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IOS 10.3.1 Update

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IOS 10.3.1 Update

iOS 10.3.1 Features :

The iOS 10.3.1 download comes with the usual minor improvements to performance and speed and there are also a couple of additions that change the iOS itself :

  • APFS – the new Apple File System is introduced, a system that is replacing the existing HFS+ and bringing in a new way of storing files. Users who update to iOS 10.3.1 will have no choice – you will automatically be on the new system
  • Find my iPhone – this popular feature has now been updated to include Find my Airpods, to support the new Airpod Bluetooth headset recently released by the Cupertino Company
  • Siri – minor updates to the intelligent voice assistant with increased capabilities for paying bills, facilities for Car Play users and sports scores
  • Call-Blocking – all extensions for call-blocking have been re-enabled
  • HomeKit – minor enhancements
  • Settings App – new section in Settings for user profile and security
  • Security Fix – to address an issue on the Wi-Fi chip
  • 32-bit Devices – now get support needed to update to iOS 10.3

Before You Download iOS 10.3.1 :

Before you download iOS 10.3.1, there are some things you should do to make sure your device is ready :

  • Make sure that you are on the most up to date iTunes version. Go into iTunes and click on Help > Check for Updates. If there is an update found, the on-screen instructions will help you to update 
  • Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer and take a backup of your data through iTunes. Use iCloud as well for an extra backup 
  • Disable your passcode
  • Disable Touch ID if applicable
  • Disable Find My iPhone | iPad 

These can all be turned back on after the download.

How to Download iOS 10.3.1 :

We have three ways for you to download iOS 10.3.1. the first is the quickest and smallest update but, if you are planning to jailbreak later on down the line, skip this method and choose one of the two iTunes methods.

Method 1: OTA [ Over the Air ]

Not to be used by those who want to jailbreak

  1. Tap on Settings on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Software Update 
  4. Wait for the update to be located and then tap on Update and Install 
  5. Wait for your device to be updated to iOS 10.3.1

Method 2: iTunes

  1. Plug your iOS device in to your PC or Mac
  2. Open iTunes
  3. If you have more than one device registered, choose the Device Summary for the one connected 
  4. Click on Update
  5. Now choose Download and Update 
  6. Wait while iTunes updates your device to iOS 10.3.1
  7. When complete, it will reboot and you will see the Hello screen 

Method 3: iTunes with IPSW

  1. Download the iOS 10.3.1 IPSW [ links below ] / Make sure you chose the one that matches your specific iOS device and model
  2. Plug your device into your computer and launch iTunes
  3. Press the SHIFT [ Windows ] or ALT [ Mac ] key on your keyboard and click on Restore at the same time 
  4. Find the IPSW you downloaded and select it 
  5. Follow all the instructions on the screen and click Install to download iOS 10.3.1
  6. Wait for iTunes to download iOS 10.3.1 onto your device, which will reboot to the Hello screen when complete

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