Why iOS 9.3 Update Not Available for Some iPhones

Looking for iOS 9.3 for older iPhone? Users should know that Apple pulled this update for some models soon after public release. You can still download iOS 9.3 through direct links. However iPod touch 5G, some iPhone and iPad owners are no longer able to update via iTunes or through OTA-update. Here is why.

iOS 9.3 update not available to iPhone 5s, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5 owners. A number of tablet device users cannot install iOS 9.3 for a while either. The list includes iPad 2, iPad minim, iPad 3, iPad mini 2 and iPad 4 models.

iOS 9.3 Update Error iPad iPhone

Apple pulled the update on its own. This happened because a lot of users who hurried to install iOS 9.3 as soon as it was released to public came across an issue. They were not able to activate the iDevice right after installation. Having problems with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is not pleasant and thus the Cupertino-based giant quickly pulled the update to find a fix.

Apple will soon present updated iOS 9.3 version for users who suffered from the bug. If you cannot activate your device and got stuck at the Activation screen while trying to set up your iOS 9.3 gadget – wait till the company presents a fix.

If you have iPhone 4s – 5s you are not advised to install iOS 9.3 right now. If you decide to download ipsw file and install firmware manually through iTunes – you will get error that states that your gadget ‘isn’t eligible for the requested build.’