Repair Mode: A New Update from Apple Simplifies Repairs

By Consultants Review Team Friday, 03 May 2024

Apple's next iOS 17.5 release will make iPhone repairs easier. With the new "repair mode" function, customers may activate the "Activation Lock" and "Find My" capabilities on their phones while they get them ready for service.

This implies that you can follow your iPhone and protect it against illegal resets and resale even when it is being shipped out for repairs. According to, this option gets rid of the trouble of needing to switch off "Find My" or backup and wipe your data before turning in your phone.

This was complicated further by the addition of additional "Anti-Theft" and "Security Delay" features, which required a one-hour delay after turning off "Find My."

Now that your phone is in repair mode, you may configure it for repairs while it's still online directly from the "Find My" app. This avoids the hour-long delay by keeping your phone connected to your account but available for repairs.

It is important to note that Repair Mode is currently limited to iPhones. It excludes Macs, Apple Watches, and iPads. Additionally, customers are unable to disable this mode on their own; only a certified Apple technician is capable of doing so.

Although the entire effect on security and privacy is yet unknown, we anticipate learning more information when iOS 17.5 is formally released. As Apple starts to concentrate on iOS 18, this update—which is anticipated soon—may be the final one to include new features for iOS 17.

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