iOS 17.3.1 Update Released to Fix Overlapping Text Bug on iPhone & iPad
Apple has released iOS 17.3.1 as an update for iPhone, along with iPadOS 17.3.1 for iPad. The small software update includes a bug fix for an issue where text may duplicate or overlap while typing. There do not appear to be any other changes or security fixes in this update.
Separately, macOS Sonoma 14.3.1 and watchOS 10.3.1 are also available as bug fix updates for Mac and Apple Watch, respectively, to address the same text overlap issue.
How to Download & Install iOS 17.3.1 / iPadOS 17.3.1 Update
Be sure you backup iPhone or iPad to iCloud or a computer before beginning software updates.
- Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad
- Select “General”
- Choose “Software Update”
- Select to “Update Now” for iOS 17.3.1 / iPadOS 17.3.1 to begin downloading and installing the update
Your device will need to restart to finish installation.
Downloading the update through Settings is the easiest way to install iOS/iPadOS updates for most users, but you can also update through a computer, or by using IPSW files.
iOS 17.3.1 IPSW Download Links
iPadOS 17.3.1 IPSW Download Links
iOS 17.3.1 Release Notes
Release notes included with iOS 17.3.1 and iPadOS 17.3.1 are as follows (with ‘iPad’ instead of iPhone for the latter):
This update provides bug fixes for your iPhone including:
• Text may unexpectedly duplicate or overlap while typing
Release notes are the same on iPad.
Separately, minor software updates are also available for macOS Sonoma 14.3.1 and watchOS to address the same overlapping text bug.