US tech giant Apple is currently testing the iOS 17.1.2 update for the iPhone, which is expected to be released next week. While the primary focus is expected to be bug fixes, the specific issues that will be addressed remain unclear.
As a minor update, iOS 17.1.2 should focus on bug fixes, according to a report from MacRumors. Some users continued to experience Wi-Fi issues in iOS 17.1.1, which was released earlier this month, so perhaps iOS 17.1.2 will include the same fix for Wi-Fi connectivity issues that Apple included in the iOS 17.2 beta, it added.
According to the report, some users have also experienced minor bugs related to push notifications and HomeKit. Apple usually avoids releasing software updates or betas during the US Thanksgiving week, when many corporate employees are on vacation. This suggests that iOS 17.1.2 is likely to be released next week, similar to how iOS 16.1.2 was released on November 30 last year.
iOS 17.1.1 already addressed issues such as BMW’s wireless charging issue on the iPhone 15 lineup and a bug that prevented the Weather app widget from displaying a snow icon. Meanwhile, iOS 17.2 has been in beta testing for about a month and is expected to be released in mid-December.
The update brings several new features and changes, such as Apple’s new Journal app, status video recording support on iPhone 15 Pro models, a translation option for the Action button on iPhone 15 Pro models, collaborative playlists for Apple Music subscribers, improved security with iMessage. Contact a key authentication service for high-profile individuals, add weather and clock widgets, and more, MacRumors reports.
In related news, starting with iOS 17, all iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 models offer roadside assistance via satellite, which allows US users to contact roadside assistance company AAA for vehicle service when there is no cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.
To use the feature, open the Messages app and start a new message. Next, enter “roadside” in the address field.