iOS 17.1.1 bug freezes App Library on impacted iPhone 15 and older models

The overheating issue remerges in the latest iOS 17.1.1 update.

Apple’s iOS 17 release was met with mixed reactions, particularly among iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro users. While the latest iPhones offer impressive features, the initial rollout of iOS 17 was plagued by a variety of bugs, ranging from connectivity issues to overheating problems on the iPhone 15 Pro models. Despite subsequent updates addressing several concerns, a peculiar bug has emerged, causing the screen to become completely unresponsive for some users.

The iPhone 15 Pro, touted as a significant upgrade, faced an unexpected setback: overheating. Initial speculation pointed towards the new titanium finish as the issue, but further investigation revealed that Instagram was the cause of the problem. Apple responded swiftly by releasing iOS 17.0.3, specifically designed to rectify the overheating problem.

iOS 17.1.1

iPhone screen stuck on App Library in iOS 17.1.1? Try this fix

Despite resolving the overheating issue, the software update is not entirely free from glitches. A strange bug in iOS 17.1.1 has emerged, causing iPhones, including the latest iPhone 15 models, to freeze entirely. This glitch manifests in the App Library section, with reports suggesting it affects a wide range of models, including the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

iOS 17.1.1

In a video shared by an X/Twitter user, the bug’s impact is demonstrated on an iPhone 13 mini running iOS 17.1.1. The frozen screen issue has also been replicated by others on iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 models, indicating the bug’s widespread nature.

The peculiar aspect of this bug lies in its association with the App Library section of iOS 17. Users might not encounter it independently, but the potential for exploitation exists if someone gains access to your phone. Once triggered, the bug renders the device unresponsive, requiring a force restart to regain functionality.

Force restart your iPhone if App Library freezes on iOS 17.1.1

If you fall victim to this unresponsive screen bug, simply follow these steps:

  1. Press and release the Volume Up button.
  2. Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
  3. Press and hold the Power Button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

This straightforward solution provides a quick remedy, but users are advised to remain vigilant, as the bug may persist until Apple releases a comprehensive fix in the upcoming iOS 17.2 update.

iOS 17.2 update

Currently, in the beta phase, iOS 17.2 holds the promise of addressing the lingering bugs, including the App Library-induced screen freeze. Apple users are encouraged to stay informed about the developments, and we will promptly update this post with any relevant information regarding the impending release.

(via Wccftech)

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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