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iOS 17.3.1: The Latest Update Fixes This iPhone Issue

Apple said the update fixes a typing bug you may have experienced.

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Apple released iOS 17.3.1 on Feb. 8, more than two weeks after the release of iOS 17.3. While the previous update brought new features, like Stolen Device Protection, to your iPhone, iOS 17.3.1 is a minor update that patches an iPhone bug.

To download the update, go to Settings > General > Software Update, tap Install Now and follow the onscreen prompts. 

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Apple wrote in the update's description that it fixes an issue where text might duplicate or overlap while you're typing. The company didn't post common vulnerabilities and exposures, aka CVEs, for the update, so it's unclear if iOS 17.3.1 addresses any security issues.

Apple normally posts an update's CVEs online when the download becomes available. But there have been some instances when the company hasn't posted them, like with the release of iOS 17.2.1 and iOS 17.1.1.

For more iOS news, you can check out what could be included in iOS 17.4, what your iPhone got with iOS 17.3 and our iOS 17 cheat sheet.

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