After recently releasing a second candidate, Apple plans to roll out the first significant update for iOS 17 either on Monday or Tuesday. Unlike previous updates, this one will not introduce many new features but rather focus on enhancing AirDrop and Apple Music. The main incentive to update quickly will be the resolution of various bugs.
Apple has addressed several prevalent problems through a series of minor updates to iOS 17, and this latest release will resolve many persistent bugs that have affected both newer and older iPhones. According to Apple’s release notes, the following issues have been resolved:
Addresses a problem that could result in the Significant Location privacy setting being reset when transferring an Apple Watch or pairing it for the first time.
Fixes a problem where the names of incoming callers may not be visible while you are already on a call.
Fixes a problem where personalized and bought ringtones may not be available for selection as your message tone.
Addresses a problem that could result in decreased keyboard responsiveness.
Resolves a problem that could result in persistent display image.
The most significant update is the recent fix, as several sources online have mentioned “burn-in” problems with the iPhone 15. A few users have exchanged their devices at Apple Stores, only to encounter the same problem again. While burn-in is a potential issue with OLED screens, it is uncommon to occur after only a couple of weeks of usage.
Apple has not yet released all of the features for iOS 17, such as the new Journal app. However, it is fortunate that the upcoming iOS 17.1 will mainly focus on maintenance updates. Since its launch in September, there have been numerous reports of issues with iOS 17. Some of these have been resolved with the 17.0.1, 17.0.2, and 17.0.3 updates.
There have been reports of an ongoing problem where phones are restarting unexpectedly overnight, which has not yet been resolved in the latest beta version. It is likely that Apple will promptly release a smaller update, iOS 17.1.1, to address this issue.