How to update iOS 17.5.1. Update fixes reappearing photos bug

One week after releasing iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 to the public, a more than one-week-old minor update for Apple’s iOS and iPadOS, which fixed a photos app issue that brought back deleted images has been released by Apple.

The update will replace their release with version 17.5 – both iPadOS and iOS – on iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1. They have build number 21F90.

One of the bugs that got fixed in this release was one which was noticed by users immediately after they had received 17.5 updates. It was discovered by users that deleted older photos could now be accessed in Photos.

This is a rare issue, according to Apple, that affected a few of their users by database corruption in the Photos library. The prevalence of this particular issue is unknown.

How to update to iOS 17.5.1

It is easy to update an iPhone without much user intervention, requiring only a straightforward process. In most cases, assuming automatic updates are on, such updates would be installed through the night without prompting.

In case the update fails to install automatically or when a user wants to install it manually then settings application will be used.

  • Open your iPhone’s Settings.
  • Look for “General” and tap on it.
  • Under “General,” tap “Software Update.”
  • You’ll see any available software updates there.

Apple tends to release iOS updates on a rolling basis, so the update may not immediately appear for everyone.