Apple’s iOS 10.3.3 update delivers bug fixes and security patches but many iPhone and iPad users are complaining about a variety of frustrating iOS 10.3.3 problems as we push away from its release date.
Like iOS 10.3.2, the iOS 10.3.3 update aims to improve iOS 10 performance but some iOS 10.3.3 users are running into battery drain, installation issues, and other performance issues.
With that in mind we want to take a look at the most important things iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners need to know about the iOS 10.3.3 problems currently plaguing Apple’s mobile devices.
This roundup takes a look at the current state of problems, shows you potential fixes for the most common iOS 10.3.3 issues, and provides some resources that could come in handy if you start to see trouble with your version of iOS 10.3.3.
It also looks at what’s next for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple hasn’t confirmed its next iOS 10 update which means iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users could be awaiting awhile for the next batch of official bug fixes.
iOS 10.3.3 Problems
iOS 10.3.3, iOS 10.3.2, and Apple’s other iOS 10 updates are causing problems for many users and the list includes some of the usual suspects.
Good Morning Everybody and yesterday i updated my phone to iOS 10.3.3 and the battery still still seems bad
— Mr.Techgeek2020 (@sjonathanphotos) July 20, 2017
iOS 10.3.3 better known as the “make old models battery drain quicker so they buy a new one” update.
— Mittyoz (@mittyoz) July 20, 2017
Bluetooth is not stable!!!
iPAD Air – iOS 10.3.3
— Marco F.I. O' Relly (@MarcoFIORelly) July 20, 2017
Since updating to iOS 10.3.3, TouchID doesn’t recognize my fingerprints. :(
— Eric Shepherd (@sheppy) July 19, 2017
iOS 10.3.3 users are seeing installation errors, severe battery drain, issues with Wi-Fi connectivity, various Bluetooth issues, Touch ID problems, 3D Touch issues, Hey Siri problems, and issues with first and third-party applications including Facebook and Soundcloud.
We’re also hearing about UI lag on older devices, random reboots, issues with sound, and various problems with the App Store including busted downloads.
Apple’s discussion forums, Reddit, and social media sites like Twitter are starting to fill up with complaints about the iOS 10.3.3 update and we expect the list to grow as more people find and install Apple’s new software.
It’s virtually impossible to predict what kind of performance you’ll see on your phone or tablet and this is precisely why we always recommend doing a some prep work before installing an iOS release, even before a small maintenance release like iOS 10.3.3.
We’ve put together a step-by-step process that will take you through the pre-iOS 10.3.3 installation process we used on our iPhones and iPads.
Where to Find Feedback
It’s important to keep tabs on the update’s performance. Part of this is monitoring your version of the update for issues. Part of it is digging into feedback from other iOS 10.3.3 users.
Digging into this ongoing iOS 10.3.3 feedback will alert you to potential iOS 10.3.3 problems and it’ll help you find potential benefits of the iOS 10.3.3 update.
To start you off, we’ve put together some reasons to and not to install the iOS 10.3.3 update on your device right now. If you’re on the fence about making the move to iOS 10.3.3, start there.
We’re in the process of putting together our thoughts on iOS 10.3.3 but you can find some brief analysis about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 5 iOS 10.3.3 updates right here.
As always, we also recommend keeping an eye on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, social media sites like Twitter/Facebook, and the MacRumors forums for additional feedback about the current version of iOS 10.
How to Fix iOS 10.3.3 Problems
If you run into an iOS 10.3.3 problem on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, there’s no need to panic. Chances are, you’ll be able to fix your issue from the confines of your home or office.
Before you take your iPhone or iPad down to an Apple Store or carrier store you’ll want to try to fix your issue(s) manually.
We’ve put together a list of the most common iOS 10 problems and fixes and it’s a great place to start if you’re in trouble.
We also recently released a list of tips that could help you improve your device’s performance. Some of these will take seconds to complete, others are a little more involved.
If you’re unable to find a fix for your issue there, you should go to Apple’s discussion forums for help. There are tons of helpful users there.
If that doesn’t work, schedule an appointment to see a Genius at a local Apple Store.
iOS 10.3.3 to iOS 10.3.2 Downgrade
Apple is currently signing off on iOS 10.3.2 which means you can downgrade in an effort to fix the problems you’re seeing on iOS 10.3.3. You can’t downgrade to anything older than iOS 10.3.2.
Unfortunately, the downgrade loophole won’t be open forever. Apple will, at some point, close it off. It could be today, it could be tomorrow. It won’t announce ahead of time.
If you’re curious about the downgrade process and how it works, take a look at our detailed walkthrough.
Apple’s next bug fix update could be weeks out.
The company hasn’t confirmed plans to release an iOS 10.3.4 update which means iOS 10.3.3 could serve as the final version of iOS 10.
With no release date in sight, those of you struggling with iOS 10.3.3 problems will be on your own for a few more days at least.
The company’s next iOS update could be its upcoming iOS 11 operating system.
Apple’s released an iOS 11 beta for select iPhone and iPad models ahead of an official release sometime this fall. The official iOS 11 release date is unknown.
The iOS 11 update is stuffed with features, tweaks, and enhancements but it’s also plagued with many of the same problems affecting iOS 10.3.3 users. It’s exciting but the iOS 11 beta isn’t viable options for those of you looking to solve iOS 10.3.3 problems.
For more on iOS 11 beta, take a look at our reasons to and not to install. Most of you will want to stay on official iOS software.
Install iOS 10.3.3 If You Want Better Security
If you value your security, you'll want to seriously consider downloading the iOS 10.3.3 update on your iPhone or iPad.
iOS 10.3.3 brings (by our count) 24 security patches for a potential exploits. That's a ton for a small maintenance update and a great reason to install iOS 10.3.3 in the near future.
Your iOS 10.3.3 update will bring even more security features if you failed to download previous versions of iOS.
If you passed on iOS 10.3.2, your version of iOS 10.3.3 will deliver 23 additional security patches.
If you skipped iOS 10.3.1, your iOS 10.3.3 update will bring its security patch. If you skipped iOS 10.3, iOS 10.3.3 will bring its monster list of patches to your device.
The iOS 10.3 update delivered over 60 known patches for potential exploits. That's substantial, even for a milestone upgrade. The previous version of iOS 10, iOS 10.2.1, brought 14 known patches.
If you skipped the iOS 10.2.1 update and/or the iOS 10.2 update, iOS 10.3.3 brings their security patches with it. Again, the iOS 10.2.1 update had 14 important patches on board. You can see them all right here.
If you failed to install Apple's iOS 9.3.5 update, iOS 10.3.3 will also bring the three crucial security patches it delivered last year. These patch up serious security problems that could potentially expose your calls, contacts, texts, and emails.
These patches enhance the security on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch making them ideal for those of you who store sensitive files/data on your device.