Fix this embarrassing iPhone photo bug by updating to iOS 17.5.1


Apple released iOS 17.5.1 in May, about a week after the company made iOS 17.5 available to the general public. While that update brought new features to your iPhone, such as the ability to detect unknown third-party trackers and Quartiles Puzzle GameFixed an issue in iOS 17.5.1 that could cause photos deleted months or years ago to reappear in your photo library.

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Go here to download the update Adjustment , General , software updateTap update Now and follow the onscreen prompts.

Know these things about iOS 17.5.1.

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What iOS 17.5.1 improves

“This update provides important bug fixes and resolves a rare issue where photos that had become corrupted in the database could reappear in the Photo Library even after they had been deleted,” Apple wrote in the update’s release notes.

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The update comes after the author of a now-deleted Reddit post said he felt uncomfortable when iOS 17.5 made some long-deleted NSFW photos reappear in the Photos app on his iPhone and iPad. Other Reddit users said they also encountered the same problem after updating to iOS 17.5.

According to 9to5Mac, iOS 17.5.1 should fix this bug and prevent previously deleted photos from reappearing in the future, but the update doesn’t completely remove photos that have already reappeared from your device. This means you’ll have to delete those photos a second time.

Once you delete those photos, they will stay on your device for 30 days. But now you can delete them and other images permanently. Here’s how.

Permanently delete photos from your Photos app

1. own Photos Application.
2. Tap Albums at the bottom of your screen.
3. Tap Recently Deleted near the bottom of the page.
4. Tap choose in the upper right corner of your screen.
5. Tap the three dots (,) located in the lower right corner of your screen.
6. Tap delete all And then Delete from this iPhone,

For more on iOS 17, check out what’s included in iOS 17.5 and our iOS 17 cheat sheet. You can also check out how to download it. Second iOS 18 developer beta And why you wouldn’t want to install it right now.

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