Apple launched the first beta of iOS 17.3 before the holidays. It was going swimmingly. However, the corporation suffered a setback today with the release of the second beta of iOS 17.3. Shortly after the update was made available to developers, some consumers began reporting cases of bricked iPhones. As a result, Apple has removed the iOS 17.3 beta 2 from the App Store, making it no longer available for download.
According to reports, people who own iPhone 12, iPhone 13, iPhone 14, or iPhone 15 series models with the back tap capability activated have experienced the issue.
On Mastadon, Guilherme Rambo, a Mac and iOS Developer, reported the same thing. “It appears that the iOS 17.3 beta 2 boot loop is caused by a crash in the backboard,” he said. According to the crash report, users who have the “Back Tap” feature enabled are more likely to be affected.”
Some customers installed the new version immediately upon its release and had boot loop troubles; below are some sample tweets published by users on the social media network X (previously Twitter). The first comes from Neil, who installed the update on his iPhone 15 Pro Max and had boot loop troubles.
More reports can be found in a forum started by Brandon Butch.
🚨 It seems that iOS 17.3 Beta 2 is sending some iPhones into a bootloop and forcing a factory reset.
I’ve received ~10 reports of this so far, all were on an iPhone 14 or 15 series.
Avoid installing this update until a fix is issued! pic.twitter.com/7JcodGvJ9M
— Brandon Butch (@BrandonButch) January 3, 2024
If you installed the second beta of iOS 17.3 on your iPhone and it became bricked, the only method to get it running again is to restore it.
You can restore your smartphone using Apple iTunes on Windows, Finder, or iMazing on Mac, and install iOS 17.3 beta 1.
Connect your iPhone to a Mac or Windows laptop, then press and hold the volume up, volume down, and side buttons until you get the recovery mode screen. You can restore your device after you’re in recovery mode by following the on-screen directions in Finder or iTunes.
We may anticipate Apple to address this issue and release the second beta within the next day or two. It’s a beta update designed to track and repair bugs, but issues like bootloop do occur from time to time. To avoid serious issues, always wait a few hours and review feedback before installing a new beta.
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