[Updated Continuously] iOS 11.3 issues/bugs: Ad blockers disabled, screen recording issue
Update (May 30):
iOS 11.4 is out, fixes the iMessage ‘out of order messages’ bug. More information here.
Apple releases iOS 11.3.1
The update fixes the touch-related issues with after market displays on iPhone 8/X.
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) April 24, 2018
iOS 11.3 killed touch feature on some iPhone 8/iPhone X units
A lot of users with iPhone 8 or iPhone X units featuring after market displays have been reporting that the update has killed the touch functionality of the display, rendering their devices useless. See the complete story here.
Both Airplane and DND mode broken
— Prince (@pmarineni) April 5, 2018
@AppleSupport Just letting you know, Airplane Mode & Do Not Disturb no longer work since I updated to iOS 11.3 on my 6S Plus. Please fix!
(Please don't contact me regarding this issue, just fix in next update.) #iPhone #iOS11 #iOS113 #Apple pic.twitter.com/P0HCY5O9to
— Kevin W. Hair (@Kevin_Hair) April 15, 2018
First Utility app broken
Hi Chris. This is due to a bug in Apples iOS 11.3. They have introduced an issue that stops the device handling the data in this way. ^Jack
— First Utility (@FirstUtility) April 15, 2018
Sync of the IBM Verse contacts to iOS Contacts application disabled
With iOS 11.3 update came the MDM contact sharing restriction (from managed apps to unmanaged apps). As a result, the feature allowing users to sync IBM Verse contacts to the iOS Contacts application has been disabled for all users in the IBM Connections Cloud. Here’s a support article on IBM’s official website conveying the details.
Even micro-blogging site Twitter reflects the same.
To avoid the error "Contact Syncing Prohibited" in #Verse (after upgrading to iOS 11.3), the feature to sync Verse contacts to the iOS Contacts application has been disabled in the IBM Connections Cloud. https://t.co/nOXxy1HXuJ #HCLDominoDev is working on a solution. #Domino2025
— HCL CWP Development (@HCL_CollabDev) April 9, 2018
LA Mobile to become iOS 11.3 compatible soon
Audio skipping/stutter problem
iPhone 6/7/SE users report audio skips while playing music, be it the native music player or others apps like Spotify. More information here.
iOS 11.3 kills iPhone 8 touch screen
Apple iOS 11.3 Release Has A Serious New Problem – this will annoy iPhone owners and, well, just about everyone… https://t.co/mzLEZ9F8gY
— Gordon Kelly (@GordonKelly) April 10, 2018
Apple Music app crash
— Nab (@nartadum) March 31, 2018
The issue persists and the bug seems to be present on other iPhones running iOS 11.3 as well.
— Nab (@nartadum) April 2, 2018
Home button feature affected?
DO NOT UPDATE TO iOS 11.3
We’ve gotten word that the update is causing many iPhones to lose home button functionality. We expect a very fast roll out of 11.3.1 to solve the issue, but until then do not update your device.
— Unlockr.ca (@unlockr_ca) April 2, 2018
🚨 DO NOT UPDATE TO iOS 11.3 🚨
I’ve gotten word that the update is causing many iPhones to lose home button functionality. I expect a very fast roll out of 11.3.1 to solve the issue, but until then DO NOT update your device.
— Esky Repair (@eskyrepair) March 31, 2018
🚨 DO NOT UPDATE TO iOS 11.3🚨
We’ve gotten word that the update is causing many iPhones to lose home button functionality. We expect a very fast roll out of 11.3.1 to solve the issue, but until then do not update your device. pic.twitter.com/zIcc3sfp4F
— Fruit Fixed (@FruitFixed) March 31, 2018
Not 100% sure. I would expect by Monday. If you have an iPhone X you are not affected.
— Fruit Fixed (@FruitFixed) March 31, 2018
App edit issue
— Nab (@nartadum) April 1, 2018
Special characters issue
— Cheetah's Blood (@cheetahsblood) April 1, 2018
Issue with download/update of third-party apps
Apple reportedly told a user that they have received a number of complaints regarding issues with download/update of third-party apps after the iOS 11.3 update, and the company is working to fix the problem.
Do NOT update to iOS 11.3 if you want to download or update your apps. It is a known issue, which I was told after speaking to a representative. An 11.3.1 update will be released once it's fixed. #ios113
— Sean Mitchell (@SeanEdMitchell) March 29, 2018
Yes. Third party applications from the app store do not download after pop purchasing. They appear on the springboard as "waiting" but never proceed to load. The same issue occurs when updating apps.
— Sean Mitchell (@SeanEdMitchell) March 31, 2018
It was not present in iOS 11.2.6 and nobody I know has experienced the issue. Apple customer support told me they had received a number of reports and they are currently working to fix it.
— Sean Mitchell (@SeanEdMitchell) April 1, 2018
Swipe issue in Messaging app
— Kunal Chawla (@thekunalchawla) March 30, 2018
The user has confirmed to us this behavior is consistent.
Change in Safari auto fill feature
There are also some reports that the Safari auto-fill feature doesn’t work the way it used to work before.
@mattswider problem with iOS 11.3 Safari password auto fill no longer working. I’ve deleted and resaved passwords and it makes no difference 🙄😡
— Susan Williams (@OttawaSouth99) March 30, 2018
Invisible keyboard problem
A disappearing/invisible keyboard issue on iPad Pro running iOS 11.3.
@AppleSupport Today I found a new bug on my iPad Pro 12.9 inch with iOS 11.3. If you have zoom enabled on the screen and click a text box then open a side by side app like I did in the video. The keyboard will turn invisible but you can still type on it. https://t.co/YM47NQUrJI
— Austen pelt (@pelt_austen) March 30, 2018
Apple support has created a case and has setup a phone call support.
— Austen pelt (@pelt_austen) March 31, 2018
Out of place app icons
This seems a minor glitch, but since many are reporting, so we’ll list it here: app icons seem to stick at inappropriate places on home screen. See the following tweets (click on the included pics to see clearly what is happening):
— Emir İlgün 🐾 (@emirilgunn) April 2, 2018
— Hafeez (@__Hafeez) April 1, 2018
— Josh Asch (@josh_asch) March 30, 2018
— Rahul Chopra (@rahulchopra95) March 30, 2018
— Michelle (@Meeko33) March 30, 2018
New bugs ios 11.3 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 pic.twitter.com/2peeT7efY9
— Ewan 🔱 (@Ewanggggg) April 7, 2018
Vtipný bug v iOS 11.3 – při aktualizaci aplikace Skype ikonka lehce odskočila do levého horního rohu 🙂 pic.twitter.com/KD3gN7axWs
— SMARTmania.cz (@smartmania) March 29, 2018
Infuse says iOS 11.3 is buggy
Video player company Infuse has just confirmed there’s a bug in iOS 11.3 that’s causing audio issues with Passthrough enabled.
Unfortunately this is related to a bug in 11.3, but we are looking potential workarounds. For now you can switch Infuse to Auto. https://t.co/Z2vTSNBMjZ
— Infuse (@infuse) March 30, 2018
FWIW, a related discussion is currently going on over at Reddit.
Update: Another couple of confirmations from Infuse:
Please drop us a note with a few more details on the type of device you are streaming from and we can assist. https://t.co/aGa0Y4BAC8 The issue with colors is a bug Apple introduced in 11.3, but we are working to roll out a fix ASAP.
— Infuse (@infuse) April 2, 2018
Unfortunately this is related to an Apple bug in 11.3, but we are working on a fix which will be released shortly.
— Infuse (@infuse) April 2, 2018
Audio issue with Airpods
There are a few reports about the update causing audio to drop over AirPods.
@AppleSupport with my iphone x, my airpods will not stay connected for more than 2-3 minutes at a time AFTER updating to ios 11.3
i have unpaired and reconnected multiple times. reset all network connectivity settings. restored to default. same issue.
— caskey (@caskeyy) April 2, 2018
— Chuck Grimsley (@ChuckGrimsley) March 30, 2018
Issues with managing apps purchased via MDM
Looks like iOS 11.3 has issues with Volume Purchased apps as well.
Here’s what the bug-report says:
When multiple Volume purchased apps are pushed down to the device using a command with the following payload, we are seeing that iOS 11.3 15E216 | 15E218 is returning the wrong bundle ID for the application.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure VPP sToken
2. Sync Apps from Apple VPP.
3. Assign apps (for example – Microsoft Powerpoint (586449534), Adobe Acrobat Reader for Microsoft Intune (1051980424), Pages (361309726) & Google Translate (414706506)) to the device.
4. Push the commands to install the apps of the device.
5. Check the response payload from apple.
App should be installed on the device and return the correct bundle ID of the application upon installation
iOS 11.3 GA is returning the wrong bundle ID for some apps.
We could find at-least one user corroborating this on Twitter:
InstallApplication MDM command sends an externalid / iTunesStoreID and the client responds with the bundle id of the app it installs … but apparently in 11.3 can reply with the wrong bundleid 😑
Might want to test your VPP process. https://t.co/rrFuhTcv3c
— mikeymikey (@mikeymikey) March 30, 2018
Update: One more discussion here:
Looks like iOS 11.3 bug is breaking some MDM stuff. This means I can’t administer standardized testing sessions tomorrow without manually configuring a bunch of iPad for guided access.
— Bradley Chambers (@bradleychambers) April 2, 2018
One thing I need to add is that the bug appears (according to JAMF support rep who I might have been less than nice to at the time) if you push the update via MDM (vs on device).
— Bradley Chambers (@bradleychambers) April 3, 2018
Not sure what Volume Purchased apps are? Learn more about about Apple’s Volume Purchase Program here.
Disappearing language dictionaries
Several users in the following Twitter discussion are confirming that their language dictionaries have disappeared after the update.
Yes my Greek,Serbian and French Languages disappeared !
— George Obradovich (@121111c) March 30, 2018
Screen recording doesn’t include audio
Users are upset that the update has taken away ability to record audio in screen recordings. Most users are reporting this problem with Apple Music, suggesting it could be an intentional change.
— Connally (@dc0nnal) March 31, 2018
Damn 11.3 got rid of screenrecording music 😭😭😭
— je_suis__dq (@QueezyD318) March 30, 2018
@AppleSupport Hello, I'm having a problem with the recording of the screen, when I record the screen of my Iphone 6s with ios 11.3 after a while the audio no longer works, this happens when it is already saved in the photo library not when I record the screen
— camilo benavides (@camilobenavid3s) March 31, 2018
And here’s a complaint on Apple’s official forum.
BOTIM claims iOS 11.3 is buggy
Video and voice calling app company BOTIM is claiming there’s a bug in iOS 11.3 that is causing issues with their app.
@AppleSupport Dear BOTIM User,
Due to a bug introduced by Apple in iOS 11.3, you may have difficulty in making or receiving calls on BOTIM.
If you have updated to iOS 11.3 already, as a temporary solution, please ask others to VIDEO CALL you, and switch to voice call later.
— MAS (@ahsuae88) March 30, 2018
Here’s a screenshot of the notification the team has been sending to users:
Screenshot credit: https://twitter.com/Gauthamsat
So you just installed iOS 11.3 only to realize that your Safari web browser has started showing ads again? Well, you aren’t alone. We’ve come across multiple such reports with users complaining there was no such problem prior to the update.
Take a look at some of these reports:
@1BlockerApp just a heads up: since upgrading to iOS 11.3, I’m seeing ads again
— raptor (@0xdea) March 30, 2018
@1BlockerApp is not working on iOS 11.3. Seeing ads that were blocked before I upgraded.
— Chill City (@ChillCityUSA) March 30, 2018
@betterblocker hi. It looks like Apple update 11.3 has broken your blocker. I no longer have blocked ads.
— Paul Upton (@plumptonlarge) March 30, 2018
Not only Twitter, users are also discussing about this change on Reddit:
Here’s another one:
If you follow these Reddit discussions, you’ll find that majority of users got the problem fixed by re-enabling the ad blockers (toggling them off and then on again). Users on Twitter also seem to be in agreement.
PSA: you might need to toggle your Safari Content Blockers off and on again after updating to iOS 11.3.
— Ben Sargent (@fortybillion) March 29, 2018
So is this a bug that iOS 11.3 has brought along. Well, it’s too early for us to conclude this, but at-least one ad blocker company thinks so:
It looks like there’s a bug with content blockers. If you go to Settings > Safari > Content Blockers and switch Better Blocker to off, and then on again, all should be well!
— Better Blocker (@betterblocker) March 30, 2018
tvOS 11.3 turns off ‘Match Content’ setting
We also came across at-least a couple of reports where Apple TV users were complaining about a similar issue with tvOS 11.3, saying the update automatically disables the ‘Match Content’ setting.
— Hun Kim (@HunKim) March 29, 2018
— Alex (@MacFan2410) March 30, 2018
So the fix here is to turn the setting on again after you’re done with the latest tvOS update. Have you updated your device to version 11.3? Are you also facing these issues? Let us know your experience in comments below.
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