Q: iOS 10.3.1 update problems
After downloading and installing iOS 10.3.1 I can't access my messages, contacts, call lists or make calls. I am not receiving messages and can't connect to my apple watch. I am not receiving calls and my phone alarm is not working.
As we know, system upgrade may cause some problems, such as battery drains, the app not working, Wi-Fi or other installing error etc. According to the report, the iOS 10.3/10.3.1 could cause data loss of your device for it will automatically convert your iDevice’s file system from HFS+ to APFS.
Therefore, should I update to the iOS 10.3/10.3.1? Actually, we cannot make sure that iOS 10.1/10.2/10.3 is bug-free, so here I will share with you some common update problems and solution to fix some issues when you meet. Besides, this process may cause some data loss when you upgrade to the latest system, so I have to remind you that back up your iPhone completely before you perform iOS 10.3/10.3.1 update. But if you didn't make unfortunately and lose your personal data after iOS 10.3/10.3.1 update, we also offer you a way to get them back.
Tutorial: How to Recover iPhone/iPad Data Lost When Upgrading to iOS?
Step 1. Download iOS Data Recovery software and connect your iOS device to your PC and run the iOS Data Recovery.
Step 2. You can choose the standard mode to recover deleted/lost files, such as messages, contacts, call history, and etc. And then click "Start scan" for detecting your iDevices including iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus/iPad Mini 4/iPad Pro etc.
Step 3.Scanning your chosen items.
Step 4.After the scanning procedure done, it will pop up the window for reminding you to select the data you want. And then click “Recover” to restore it.
However, not only retrieve lost data from your devices, this tool also allows you to recover lose data from iTunes or iClouds backup in one click. (Tips: How to Restore Data on iPhone?)
The Most Common iOS 10/10.1/10.2/10.3 Update Problems and Solutions:
1. Fix Software Update Failed issues
2. Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode issues
3. Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo During iOS 10 Update issues
4. Fix Failed to Activate iPhone After iOS 10.1/10.2/10.3 Update problem
5. Fix Message/iMessage Not Working issues
6.Fix Battery Issues on iPhone or iPad After iOS 10.1/10.2/10.3 Update Problem
7.Fix iTunes Error 14 When Installing iOS 10.1/10.2/10.<
Step 1. Tap on the Close option and try to update again.
Step 2. Wait for few hours or even several days and then download iOS 10 again.
Step 3. Try updating via iTunes on the computer.
Step 4.For advanced users: try upgrading with IPSW File.
See tutorial: Install IPSW File on iPhone iPad without iTunes.
See tutorial: iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode, Top Three Ways to Fix!
iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo.
Step 1.Download the latest version of iTunes and open it.
Step 2.Connect your devices to the computer and select your device.
Step 3.You will see the activate screen on iTunes.
Step 4. Enter your Apple ID and password and click on Continue.
Step 5. Turn off the power of your device.
Step 6. Go to iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID.
Step 7. Click on Find iPhone > Click on All Devices > Choose the device that can't be activated > Remove from Account.
Step 8. Turn on your device and try to activate it again.
Step 1. Check you have connected to a Wi-Fi/3G/4G network or not.
Step 2. Turn iMessage off and then turn it on again.
Step 3. Make sure Date & Time are correct.
Step 4. Turn on Airplane mode and turn it off.
Step 1. Reboot your device.
Press and hold down the Home button and wake/sleep button until the Apple logo appears.
Step 2. Erase All Settings.
Open Settings app > General > Reset > Reset All Settings to factory default.
Step 3. Turn on Airplane Mode.
You can enable Airplane Mode if you do not need to use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for a long time.
Step 4.Turn off Background App Refresh.
When you enable this feature, the app will work in the background and use the battery. You can go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh > Turn it off.
Step 5. Enable Location Services When Using the App.
Go to Settings app > Privacy > Location Services to set it.
Step 1. USB connection condition: Check the connection is good or not.
Step 2. Backup your device and then perform a clean restore of iOS 9.3.5. And then have a clean restore of iOS 10. Lastly, restore your device with the backup you created after installing iOS 10 successfully.
Step 3. Update iTunes to the Latest Version.
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That’s all! We have listed some common problems when you upgrade to the iOS 10.3/10.2/10.1 etc. Just try the above tutorial if you need!