The iOS 17.1 replace that arrived this week fixes lots of the problems which were bothering iPhone 15 customers, however one drawback stays. For the reason that arrival of iOS 17 in September, BMW drivers have reported a difficulty with in-car wi-fi charging that disables the iPhone’s NFC chip and prevents the flexibility to make use of Apple Pay and digital automobile keys.
As iPhone points go, it is a comparatively minor situation, affecting solely the most recent telephones and solely two forms of vehicles: BMW and Toyota Supra fashions. Nevertheless, in keeping with an inside memo seen by MacRumors, Apple is conscious of the difficulty and is engaged on a repair.
Apple says the difficulty will likely be addressed in a software program replace later this yr, however till then, affected customers are suggested to go to an Apple Retailer or a licensed service technician to restore the gadget by both rebooting the NFC chip utilizing Apple Service Toolkit 2 or changing the broken chip.
As a short lived answer, Apple advises customers of those automobile fashions to keep away from utilizing wi-fi charging of their vehicles.