Apple postpones the iOS 17.3 beta update after several reports of broken iPhones


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If you own an iPhone, this news might catch your attention. Recently, Apple removed the latest iOS 17.3 beta. That said, what should you know about it?

In case you didn’t know, Apple recently released the iOS 17.3 beta update on Wednesday. However, the Cupertino company quickly removed it after several reports of bricked iPhones. For instance, this user showed what happened to his phone after the update.

Besides that, this issue affects the Apple iPhones 12 to 15 series. We have yet to confirm why this happened. As you can expect, Apple quickly removed the beta with an explanation in its release note:

“iOS and iPadOS 17.3 beta 2 have been withdrawn temporarily due to an issue that prevented a small number of devices from starting up. If your device is in this state, you can recover it by entering Recovery Mode and restoring a previous version of iOS.”

If your iPhone was broken because of this iOS 17.3 beta update, you can fix it by reverting to iOS 17.3 beta 1 or iOS 17.2.1. However, you would need a backup for the previous version to restore all your data.

Furthermore, rumour says this issue is caused by the Back Tap gesture. For your information, this feature allows you to perform several actions when you tap the rear panel of the phone. Reportedly, only those who disable this feature experienced this issue. However, there is no confirmation if this is the only cause for the issue. Hopefully, Apple will clear this issue soon.


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