iPhone 5s
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Apple has resumed the iOS 9.3 update for older devices experiencing an activation bug after installing the update. This release brings a new build 13E237 which can be installed via over-the-air as well as through iTunes.

Apple rolled out the latest iOS 9.3 iteration last week for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models incorporating a spate of fixes and improvements to Notes, News, Health, Apple Music. It has also improved the Night Shift mode that uses the clock and geolocation to determine when it is sunset to automatically shift the colours in the display.

But following the rollout, reports emerged that users were facing an activation error while updating older iOS devices such as the iPhone 5s and the iPad Air or its earlier variants. Apple was quick enough to acknowledge the issue and provided a workaround to deal with the activation bug.

The company had pulled down the down the update temporarily while promising to seed an updated version of iOS 9.3 soon.

To manually grab iOS 9.3 build 13E237on your iPhone or iPad, head over to Settings>> General>> Software update. Alternatively, you can use the download links and flash then on your iOS device using iTunes.

Download links

iPhone 4s

iPhone 5 (GSM)

iPhone 5 (CDMA)

iPhone 5c (GSM)

iPhone 5c (CDMA)

iPhone 5s (GSM)

iPhone 5s (CDMA)

iPad mini 2 (Wi-Fi)

iPad mini 2 (Cellular)

iPad mini 2 (China)

iPad mini (GSM)

iPad mini (CDMA)

iPad mini (Wi-Fi)

iPad Air (Wi-Fi)

iPad Air (Cellular)

iPad 4 (Wi-Fi)

iPad 4 (CDMA)

iPad 4 (GSM)

iPad 3 (Wi-Fi)

iPad 3 (CDMA)

iPad 3 (GSM)

iPad 2 (Wi-Fi)

iPad 2 (CDMA)

iPad 2 (Wi-Fi, 2012)

iPod touch 5G

Click here if you are looking for a step-by-step guide to install iOS 9.3 manually on iPhone and iPad using iTunes.