iOS 17.1 released, fixes screen ghosting error
Apple has released iOS 17.1, the first major update version of iOS 17 since the platform's release on September 19. iOS 17.1 has a capacity of about 1.5 GB if upgrading from iOS 170.2.
According to Apple's announcement, iOS 17.1 has 14 changes, of which five are about new features, and nine are improvements and bug fixes.
One of the bugs fixed is an issue that could cause burn-in on the screen. Although Apple did not mention it specifically, many people believe that it is an issue related to image retention, causing ghosting on the iPhone 15 screen recently. More time will be needed to evaluate the effectiveness of this fix.
Some other issues that iOS 17.1 is claimed to fix include "Important Locations" setting being reset when connected to Apple Watch, an issue causing the keyboard to respond poorly, caller names not being displayed, the problem of losing purchased ringtones.
Some new features on iOS 17.1 include:
Transfer files via AirDrop even when the two devices are not near each other, via the Internet, which Apple introduced at WWDC in June.
Standby mode has been improved with the option to control screen-off time. However, this feature only supports iPhone 14 Pro and 15 Pro models.
The Music app expands with a number of new features including favorites, cover art, and song suggestions at the end of playlists.
Apple has just released iOS 17.0.2 specifically for the iPhone 15 series to fix the problem of the new device freezing with the Apple logo on the screen during the process of transferring data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone.
Specifically, when users choose to transfer applications and data from old iPhone to new iPhone running iOS 17 or iOS 17.0.1, during the setup process for the new iPhone 15 series phone, the device may freeze.
This error will not occur if the user manually sets up the new iPhone 15 series device and downloads all individual apps from the App Store.
Therefore, if you just bought an iPhone 15, don't transfer data from the old device but check to see what software the device is running. If it is iOS 17 or iOS 17.0.1, please update to the latest version iOS 17.0.2 so you don't have to worry about any problems.
To check which version your iPhone 15 is running, you must skip the step of synchronizing data and initial settings, go to the main screen > Settings > General settings > Software update and check.
Note, iOS 17.0.2 is only for iPhone 15 series. Maybe iPhone 15 will prompt you to update right during the setup process, then click to agree to upgrade the operating system.
Apple will try to roll out this latest software version to all iPhone 15 users globally as soon as possible. Some markets have already received this version, but there are also markets that have not.
Apple has just unexpectedly released the iOS 17.0.1 and iPadOS 17.0.1 updates just a few days after iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 were officially released by the company to users to fix 3 zero-day vulnerabilities currently being exploited. Active mining on iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch and Safari.
These three vulnerabilities bring the total number of security vulnerabilities discovered in Apple software this year to 16.
List of 3 new zero-day vulnerabilities:
- CVE-2023-41991: Certificate validation issue in the security framework, allowing malicious applications to bypass signature validation.
- CVE-2023-41992: exists in the Kernel that could allow a local attacker to escalate privileges.
- CVE-2023-41993: A WebKit vulnerability that, if successfully exploited, could execute arbitrary code when processing specially crafted web content.
Details of the vulnerabilities were not provided by Apple, but the company admitted they may have been actively exploited on iOS versions before iOS 16.7.
Apple has also released iOS 16.7 (version number 20H19) for iPhones that have not yet upgraded to iOS 17 or for devices that cannot install the latest iOS version.
To update to iOS 17 with version number 21A340 on eligible iPhones and iPads over the air, go to the Settings app > General > Software Update.
In addition, Apple also brought a separate iOS 17.0.2 update (version number 21A350) for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models.
List of updated devices
- iOS 16.7 and iPadOS 16.7: iPhone 8 or later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad 5th generation or later, iPad mini 5th generation or later, iPad Air 3rd generation or later.
- iOS 17.0.1 and iPadOS 17.0.1: iPhone 3 or later, iPad 6th generation or later, iPad mini 5th generation or later.
Which iPhones are updated to iOS 17?
Apple released the iOS 17 update at 0:00 on September 19 (Vietnam time), with a capacity of more than 3GB, supporting devices from iPhone 11 and iPhone XR onwards.
Full list of iPhone models that will be updated to iOS 17:
iPhone 15 Plus
iPhone 15 Pro
iPhone 15 Pro Max
iPhone 14 Plus
iPhone 14 Pro
iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS Max
(2nd generation or later)
The list does not include the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. For these models, iOS 16 will be the last major operating system update that users receive.
How to update to iOS 17
To upgrade to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS, users simply need to go to Settings > General > Software Update, then let iPhone or iPad handle the download process.
Note, make sure your device's battery is at a high percentage, preferably above 90%, when performing a software upgrade. iOS 17 is a large update, so users need to use a Wi-Fi connection to avoid affecting mobile data plans.
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