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Apple has finally acknowledged the Wi-Fi issue iPhone users have been experiencing after updating to iOS 17. According to the Cupertino company, the fix for the bug will arrive in iOS 17.2, which is still in the beta testing phase and expected to come out in December.

The reports about the problem started in September, with some users claiming that the bug’s effect could range from a device having slow Wi-Fi connectivity to not being able to connect at all. This same issue was spotted by beta testers prior to the release of the final version of the original iOS 17 update.

One particular thread on Reddit claimed that it was observed in certain routers (Unifi UDR and U6 WAP; ASUS RT-AX82U, RT-AX86U, and RT-AX88U; CenturyLink Calix C844G, and TP-Link AX5400 Archer) but suggested a workaround by adjusting the Wi-Fi channel range to either 20/40/80/160MHz.

In another thread, a user shared finding a solution using an old TP-Link RE230 Wi-Fi range extender, adding Apple tried a diagnostic test on the affected device. “I’ve spoken with Apple phone support who had me run some diagnostic under their own device management profile on my phone and given some additional information on my network,” Redditor u/LiesToU shared. “Hopefully, they have the details they need to get a fix in the next few software updates. I’ve found my workaround that’ll work in the meantime so I hope everyone can as well.”

Despite the user’s report, the company didn’t mention the issue in the past weeks, especially in the rollout of iOS 17.1. On a positive note, the company officially responded to the report from iClarified, saying the fix can be expected in iOS 17.2.

“As a result of your feedback, there are software changes in the latest update, build 21C5029g, that have resolved this issue,” the company told the outlet. “You can see the software build your device is running and check for the latest update by tapping on Settings > General > Software Update.”

Unfortunately, while this confirmation is good news, there are still some issues Apple still hasn’t admitted. One includes the auto-shutdown bug, which our team experienced several times:

Yoodley observed three of our updated iOS 17 devices, and two of them showed indications that they temporarily turned off, even when being charged. Interstingly, unlike the reports shared online, the issue happened in our units during the afternoon.

Also, there’s the breaking of NFC chips when the iPhone is charged on the wireless charging pads of BMW. The company has already notified its technicians and Apple Authorized Service Providers about the matter, but there are still no words to the public to admit this issue. Moreover, according to the memo it sent, Apple claims that the bug only temporarily disables the NFC and does not break them. Hence, the company only advised technicians to restart the NFC chip, suggesting that it still hasn’t developed a fix via software update.


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