iOS 17.0.2 & iPadOS 17.0.2 Released with Bug Fix for Data Transfer Issue

Sep 26, 2023 - 2 Comments

iOS 17.0.2 and iPadOS 17.0.2 updates released

iOS 17.0.2 and iPadOS 17.0.2 have been released for iPhone and iPad, respectively. The updates include a bug fix to address an issue where data migration between devices can fail, causing the devices to brick and require a restore.

If you plan on purchasing any new iPhone or iPad in the near future and using the migration assistant to easily transfer your data between devices, like moving to an iPhone 15 Pro for example, it’s a good idea to download and install this update as soon as possible. If you’re not in the market for a new device, the update is less urgent.

Separately, Apple has released the final version of macOS Sonoma for Mac, Safari 17.0 for macOS Monterey & Ventura, and updates for Apple Watch as well.

How to Download & Install iOS 17.0.2 / iPadOS 17.0.2

Go ahead and backup your iPhone/iPad to iCloud first, then you can jump into the software update:

  1. Open “Settings” on iPhone or iPad
  2. Go to “General”
  3. Select “Software Update”
  4. Select to “Update Now” for iOS 17.0.2 / iPadOS 17.0.2

The update itself is fairly small, weighing in around 200mb, but requires a large amount of free storage capacity to complete installation.

Installing the update requires a device reboot as usual.

Users can also update iPhone or iPad with a computer, or with IPSW files.

iOS 17.0.2 IPSW Download Links

iPadOS 17.0.2 IPSW Download Links

iOS 17.0.2 / iPadOS 17.0.2 Release Notes

Release notes for iOS 17.0.2 and iPadOS 17.0.2 :

This update fixes an issue that may prevent transferring data directly from another iPhone during setup.

And for iPadOS 17.0.2:

This update fixes an issue that may prevent transferring data directly from another iPad during setup.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News


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  1. question says:

    How can you tell if your appleid is using a passkey in ios 17?

  2. Mike Fowler says:

    A new feature (bug?) in iPadOS 17 / 17.0.1 / 17.0.2: AirPlay does not pause instantly, but takes up to 30 seconds before timing out.

    Also, the app currently playing now takes over the whole of the lock screen, rather than a smaller window overlaying the lock screen wallpaper.

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