iOS 17.5.1 Update Fixes Photos Reappearing Issue

Last week, many iPhone and iPad users complained about deleted photos reappearing in the Photo library, marked as recently uploaded to iCloud, in the latest iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 updates.

A user mentioned in a Reddit post comment that his photos from 2010 also reappeared. So, it’s not just recently deleted photos reappearing, but also photos from many years ago are reappearing too.

iOS 17.5.1 Update

Apple acknowledge the database corruption issue, and has pushed a small incremental update, iOS 17.5.1 to fix the big privacy bug. Apple has bet on iOS 17.5.1 to fix the issue, so if you are one of the iOS 17.5 or iPadOS 17.5 user, you must update to the latest iOS 17.5.1 or iPadOS 17.5.1.

iOS 17.5.1 is a small but an important incremental update to those who recently updated their iPhone to iOS 17.5. Along with an update for iPhone, Apple also released an incremental update for iPad users.

iOS 17.5.1 Update

iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1 come with build number 21F90. On my iPhone, the update weighs 837MB (jump from iOS 17.4.1 to iOS 17.5.1). However this may vary by devices, and your current update. Here’s what the changelog says:

“This update provides important bug fixes and addresses a rare issue where photos that experience database corruption could reappear in the Photos library even if they were deleted.”

If you have an iPhone and updated to iOS 17.5 recently, you must upgrade to the latest incremental update to fix the annoying issue. To update your device, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

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Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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