Apple iOS 9.3: iPhone, ipad2 users facing safari issues
Apple’s recent iOS 9.3 update has come with issues for iPad owners with iPad Air and older tools and devices. Even iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s plus users are complaining of app crashes when trying to open links via Safari, Mail, Messages, etc.
Apple had to re-release iOS 9.3 for users of iPad Air, and older devices. iPad 2 GSM model users were the worst affected it seems, as they could not log into the device after the update, until they had the password to the original iCloud account that was used to set up the device.
So in cases where users had switched accounts or had forgotten their password, they found themselves locked out of the device thanks to the iOS 9.3 new update stated.
Apple has even set-up a specific support page for iPad 2 GSM model users explaining how to log back in, after the iOS 9.3 recent update. Apple’s advice for iPad 2 users, try installing and logging in via iTunes. Apple’s support page says that once the iPad is connected to a computer with the new latest iTunes, the user should try to do a force restart. Users need to press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time to do this, and they should do this till they see the recovery mode screen pop up on the screen.
Apple claimed, when you get the option to restore or update in iTunes, choose Update first. iTunes will try to reinstall iOS without erasing your data from he memory. If it takes more than 15 minutes, your iPad will exit recovery mode, and you’ll need to repeat steps 2 and 3 again. After the update is complete, you need to leave your iPad connected to the computer and complete the activation setup process for your iPad using iTunes.