 10.3.1 make it untenable for me.

  7. chris b

    05/15/2017 at 10:52 am

    my iphone 5 has completely messed up
    on downloading the update . All it does now is the apple symbol comes on the screen for about 10 secs then goes off then comes back on again , it does this continuously until
    the battery goes flat , it wont turn off , reset or anything, when u plug it in to charge it it just continues the cycle !!!
    any ideas how to correct it ?

  8. dabl

    05/20/2017 at 11:01 am

    As of 05/20/2017 I don’t see any comments from 5s users referencing the 10.3.2 update, only the 10.3.1 update and associated problems. Would be curious if any 5s users with 10.3.1 problems see an improvement with 10.3.2
    My 5s is still at 9.3.3 and on AT&T and everything works fine. I have zero desire to break car bluetooth or general AT&T connectivity nor experience any kind of instability so am waiting to hear applicable success stories.

  9. Deep

    07/24/2017 at 4:01 am

    I am a user of iphone 5s and thought of upgrading to 10.3.2 and fall into trap of Apple. In mid of upgrading, the phone stuck at apple logo. tried several options available on internet to revive the phone and spend around USD 80 to buy an option online to reset setting, however, all went into drain. I was awake till morning 4 AM and finally decided to hit the bed with dead phone. Visited the apple store and they said that your installation is corrupted. And they have to delete everything and then reload to 10.3.2. Horrible, however no option since I was a a flight during evening hours and spent another USD 100 the to restore. And finally the phone is up. But pathetic battery draining issue, during unlocking screen freeze or show some blue color while opening. Phone hangs and not sure when suddenly I will again face a issue with this iphone. I am sure apple is not going to help in returning the money i spent or to reduce the harassment i faced, except regret inconvenience. I am using this 5s since fall 2013 but now started thinking how long Apple users have to face the cost being connected to Apple devices. Shame on not able to find any resolution to battery draining or other issues. They have the biggest development force and highly paid employees but the result is in front of all. God bless.

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