Apple Releases iOS 17.0.2 for all iPhones to Solve Data Transfer Issue

Cupertino, CA – Apple has released iOS 17.0.2, a minor software update for all compatible iPhone models to address an issue with transferring data to the new iPhone 15. The bug prevented some users from restoring a backup during the initial setup of the iPhone 15 which launched in September.

Apple releases iOS 17.0.2 for all iPhones to Solve Data Transfer Issue

The iOS 17.0.2 update comes just a week after Apple rolled out iOS 17.0.1 for most iPhone models and the first 17.0.2 build for the iPhone 15 series. This new build (21A351) expands compatibility to all devices running iOS 17.

According to Apple’s release notes, iOS 17.0.2 “fixes a bug that may prevent transferring data directly from another iPhone during setup”. Some users reported getting stuck on the Apple logo after skipping the 17.0.2 update during the iPhone 15 setup and then attempting to restore from an older iPhone backup. The workaround was to force restart and install 17.0.2 first.

Apple recommends all iOS 17 users update to the latest 17.0.2 build by going to Settings > General > Software Update on their iPhones. The update size may vary depending on the device model and the current iOS version.

The tech giant is still prepping iOS 17.1 as the next major release with new features like SharePlay, ProRes video capture, and more. That update is currently in public beta but an official launch date is not yet known.

Installing incremental bug fix updates like 17.0.2 ensures optimal performance and compatibility, especially when migrating data from an older iPhone. So users planning to switch to the iPhone 15 should update beforehand to avoid data transfer issues.

Stay tuned for more details on the iOS 17 roadmap. Apple typically rolls out regular software updates to address bugs and refine the user experience leading up to major iOS releases annually.


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