Apple Pushes iOS 17.0.2 to Fix Bug Blocking iPhone 15 Data Transfers

Just one day after the iOS 17.0.1 update, Apple has already rolled out iOS 17.0.2 targeted at fixing an iPhone 15 data transfer issue.

The new update is currently only available for the four iPhone 15 models – the standard 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, and 15 Pro Max.

It resolves a bug that prevented transferring data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone 15 during initial setup. The process would fail with an error when users tried to transfer apps, settings, and other content.

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To fix, iPhone 15 owners can either update to iOS 17.0.2 using a computer with a cable, or update over-the-air if the option appears during setup. A full erase and restore can also workaround the issue.

With the update, data migration during setup should now work smoothly when switching to one of the latest iPhones.

Apple is likely prioritizing a quick fix given the data transfer bug impacted the vital onboarding process for new iPhone owners. Rolling out iOS 17.0.2 rapidly prevents frustration and returns the experience to normal.

It’s an example of Apple’s increased agility at patching issues on the fly rather than waiting for larger bundled releases. The company has emphasized delivering fixes and features faster based on real-world feedback.

For iPhone 15 users eagerly setting up their new devices, updating to iOS 17.0.2 right away is recommended to ensure transferring old data works as expected.

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