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Apple rolls out fixes after iOS 9.3 complaints: Reports

Apple fixed its new operating system to help users activate their devices, but there's a lingering issue opening hyperlinks, according to technology blogs 9to5Mac and TechCrunch.

The new mobile operating system, iOS 9.3, was released to much fanfare at an event last week, boasting a new night-reading setting, a suite of educational software and fresh features for CarPlay. But over the past week, users have flooded Apple's help forum and Twitter with complaints that they can't open links in Safari or even unlock their phones.

One of those problems may be fixed, 9to5Mac reports, with a quiet new change. A newer, fixed version of iOS 9.3, coded with a fresh "build number," is available under the "settings" tab for users who haven't yet upgraded, the blog reports.

Apple confirmed the fix to CNBC Tuesday and also has released a step-by-step guide for users with older phones or an iPad 2 who must sign in to get the new iOS, noting that the "hint" given to users who forget their Apple ID may not match the correct Apple ID.

But if Apple's recent tweets are any indication, there are more glitches in store for iOS 9.3 users. In particular, users have complained they can't open hyperlinks from Safari.

Fellow technology blog TechCrunch provides one possible explanation for the issue: A feature called universal links that was introduced with iOS 9. It allows users to type a Web address, like twitter.com, and launch the Twitter app, according to Apple's website.

Sources have told TechCrunch that these links might be broken, causing devices to crash.

"We are aware of this issue, and we will release a fix in a software update soon," Apple told CNBC Tuesday.

For more on the iOS issues, read coverage from 9to5Mac and TechCrunch.