iOS 17.1 RC Released: What’s New and How to Install

Apple has recently released the release candidate (RC) for the first major update to iOS 17, namely iOS 17.1. The RC build is typically the final version of a software update before it is released to the public. If you’re interested in trying it out, now is a good time to start testing it. You can explore the new features and bug fixes on iOS 17.1 RC.

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What’s new in iOS 17.1 RC?

iOS 17.1 RC Released Whats New and How to Install

iOS 17.1 RC includes many new features and bug fixes, including:

  • A fix for a display issue that was causing some iPhone 15 models to experience screen burn-in
  • New battery optimization features for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • Bug fixes for the Lock Screen, Home Screen, and other system apps
  • Security updates

How to install iOS 17.1 RC

If you are a developer or public beta tester, you can install iOS 17.1 RC by following these steps:

  1. Back up your iPhone to iCloud or a computer.
  2. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  3. Tap General.
  4. Tap Software Update.
  5. If you are a developer, tap the Download and Install button next to iOS 17.1 RC. If you are a public beta tester, tap the Download and Install button next to the iOS 17.1 public beta.
  6. Enter your passcode if prompted.
  7. Tap Agree to the terms and conditions.
  8. The update will be downloaded and installed on your iPhone.

Once the update is installed, then your iPhone will restart.

What is the display issue that iOS 17.1 RC fixes?

Some iPhone users have been experiencing a display issue that causes image retention, or screen burn-in. This issue can cause a faint image of a previously displayed image to remain on the screen even after a new image has been displayed.

The display issue was particularly noticeable on iPhone 15 models, but it also affected some iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro models.

How to fix the display issue with iOS 17.1 RC

To fix the display issue, you need to update your iPhone to iOS 17.1 RC. You can do this by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

Once you have updated to iOS 17.1 RC, the display issue should be resolved. However, if you continue to experience the issue after updating, you should contact Apple Support for further assistance.


iOS 17.1 RC is now available for developers and public beta testers. It includes various new features and bug fixes, including a fix for the display issue that was causing some iPhone 15 models to experience screen burn-in. If you’re interested in trying out the new features and bug fixes, you can download the update from the Apple Developer Center or from the Apple Beta Software Program website.


What is iOS 17.1 RC?

iOS 17.1 RC is the latest release candidate for the upcoming iOS 17.1 update. A release candidate is a software version that is very close to being final. It is released to developers and public beta testers to test the software and identify any remaining bugs.

What devices are compatible with iOS 17.1 RC?

iOS 17.1 RC is compatible with all devices that are compatible with iOS 17. This includes:
iPhone 14
iPhone 14 Plus
iPhone 14 Pro
iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 13
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 12
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone SE (3rd generation)
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
iPhone XR
iPhone X
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
iPod touch (7th generation)

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