Although it only released iOS 17.3 beta 2 on January 3, Apple quickly removed it after some people reported their iPhones freezing after the update.
According to Android Authority, users took to Twitter to show evidence of their iPhones being stuck in a bootloop after updating to iOS 17.3 beta 2. This issue affects models from the iPhone 12 to iPhone 15.
Immediately after noting the problem, Apple quickly removed the software with an explanation in the release notes that: “iOS and iPadOS 17.3 beta 2 have been temporarily withdrawn due to an issue that caused a small number of devices to be unable to startup. If your device is in this state, you can restore it by entering Recovery Mode and restoring to the previous iOS version”.
If you are someone who has updated to iOS 17.3 beta 2, you can fix your frozen device by rolling back to iOS 17.3 beta 1 or iOS 17.2.1. However, users will need a backup to the previous version to restore all of their data.
Based on reports, the problem may be related to Back Tap settings. This feature allows iPhone users to perform certain actions when they touch the back of the device. However, it’s unclear whether that’s the only reason why iPhones running iOS 17.3 beta 2 are crashing. Apple is expected to release iOS 17.3 beta 2 again after the company completes fixing the boot loop error.