Yesterday evening, Apple released iOS 17.3, with a warning that you must update immediately. This is because iOS 17.3 fixed 16 security issues, one of which is already being used in phishing and spying attacks. Therefore, regardless of the new features that the update offers, it is very important that you upgrade your device. Do not forget that the update also provides an important feature related to security, which is an advantage Protect stolen device.

Apple also released iOS 16.7.5 and iOS 15.8.1 for devices that do not support the new update.

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New in iOS 17.3 according to Apple ...

Protect stolen device

  • Protecting a stolen device increases the level of security of the iPhone and Apple ID by requiring the face or fingerprint without the possibility of using the passcode as an alternative solution to perform certain procedures.
  • Security delay requires a face or fingerprint, waiting an hour, then another successful biometric authentication before sensitive operations such as changing a device passcode or Apple ID password can be performed.

Lock screen

  • A new unity backdrop celebrating African history and culture in celebration of African History Month


  • Collaborating on playlists allows you to invite friends to join your playlist, and everyone can add, rearrange, and remove songs
  • Emoji reactions can be added to any track in a collaborative playlist

This update also includes the following improvements:

  • Hotel Fast Streaming support allows you to stream content directly to your in-room TV in select hotels
  • The AppleCare & Warranty pane in Settings displays coverage for all devices signed in with your Apple ID
  • Collision detection improvements (all iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 models)

Before updating, make sure to take a backup copy of the contents of your device, whether on iCloud or on the iTunes application

To update your device, take the following steps ...


Go to Settings -> General -> Software Update, it will show you that an update is available.


You can click on Learn more to view the update details


To download the update, you must connect to Wi-Fi and preferably connect your device to the charger, then press the “Download and Install” button.

The passcode entry screen will appear.

You may see the Terms and Conditions screen, accept them.

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After the update is finished, the device will restart. After several steps, the update will be completed.

Will you update immediately? Did this update solve any problem you had in iOS 17, and what problems do you face with the Apple system now? Tell us in the comments

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