It’s been lower than every week since Apple pushed out iOS 17.0.1 and its brethren to the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, and now the corporate is already rolling out iOS 17.0.2, iPadOS 17.0.2, and watchOS 10.0.2 to all supported gadgets.
The iOS 17.0.2 replace first appeared on Friday, the day after iOS 17.0.1 went dwell. Nonetheless, at the moment, the replace was solely accessible for the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Professional, and iPhone 15 Professional Max, purportedly launched to repair a knowledge switch bug with Apple’s latest iPhones.
This led to the idea that maybe this replace fastened an issue that was distinctive to these new iPhone fashions, however now it appears to be like like Apple simply needed to rush the iOS 17.0.2 replace out for the iPhone 15 lineup as these gadgets started arriving in clients’ arms, and had been thus those more than likely to be impacted by this glitch.
Nonetheless, right this moment’s wider launch of iOS 17.0.2 with the identical launch notes means that the info switch drawback is rather more widespread — a bug probably launched in iOS 17.0 or iOS 17.0.1.
Whereas Apple’s launch notes additionally state that iOS 17.0.2 “gives vital bug fixes [and] safety updates,” that half is omitted from the outline that seems when the replace comes up on the iPhone below Settings > Basic > Software program Replace.
This replace fixes a difficulty that will forestall transferring information immediately from one other iPhone throughout setup.
The Software program Replace display on an iPad exhibits the identical description for iPadOS 17.0.2 (besides, after all, with the phrase “iPhone” changed with “iPad”), suggesting that customers could have run into comparable issues transferring information to a brand new iPad working an earlier model of iPadOS 17.
Not like most different latest iOS/iPadOS updates, Apple’s Safety Releases web page notes that iOS 17.0.2 and iPadOS 17.0.2 have “no printed CVE entries,” indicating that they don’t embody any important safety fixes.
A number of customers who tried to switch information to their new iPhone 15 fashions working iOS 17.0/17.0.1 final week reported the system getting caught on the Apple brand, requiring them to revive their iPhone to manufacturing unit settings utilizing a Mac or PC. iOS 17.0.2 was explicitly launched to repair no matter drawback was inflicting this hang-up.
The rushed launch of iOS 17.0.2 may additionally clarify latest stories of overheating iPhone 15 Professional and iPhone 15 Professional Max gadgets. Whereas we haven’t been capable of glean any specifics on whether or not the overheating is proscribed to these customers who put in iOS 17.0.2, the variety of stories coming from people upgrading from older fashions and restoring backups onto their new iPhone 15 Professional or iPhone 15 Professional Max means that this could possibly be an element. We’ve additionally heard many anecdotal stories from new iPhone 15 Professional clients who haven’t encountered any extreme warmth issues in any respect.
Alongside iOS 17.0.2 and iPadOS 17.0.2, Apple has additionally launched watchOS 10.0.2 with a word that “this replace contains bug fixes and vital safety updates in your Apple Watch.” Nonetheless, as with the newest iOS/iPadOS updates, there are not any printed CVE entries for this one both, so it’s unclear what “vital safety updates,” if any, are included.
Based on MacRumors, this replace fixes an issue many Apple Watch customers have been experiencing with clean Climate problems since updating to watchOS 10. Nonetheless, it additionally seems to be restricted to the Apple Watch Collection 9 and Apple Watch Extremely 2 for now, so people having this drawback on the Apple Watch Collection 8, authentic Apple Watch Extremely, or older fashions must anticipate a wider launch of watchOS 10.0.2 or no matter replace comes subsequent.