Apple Releases iOS 11.3.1 Update With Fix for Third-Party Display Repair Issue

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    Apple today released iOS 11.3.1, the thirteenth official update to the iOS 11 operating system. iOS 11.3.1 comes nearly one month after the launch of iOS 11.3, an update that introduced a Battery Health feature for keeping tabs on your iPhone's battery status, Business Chat for Messages, new Animoji for iPhone X, and more.

    The iOS 11.3.1 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.

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    iOS 11.3.1 introduces performance improvements and bug fixes for issues that have been discovered since the launch of iOS 11.3. The update includes a fix for a bug that caused third-party repairs done on iPhone 8 models using aftermarket parts to disable the touch functionality of the screen. From Apple's release notes:
    The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus repair issue was discovered following the release of iOS 11.3. After updating, some iPhone users that had sought display repairs from non-Apple service providers saw the touch screen functionality of their devices disabled, resulting in serious headaches for repair shops.

    At issue was a small microchip in the display, which disabled touch functionality after the update. At the time, it was not clear if the non-functional displays were a bug or a deliberate move by Apple, but it appears it was a bug. While Apple is fixing the display problem via the iOS 11.3.1 update, the company's release notes encourage customers to seek out authorized providers and genuine parts.

    Article Link: Apple Releases iOS 11.3.1 Update With Fix for Third-Party Display Repair Issue
     
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    Agree. They clearly not a deaf company after all. :)
     
  4. oghowie macrumors 6502a

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    Did they fix the iMessage bug yet? I still get messages showing up out of order. Never fixed in 11.3.

    It's a pretty major bug and annoying as hell.
     
  5. apolloa macrumors G4

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    So it was a bug.... not an intentional block to third party repairs.. conspiracy theorists will be upset haha.
     
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    What about the "bug" with that you cannot use the new battery health feature with 3rd party batteries? Haha.
     
  7. shadowbird423 macrumors 6502

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    ... or they decided that the public backlash wasn't worth it and cancelled an anti-repair initiative.

    Conspiracy theories are more resilient than that.
     
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    Is the display issue the only thing in this update?
     
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Could very well be that. Could also be a PR move to address/label it as such to avoid more backlash of one sort or another. Things could be spun pretty much any way. ;)
     
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    There are iMessage bugs that have been introduced with iMessage which have yet to be fixed, iCloud Message has been delayed for almost a year now, what makes you think they are going to fix messages being out of sync so quickly ;)
     
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    I wonder if this will fix the auto-brightness bug that propped up after replacing my iPhone 6's screen (wherein the auto-brightness toggle totally disappears from its place within Settings.) Will report back.

    EDIT: No it did not.
     
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    I have one of those from April 19th, so not a new bug in 11.3.1.

    Sometimes system daemons crash. If you haven't noticed any issues, don't worry about it. :)
     
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    I’ve had it since 11.3
     
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    Would be nice for Apple to forgo major feature releases for 6 to 12 months and continue its work on bug fixes.
     
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    Have they fixed the issue of autocorrecting the word “fried” to “fries” every time the word is typed as the first word of the sentence?
     
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    Perhaps some fix to safeguard against GrayKey Box machines? just dreaming
     
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    That would be a a dumb theory, since iOS 11 had a similar bug but with iPhone 6s, and it was fixed in 11.0.3. Why would they do it once, for a very specific model, then revert it, then do it again for a different model, then revert it again?
     
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    Keep trying until it works? ;)
     
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    Big win for consumers since this is a bad precedent for the entire industry when a manufacturer can get away with gimping a device that is fully paid for by the customer.
     
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    This fixed the Music lock screen widget. Now the song progress actually shows and doesn't stay stuck at 0.00.
     
  23. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Or simply just a bug that was fixed.
     
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    Settings-General-Accessibility-Display Accommodations-Auto-Brightness toggle.

    One of the doctors I work with had the same complaint, but the toggle had been moved in an update for some odd reason. Took me a few minutes to find that thing again. If its not there then I guess it had to be something with the screen being replaced which would be really weird.
     
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    I'm hoping they fix the "thin white font on bright pastel backgrounds" bug that's lingered since 2013. :)
     

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