Common Issues of iOS 10.3.1 and How To Fix Them

iOS 10.3.1 after its release has had really awesome features and bug fixes for its applications. Apple has stopped signing iOS 10.3 and iOS 10.2.1. This means that after upgrading to iOS 10.3.1 you can’t to downgrade. This become a pickle especially when your iPhone or iPad presents glitches and becomes problematic.

This is a guide that will help you identify the issue your iPad/ iPhone has and give you an immediate fix. Let’s get started then.

iOS 10.3.1 issues and their Fixes

  1. ‘Unable to Install Update’ Error

This is an error that occurs after updating to iOS 10.3.1 when you downloading the upgrade. Many people have experienced this frustrating pop up ‘An error occurred installing iOS 10.3.1’.


  • Force restart your iPhone and repeat that process.
  • Install the update using iTunes.
  • Reset Network setting on your iPhone/ iPad. This should keep all your data but refresh your settings.
  • Check network connection. If it doesn’t work on your network switch to another Wi-Fi network.
  1. ‘Verifying Update’ While iOS 10.3.1 is updating

This is an error that occurs after downloading the update. This is a crucial verification step. If you find yourself stuck on this verification process, here’s what you should do.


  • Force restart your iPhone. This is how you restart:
  • iPhone 7 and later; hold Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds. The Apple logo should appear.
  • iPhone 6 and former; hold the Power and Home buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds. The Apple logo should appear.
  • Restore your iPhone with iTunes.
  • Update iOS 10.3.1 using iTunes.
  • Lock and unlock your iPhone/ iPad for five times.
  1. Battery Loss

This is a rather obnoxious issue that occurs after updating to iOS 10.3.1 but fret not. This is brought about by the new upgrade.


  • This is probably an issue that will end in a few days. Give your iPhone some time.
  • Identify and remove battery hogs. These are applications that use up most of your battery power and need to be uninstalled. Go to Settings > Battery > Swipe to locate the applications and which ones are draining your precious battery life.
  • Push email can be another reason for battery loss. Disable Push and use Fetch which may take 15 or 30 minutes to give you your notifications. Push will give you instant messages. Disable Push and see whether it works. Go to Settings > Mails > Calendars > Fetch new Data, Check to see if the Mail is set in Manual, Fetch or Push.
  • Use Low Power Mode. Go to Settings > Battery > Lower Power Mode and tap on the toggle.
  1. Wi-Fi Connection Issue

If you face Wi-Fi connection issues, here’s what you should do.


  • Disconnect to the Wi-Fi network presenting a problem and try reconnecting after. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Tap on the Wi-Fi network > Forget the network > Reconnect again.
  • Unplug router and reconnect it after a minute or two. Check if your router’s firmware is up to date.
  • Reset your network settings. This is a last resort. Once you reset you have to connect to all networks again. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
  1. Bluetooth Issue

Try these fixes when Bluetooth connectivity issues arise:


  • Forget the Bluetooth Device and connect after. Go to Settings > Bluetooth > Select and forget this device. Try reconnecting after.
  • Reset your network settings. The setting erases all Bluetooth, VPN and Wi-Fi connections. The path is indicated above.
  1. ‘Hey Siri’ not Functioning.

Siri is helpful in handsfree mode. Here are some tricks you can use to ‘Hey Siri’ not working.


  • Go to Settings and toggle Siri off then on.
  • Reboot your iPhone.
  • Turn off Low Battery Mode. Go to Setting > Battery > Low power Mode and toggle it on.
  • Check your network connection and ensure it is working.
  1. Touch ID not Working

This is a cool feature since its security is hard to hack since your fingerprint is required to open your iPhone or certain apps. However, when Touch ID is not working, use these fixes.


  • Clean the home button with a dry cloth and try again. This is to ensure your sensor doesn’t have dirt or sweat. Avoid placing wet fingerprints.
  • Force restart your iPhone. This is illustrated in the second problem.
  • Reset all Setting as we’ve done in the previous point.
  • Check to see if the Touch IDis broken.
  • Turn off Touch ID then turn it on. Go to Settings > Touch ID > Passcode > Tap iTunes > Tap App Store. You will be asked for your passcode. Turn off iTunes Store and App Store. Restart your iPhone or iPad by pressing and holding the wake button. Go back to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > iTunes Store & App Store > tap it on.
  1. Lagging and Crashing Apps

Some few users have been facing this issue which is frustrating. Apps tend to stutter or crash when switching apps. Check out these fixes


  • Update the crashing apps to the latest version. Go to the App Store and open Updates tab. Check for available updates.
  • Reinstall the slow application and install them again. You do this by holding the app till it jiggles. Press X button to delete and install it from the App Store.
  • Set a slower click speed for the Home which ought to help. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button.
  1. Raise To Wake Feature not Working

This is a really handy feature that turns on automatically when you pick it up. For some, this feature isn’t working or has become unavailable. ‘Raise to wake’ needs M9 motion co-processor inside the A9 chip. This feature is not available for iPad Pro yet.


  • If using iPhone 7/ iPhone 7 Plus/ iPhone 6S/iPhone 6S Plus and SE need to check whether the feature is on. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness and toggle ‘Raise to Wake ’ feature.
  1. iMessage not Working

This is a nice feature of iOS 10. It makes communication interesting and fun. For some reason, some users can’t see iMessages effect nor can they see their own iMessages.


  • Ensure Date and Time are correct.
  • Turn iMessage off then turn it on.
  • Turn on Airplane mode then turn it off.
  • Check your internet connection. Ensure Wi-Fi. 3G/4G network is working.