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Regarding the iOS 17.5 Photo Glitch;

Hello everybody,

I may or may not know somebody who is a private Information Security Contractor @ Apple, and they may have or may not have given me details regarding the current situation.

This glitch affects “deleted” photos, primarily causing them to reappear after a user updates their iPhone to iOS 17.5. Let’s clear up a few simple things first:

  1. No, Apple is NOT permanently saving all of your photos to a remote server without your knowledge. This also means they are NOT spying on you.

  2. No, iCloud/iPhones don’t have back doors into them. Your device and cloud data is secure, the only way your “iCloud” photos could be accessed without your knowledge is via a legal subpoena.

Now how are the deleted photos “reappearing” after being deleted? This is because almost every case of this incident happening which Apple has investigated has been caused by the photo(s) being deleted from the “Photos” app but NOT the “Files” app. They are two separate apps with two copies of the photos.

When you download, share/receive, or take a screenshot (Mainly Safari screenshots) on your iPhone it sometimes (Depending on different factors) saved to both the “Files” and “Photos” app.

Now when you go to delete said photos from the “Photos” app a identical copy of it is still present within the “Files” app, this makes it appear as it is deleted from the “Photos” app.

But due to a rare bug within iOS 17.5 the system attempts to re-save all photos/media/files from the “Files” app into the “Photos” app, this happens during the re-indexing process which happens when you update your iPhone. Since the “Photos” app can’t display files but it can display media/photos, it appears as your “deleted” photos have reappeared ALTHOUGH they have been on your iPhone the whole time in the “Files” app.

And as for the photos reappearing after a factory reset of the device, Apple has not investigated ANY CASES OF THIS. It is a myth, your Apple devices are secure.

For any other questions please ask and I’ll get back to you.

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2024/05/20
14:13 UTC

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What’s going on with Apple?

I've been wondering why Apple has made numerous poor decisions and faced many security bugs recently, apps are down, multiple bugs, and recently, deleted photos reappearing in the latest iOS update. I'm curious if this is due to the rumored major redesign in the next iOS version, potentially causing these issues.

3 Comments
2024/05/20
14:02 UTC

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How to remove the 7 day limit for sideloading on ios or extend it (without jailbreak)

Im not paying 100 dollars for 365 days app expiration, its stupid. If i have to jailbreak what are the risks?

0 Comments
2024/05/20
14:02 UTC

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Restore from iCloud Backup notifications missing?

Hi everyone, I restored my iPad from iCloud backup due to an issue which is now resolved, but I note that some apps aren't receiving notifications until I delete the app and re-install it. Why is this? Does anyone else experience this problem? Not sure whether to set up as new and start again or just continue to delete the apps I need notifications and re-install. Cheers.

0 Comments
2024/05/20
13:13 UTC

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Best wiper

Hello I need a serious eraser before selling a Apple device..

I want to overwrite datas many time to avoid the recovery…

Can you help me? Thanks..

0 Comments
2024/05/20
13:08 UTC

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iOS photo bug

No news from Apple about the bug of iOS 17.5 where old photos cancelled reappears from the past??

I’m selling an iPad and I am very concerned about…

Thanks to all for the viewing/reply..🤚

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2024/05/20
13:05 UTC

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iOS 17 - Mail app

Hello,

I'm having a problem with the "Mail" app (iPhone 15 Pro/iOS 17.5) since I deleted one of my email address from the "Mail" app.

Indeed for my address "@icloud.com", the "Inbox" field/box has disappeared... I tried to restart my iPhone, to deactivate "iCloud Mail" via the settings, but unfortunately it does not reappear the “Inbox”.

Now, if I click on "Edit" I can check "Inbox" but it will appear in the section "Mailboxes" and not in "iCloud".

Is that normal?

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https://ibb.co/xYZNLFv

Thank you!

2 Comments
2024/05/20
12:39 UTC

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Émulateur 3DS iPhone

Je cherche depuis un moment un émulateur (gratuit) 3DS disponible sur iPhone sans avoir à passer par un ordinateur, pour jouer à des jeux tels que TomodochiLife, Pokemon YX, Zelda etc…

J’ai vu Emothree DS, mais j’ai pas réussi à installer, j’ai essayé Limòn qui est devenu Folium et encore plein d’autres…

Avez vous des conseils à me donner sur des émulateurs qui fonctionnent actuellement, et si ce n’est trop demandé, de me donner les liens pour installer. Merci beaucoup

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2024/05/20
12:06 UTC

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AirPods in case connecting to iPad

I have had this iPad and these AirPods for a year or so. Today, I have started repeatedly getting a message on my iPad saying that my named AirPods have connected, and the video that I was watching goes silent as if that is the case. But my AirPods are still in their case and it is closed. I am the only person in this house with AirPods, and we have no neighbours for quite a distance, so it can’t be someone else’s AirPods . I tried turning Bluetooth off, and it still happened, so they absolutely can’t be connected. I haven’t recently upgraded IOS. How is this happening?

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2024/05/20
11:42 UTC

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Sending custom animated stickers?

Hi all!

It was my friend’s bachelor party recently (yay) and I was having a great time going through some of the Live Photos and creating some stickers for the group.

However when I try to send them to people they only seem to send as static images and there doesn’t seem to be a way for the animated photos to show up in WhatsApp/outside of iMessage.

Can anyone please help me? I can’t seem to find a way to fix this or turn my animated stickers into a sticker pack and send it to everyone. I’ve tried looking on a few different pages but can’t figure it out. 😭

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2024/05/20
11:26 UTC

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Alternative to Pocket app for pure text reading?

I used to use the Pocket app and like it because it converted bloated ad-riddled web pages to pure text & hyperlinks and let you save the article, but when I downloaded it again recently it doesn’t really seem to do that anymore or as well as it used to?

Are there any worthwhile/free alternatives to it? I’m mainly focused on the convert-to-purely-text function.

2 Comments
2024/05/20
11:04 UTC

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How do I save picture to files on iOS?

Hey all, new iPhone user here. I’d like to know if I somehow can store photos or videos directly into files on my iPhone instead of saving them in the photos app. I do not want to store all photos directly within the app which then gets synchronized to the cloud.

2 Comments
2024/05/20
09:46 UTC

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Documents in my iCloud Storage are taking about 6Gb of space, but in reality Documents is empty.

Does someone of you know how to get rid of those 6GB in my iCloud service? I'm not using it!

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2024/05/20
09:23 UTC

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iCloud Drive not working on iPhone

Has anyone ever encountered a problem with iCloud Drive ? I’m trying to open up any folder from the Home Screen of iCloud Drive but nothing seems to open , I can’t even bring up the menu to move the file to my iPhone

The iPhone tab works fine and everything opens , but once I go to iCloud nothing at all , I can see it but I can’t do anything SEE HERE FOR SHORT CLIP

If someone can help with a solution that will be great 👍🏼

3 Comments
2024/05/20
09:08 UTC

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Podcast queue

My apple podcast up next queue has disappeared.

May have been after the last update.

It’s seems I can add locates but I can’t veiw the list if added podcasts

Anyone know how to get it back.

0 Comments
2024/05/20
09:04 UTC

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Invalid emails

Hello. I have came across an app, i can sign up with invalid emails (that email account does not actually exist). Also as you can imagine, there is verification system for account. Just out of curiosity, as I have always told that Appstore was so strict about security and privacy. what could this signup thing potentially bring as a risk? By means of developers end, appstore end and users-end. Thank you for all PS: i am not a software engineer, i just wanted to ask the professionals! Ty:)

0 Comments
2024/05/20
09:02 UTC

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Privacy Manifest File requirements

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2024/05/20
06:47 UTC

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Self-talk audio recording app with playlist

I would like to make some self-talk audio recordings

Is there an app where I can:
(i) record short snippets, save them with a unique name and then
(ii) create a playlist with different snippets in different orders (depending on the day and what I need to remind myself of) - the default iOS Voice Memo app doesn't seem to have this capability

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2024/05/20
06:20 UTC

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Keyboard seems less responsible

Not entirely sure how to articulate this other than saying that my keyboard seems less responsive to touch than it used to, specifically on the a and s buttons, and I’m not sure if it’s because the location of those buttons are where my thumb touches the keys in a less direct way or what. It just seems like I have to do more of a direct and obvious tap to actually type those letters and sometimes others. Is there some sort of setting to change? Is this due to some new update?

0 Comments
2024/05/20
06:01 UTC

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Is there a free autoclicker app that has like 30 cps?

I need it for a game that has a stupid part where you have to click like 100 times in the time of 5 seconds.

Please dont tell me about the shortcut, i need an app.

4 Comments
2024/05/20
05:12 UTC

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Some texts don’t show up

For a few weeks now, certain texts don’t show on my phone whatsoever and I only see them from my computer. It happens with different people, even if their texts had just been delivering normally earlier that day. What is happening?

0 Comments
2024/05/20
04:40 UTC

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Any app out there to reorganize my apps?

I feel like my phone is so cluttered and Id rather download something than go through each folder that will completely just reorganize all my apps in folders or give me options to choose from. Does anybody have ideas on where there are options for this?

3 Comments
2024/05/20
04:24 UTC

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Voice notes in iMessage sound terrible after latest update?

Has anyone noticed this? I'm a big user of voice notes in iMessage and normally they have the same quality of sound as Voice Memos. But ever since I updated to 17.5 a couple days ago my voice notes almost have like an echo-like feedback and sound poor quality but when I try to record something in Voice Memos it still sounds crystal clear (so it's not a microphone issue). Has anyone else noticed this/is there a a fix?

0 Comments
2024/05/20
04:16 UTC

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pop up when saving photo from imessage

how come when i saved a photo from imessage it told me something like “this photo will be saved on all icloud devices” this is the first time i’ve gotten a pop up like this

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2024/05/20
03:55 UTC

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Can setting Background App Refresh to Wi-Fi only theoretically save cellular data?

If it’s still refreshing over Wi-Fi, it would have to load less data because some content has already been loaded, right? Or would I be better off just turning it off completely?

4 Comments
2024/05/20
03:48 UTC

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Safari Video Subtitles issue

I watch a lot of videos directly through Safari and for the most part have not had any issues with the subtitles. Within the past month or so, the way subtitles are displayed changed, with each caption fading out after a sentence, then coming back in to crossfade to the next line, which creates this really obnoxious and distracting effect when trying to watch videos. At first I thought it was just an issue with certain sites, but the more time’s gone on the more I’m realizing this happens on every site that has captions for videos in Safari. It only happens in Safari, captions in most apps like YouTube, Disney+, and Max, display with no issues. Here’s an example, cropped to avoid copyright.

This is an iPhone 13 on iOS 17.5, but I remember first noticing the issue when I was running iOS 17.4. Did the update to see if that fixed it haha. I’ve messed with a few different safari settings, none seem to have any effect, nor does changing the “subtitle style” in accessibility settings. Any idea why the captions look like this or how to return them to normal?

Edit: Issue also occurs in other web browser apps, just tested the Firefox app and the Microsoft Edge app, the weird fade occurs on both. I suspect they’re both built on Safari though so I’m not surprised.

0 Comments
2024/05/20
02:30 UTC

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Open with/Share to is still a mess in iOS

I don’t know why iOS doesn’t offer a comprehensive ‘Open with’ option set for any file etc. First of all, I feel like Share with and open with is not the same thing, so that’s a wrong placement of the option. Second, in most cases the most logical app that would’ve been appropriate to open a file in missing in the ‘Share to’ list of apps.

Someone should fix this. I think I read somewhere that the apps themselves need to develop some sort of plugin or something for iOS to be visible in that list. But I disagree that it should be on the developers or that this should be the solution. iOS should be intuitive by itself to be able to do these things.

0 Comments
2024/05/20
01:54 UTC

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What does X images in iCloud mean in iMessage?

2 Comments
2024/05/19
23:48 UTC

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