iOS 16.3.1 & iPadOS 16.3.1 Update Released with Bug Fixes, Download Now

Feb 13, 2023 - 2 Comments

iOS 16.3.1 and iPadOS 16.3.1

Apple has released iOS 16.3.1 and iPadOS 16.3.1 for iPhone and iPad, respectively. The update includes bug fixes and security enhancements, and is therefore recommended for all eligible users to download onto their devices.

Additionally, Apple has released software updates for MacOS Ventura 13.2.1, watchOS 9.3.1, HomePodOS 16.3.2, tvOS 16.3.2, and Safari updates for Big Sur and Monterey Mac users.

How to Download & Update to iOS 16.3.1 / iPadOS 16.3.1

Be sure to backup iPhone or iPad to iCloud, Finder, or iTunes before initiating a system software update.

  1. Open the “Settings” app on iPhone or iPad
  2. Go to “General”
  3. Select “Software Update”
  4. Choose to “Download and Install” for iOS 16.3.1 / iPadOS 16.3.1

iOS 16.3.1 update download

Updating an iPhone or iPad to iOS 16.3.1 or iPadOS 16.3.1 is also possible by using a computer with Finder on the Mac, or iTunes, or the Apple Devices app, on a Windows PC.

More advanced users can also use IPSW firmware files to update manually using a computer and a USB cable as well.

iOS 16.3.1 IPSW Download Links

Firmware for iOS 16.3.1 is available directly from Apple:

iPadOS 16.3.1 IPSW Download Links

Firmware for iPadOS 16.3.1 is available directly from Apple from the following links:

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iOS 16.3.1 Release Notes

Release notes for iOS 16.3.1 are as follows:

This update provides important bug fixes and security updates for your iPhone including:

– iCloud settings may be unresponsive or incorrectly display if apps are using iCloud

– Siri requests for Find My may not work

– Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models

You can also view the release notes directly on the iPhone (or iPad) if you squint and use a microscope to read the accessibility disaster of what looks like size 1 font, directly in the Settings app:

Microscopic font release notes on iOS 16.3.1

Release notes for iPadOS 16.3.1 are the same, minus any iPhone specific changes.

Separately, software updates are available for MacOS Ventura 13.2.1, Safari updates for MacOS Big Sur and Monterey, watchOS, tvOS 16.3.2, and HomePodOS 16.3.2 as well.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News


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  1. Steven Sides says:

    Could not get download and update to progress. It was stuck on it’s spinning wheel. It would prompt me to use mobile data or not, and prompt me to temporarily remove apps, but the update would not progress. Tried several times. Deleted two apps: Rumble and Newsmax. Chose mobile data, and tried again. Now the update proceeded.

  2. sierra says:

    link on iphone 14 plus is wrong

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