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iOS 16.3.1 should I update?

iOS 16.3.1 should I update

Buckle up, people! We have finally received the brand new version of the iOS 16 update. IOS 16.3 had been released quite some time ago and we surely were waiting for either iOS 16.4 or iOS 16.3.1. With Apple, there is no saying what will come next, and here we are with the publicly released version of iOS 16.3.1. Just like me, there are many users who are worried about whether to update their device to iOS 16.3.1. Let me end your search here, in this article I am going to help you make a decision about whether you should update iOS 16.3.1 or not.

iOS 16.3.1 should I update?

On Monday 13th February 2023, Apple released iOS 16.3.1 to the public. And the most noticeable thing was that, unlike the previous update of iOS 16, iOS 16.3.1 was pretty basic and small. The highlight of this update was the firmware that brought important bug fixes and security patches to all the compatible iPhone devices.

The Pros:

Before deciding on whether you should update iOS 16.3.1 or not, there are certain things that you should definitely note down. First and foremost, the battery life is stable after updating to iOS 16.3.1. Although there are many users who still face this issue, it can be said that it is better than before and there is no excessive battery drain problem.

The Wi-Fi connectivity along with Bluetooth is fast and reliable. There are also no complaints about the cellular data so we can assume that it is also working perfectly fine. In fact, there are still no notable issues that came with the UI.

If you are using iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models then the update should be installed immediately. The crash detection feature on the Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models was generating erroneous alerts for the police. The iOS 16.3.1 update includes “Crash Detection fixes on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models,” according to Apple. Thus, it is necessary to install iOS 16.3.1 for all iPhone 14 models.

The Cons:

iOS 16.3.1 update also comes with some cons. There were many users who took upon Twitter and Reddit platforms to convey their concerns regarding the installation issue of iOS 16.3.1 including the UI lag and problems with the third party application. Although there were not many complaints about this issue, it can be safe to assume that these problems may be because of older iPhones.

You might want to wait if you’re enjoying your current version of iOS, the improvements in iOS 16.3.1 don’t excite you, or you’re concerned that the software could badly affect the performance of your iPhone.


Consider installing iOS 16.3.1 if your device has been experiencing bugs or poor performance on iOS 16.3, or an earlier version of iOS 16.There are three bug fixes in iOS 16.3.1. that can help you out with it. in my opinion, I don’t think there is anything worth stopping from upgrading your compatible iPhone device to iOS 16.3.1. Let me know your thoughts about iOS 16.3.1 update and should you install it or not in the comment vox down below.

Until next time, with another topic. Till then, Toodles.

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Vineet Maheshwari

Vineet Maheshwari is a passionate blogger and relationship oriented digital marketing consultant with over 10 years of experience in SEO, PPC management, web analytics, domain investing, affiliate marketing and digital strategy. He has helped high tech brands connect with customers in an engaging manner, thereby ensuring that high quality leads are generated over time.

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