Update your iPhone urgently and prevent deleted photos from reappearing

With iOS 17.5, some users complained about deleted photos reappearing in their gallery. (Manjana)

When the iOS 17.5 version was released, some users reported that pictures they had deleted years ago appeared in their gallery. Someone also mentioned that they are photos from 14 years ago.

Apple acknowledged the flaw and released it iOS 17.5.1 With the message: “This update includes bug fixes and fixes a rare issue where photos experiencing database corruption would reappear in the photo library even if deleted.”

Apparently, this is the first time the company behind the iPhone has encountered a bug of this magnitude, as it dares to describe it as a “rare problem.” Apart from the bug fix, iOS 17.5.1 doesn't bring any new features.

iPhone models compatible with this new version of the operating system iPhone XR and later, that is, until the iPhone 15 Pro Max. It is also available for the second and third generation iPhone SE.

Users have shared their experiences with deleted photos reappearing thanks to iOS 17.5.  (reddit)
Users have shared their experiences with deleted photos reappearing thanks to iOS 17.5. (reddit)

To get the latest version of iOS compatible with your iPhone model, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

The new generation of iOS is expected to be unveiled at Apple's WWDC event between June 10 and 14, 2024. This is the company's World Developers Conference.

At WWDC, Apple developers show off what latest features their operating systems will have. As for iOS, Apple gave a small preview noting that they are working on accessibility options that they plan to release in 2024.

At the WWDC conference, Apple presents its latest features for its operating systems.  (Manjana)
At the WWDC conference, Apple presents its latest features for its operating systems. (Manjana)

By the end of the year, three new accessibility features will be coming to iOS and iPadOS so that Apple can “provide a better experience for all users,” in this case serving those with a physical disability, hearing loss or condition. It makes it difficult for him to speak.

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One of these functions is Hidden Tracking, which integrates artificial intelligence and makes it easier for people with physical disabilities to navigate the Apple device through eye movement and gestures. This means users can control their iPhone with their eyes.

Apple is also introducing a music haptic feature, so people who are deaf or hard of hearing can feel music with their iPhone through vibrations. It is compatible with millions of songs from Apple Music service.

Some Apple Music songs have vibrations so hearing impaired people can enjoy the music.  (Manjana)
Some Apple Music songs have vibrations so hearing impaired people can enjoy the music. (Manjana)

Another innovation is voice shortcuts, along with that iPhone and iPad users can set custom expressions so Siri can play shortcuts.

AI helps recognize the user's speech patterns. Voice shortcuts are designed for people with conditions that make speaking difficult, such as cerebral palsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or stroke.

Apple has also announced voice control in CarPlay and accessibility features for the VisionOS system of its Vision Pro glasses.This includes live subtitles and settings such as reduced transparency, smart inversion and dimmed lighting.

Vehicle Motion Tips is a new experience for iPhone and iPad that helps passengers in moving vehicles reduce motion sickness while using these devices.

Apple claims that creating dots on the screen helps users avoid motion sickness when using their devices in a moving vehicle.  (Manjana)
Apple claims that creating dots on the screen helps users avoid motion sickness when using their devices in a moving vehicle. (Manjana)

This feature creates animated dots on the edges of the screen to indicate changes in vehicle movement. Apple says it helps reduce sensory conflicts such as dizziness on long car rides.

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CEO Tim Cook also announced these accessibility features on X (formerly Twitter) with the following message:

“For nearly 40 years, Apple has worked to make technology accessible to everyone. We're excited to announce powerful new features that give users even more ways to connect, control their devices, and enjoy the music they love.”

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