[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.
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
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— Shell Energy (@ShellEnergyHome) 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 Music app crash
Home button feature affected?
App edit issue
Special characters issue
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.
Swipe issue in Messaging app
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.
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 (@ShinyMooTank) March 30, 2018
Apple support has created a case and has setup a phone call support.— Austen Pelt (@ShinyMooTank) 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):
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:
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— caskey ☻ (@caskeyy) April 2, 2018
i have unpaired and reconnected multiple times. reset all network connectivity settings. restored to default. same issue.
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 😑— mikeymikey (@mikeymikey) March 30, 2018
Might want to test your VPP process. https://t.co/rrFuhTcv3c
Update: One more discussion here:
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 !— GO (@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.
Same ☝🏾— Connally (@dconnal) March 31, 2018
Damn 11.3 got rid of screenrecording music 😭😭😭— Loki isnt here (@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,— MAS (@ahsuae88) March 30, 2018
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.
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:
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 (@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.
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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