iOS 17 Bug: Apple Identifies Software Glitch Affecting iPhone 15 Series During Setup

HomeTech NewsiOS 17 Bug: Apple Identifies Software Glitch Affecting iPhone 15 Series During Setup


  • Apple discovers a bug in iOS 17 that causes iPhone 15 and 15 Pro to get stuck on the Apple logo during initial setup.
  • The issue is not confined to the iPhone 15 series but affects all devices running iOS 17 using the data transfer option.
  • A temporary fix involves putting the device in DFU mode and restoring it through a computer.

Apple has pinpointed an iOS 17 bug that could potentially disrupt your iPhone 15 upgrade experience.

Specifically, the issue arises during the initial setup phase of new iPhones that come preinstalled with iOS 17.
The glitch is known to cause iPhones to get stuck in a boot loop, displaying the Apple logo on a black screen.

If your new iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro encounters this bug during the data transfer process, you may find your device stuck on the Apple logo screen.

This issue is not limited to the new iPhone 15 series; it may also affect those who are switching to any phone that runs iOS 17 and uses the data transfer option.

The Fix: Using DFU Mode to Restore Your Device

iOS 17 Bug
iOS 17 Bug

To resolve the glitch, Apple advises putting the affected iPhone into DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode and initiating a restore via a computer.

To perform this, you need to connect the iPhone to a PC or Mac using a cable, press the volume up button, press the volume down button, and finally press and hold the side button until an icon appears, indicating that the device is in DFU mode.

Your device will then be recognizable through Finder on macOS or iTunes on Windows, where you have the option to click the ‘Restore’ button to reset the device.

Upon restoration, you can start the setup process from scratch.
A new software update may be available that will fix this iOS 17 bug, enabling you to safely transfer data to your new iPhone 15 or 15 Pro.

Caution for Older iPhone Models: iCloud Backup as an Alternative

iPhone Models
iPhone Models

However, for those upgrading to an iPhone model that predates the iPhone 15 series, a permanent solution for the data transfer bug has not been rolled out yet.

As a workaround, Apple suggests using iCloud Backup to update your new iPhone. Ensure your previous device has a recent iCloud backup (which can be forced via the phone’s settings) and then proceed with the ‘From iCloud Backup’ option during the setup of your new iPhone.

The information about this software issue and its workaround is elaborated in a support document released by Apple.
This document was the first to shed light on this troubling iOS 17 bug.

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Ques) What is the iOS 17 bug affecting iPhone 15 series?

The iOS 17 bug causes new iPhone 15 and 15 Pro devices to get stuck in a boot loop during the setup process, specifically while transferring data.

Ques) How can I resolve the issue if I encounter the iOS 17 bug?

Apple suggests putting the iPhone into DFU mode and restoring it using a computer. This involves a series of button presses while the device is connected to a computer via a cable.

Ques) Is the iOS 17 bug exclusive to the iPhone 15 series?

No, the issue may also affect users who are transitioning to any device running iOS 17 and opting for the data transfer method during setup.

Ques) What should I do if I have an older iPhone model?

Apple recommends using iCloud Backup to set up your device, as a permanent fix for the data transfer glitch on older models is not yet available.

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