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Apple says its latest iOS update fixes the issue that caused some NSFW deleted photos to reappear

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Apple says its latest iOS update fixes the issue that caused some NSFW deleted photos to reappear
  • Apple has addressed a "rare" issue that iPhone users complained about after a software update.
  • iOS 17.5.1 fixes a "database corruption" problem that made deleted pictures reappear for some.

Another iOS update is available after several Apple users complained about a concerning issue with their Photos app.

On Monday, the tech giant released iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1, just a week after its 17.5 updates. The change came days after iPhone owners said they noticed pictures they believed were permanently deleted reappearing in their Photos library, including some NSFW ones.

In the description, Apple said the update "addresses a rare issue where photos that experienced database corruption could reappear in the Photos library even if they were deleted."

Users experiencing the issue said they were freaking out to see content come back into their library after years of thinking they were long gone.

"I have four pics from 2010 that keep reappearing as the latest pics uploaded to iCloud. I have deleted them repeatedly," one user commented to a thread on the r/iOS subreddit.

Despite the fix, commenters on a MacRumors post about the update said they were still concerned about privacy and whether or not any of their deleted photos are actually gone.

"So they just going to ignore the photos returning as a bug? It's just an oops?! That's not good enough. So are photos deleted or not? We want details not a note on an update screen," one user commented.

Apple didn't immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.


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