Last week, Apple released its latest iOS version known as iOS 10.3. The update was released to the public after a long beta process as it came with new features that promised to be fitting for device users. For one thing, the update came with the new Find My AirPods; which is a really neat feature that allowed users to track their AirPods by playing music from either one or both AirPods. But just recently, Apple discovered that there is an iCloud issue related to the recent update.
According to some users, they discovered that some of the iCloud services they switched off in the past automatically came back on after they updated their software. After discovering this, they turned to social media to post their experience and to find other individuals affected by this.
Apple, however, has sent out emails to device users to explain what happened with their settings. According to the company, a bug in iOS 10.3 caused some of the deactivated settings to be enabled again. The email reads:
We discovered a bug in the recent iOS 10.3 software update that impacted a small number of iCloud users. This may have inadvertently reenabled some iCloud services that you had previously disabled on your device.
We suggest you go to iCloud settings on your iOS device to make sure that only the services you’d like to use are enabled.
Learn more about how to manage your iCloud settings or contact AppleCare with any questions.
The iCloud team
For now, there’s no clear indication as to how many have been affected by the bug. But mainly, it affects iCloud services like Photos and Mail. In addition to this, there’s no clear explanation on why this bug has occurred. And judging by Apple’s email, it doesn’t look like it’s something they can fix on their end. They are advising each device user to go into Settings and see which iCloud services are switched on. You can then check if everything is the way you intend them to be.