Fix iOS 9.3 broken links in Safari, Mail and Messages app

If you updated to iOS 9.3 and you noticed some links appear to be broken in Safari, Mail and Messages app, here is how to fix it :

  1. Connect your phone to your PC and sync with iTunes
  2. If you still have it installed, delete the Booking.com app from your device
  3. Turn on Airplane Mode
  4. Plug your device into your computer and open iTunes
  5. Turn your device off and on
  6. Make sure you have the Booking.com app in iTunes on your computer – download link
  7. Keep Airplane Mode on!
  8. In iTunes, sync the Booking.com app to your device
  9. Select your iOS device in iTunes
  10. Change to the Apps tab
  11. Search for Booking.com and press install
  12. Press Sync
  13. Wait for the sync to finish, then open the Booking.com app on your device
  14. Force close the Booking.com app by double tapping the home button and swiping up
  15. Force close Safari by double tapping the home button and swiping Safari up
  16. Delete the Booking.com app
  17. Turn off Airplane Mode
  18. Open Safari – your links should work again! It’ll also fix any problems with links from other apps like Mail or Messages.

Big thanks goes out to Ben Collier, who helped discover this.


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