iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 released with AirDrop over Internet, Music app updates, more

Apple has released iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 for all users with AirDrop over Internet, new StandBy options, updates to Music app, and a bunch of bug fixes. The updates are now available for all compatible iPhone and iPad models.

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New features in iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1

To get an overview of the new features in this release, check out our detailed video:

Here is a complete list of the new features released in these software updates, as per the official release notes shared by Apple:


  • Content continues to transfer over the internet when you step out of AirDrop range


  • New options to control when the display turns off (iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max)


  • Favorites expanded to include songs, albums, and playlists, and you can filter to display your favorites in the library
  • New cover art collection offers designs that change colors to reflect the music in your playlist
  • Song suggestions appear at the bottom of every playlist, making it easy to add music that matches the vibe of your playlist

This update also includes the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • Option to choose a specific album to use with Photo Shuffle on the Lock Screen
  • Home key support for Matter locks
  • Improved reliability of Screen Time settings syncing across devices
  • Fixes an issue that may cause the Significant Location privacy setting to reset when transferring an Apple Watch or pairing it for the first time
  • Resolves an issue where the names of incoming callers may not appear when you are on another call
  • Addresses an issue where custom and purchased ringtones may not appear as options for your text tone
  • Fixes an issue that may cause the keyboard to be less responsive
  • Crash detection optimizations (all iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 models)
  • Fixes an issue that may cause display image persistence

Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Which iPhone and iPad models are compatible with iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1?

Here is the list of compatible devices with the new updates:

iOS 17.1

  • iPhone 15 
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14 
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)

iPadOS 17.1

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (6th-gen, 5th-gen, 4th-gen, 3rd-gen, 2nd-gen)
  • 11-inch iPad Pro (4th-gen, 3rd-gen, 2nd-gen, 1st-gen)
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad (6th-gen, 7th-gen, 8th-gen, 9th-gen, 10th-gen)
  • iPad Air (3rd-gen, 4th-gen, 5th-gen)
  • iPad mini (5th-gen, 6th-gen)

How to update iPhone or iPad to iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1?

You can update your iPhone or iPad to gain access to the new features and bug fixes by going to Settings > General > Software Update on your device. Make sure to connect to a stable Wi-Fi network, do a complete iCloud backup, and charge your device to at least 50% battery capacity before starting the update.

Alternatively, you can also download iOS 17.1 firmware files to manually update your device or clean install it.

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