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Slow Adoption of iOS 17: Reasons and Issues with Overheating Bug

KOMPAS.com – The latest operating system iOS 17 began rolling out to global iPhone users on September 18 2023. After that, Apple also released three versions of iOS 17 to fix bugs, namely version 17.0.1, version 17.0.2, and the latest version 17.0.3.

After 18 days of release, adoption of iOS 17 is reportedly still low. According to analytics firm Mixpanel, as of October 6, only nearly 23 percent of compatible iPhone models were running one of the four iOS 17 releases.

In detail, as many as 12.13 percent are running iOS version 17.0.2 on their iPhone. Then around 6.84 percent downloaded iOS 17.0.3, around 2 percent stayed on iOS 17, and less than 2 percent ran iOS 17.0.1.

Currently, most iPhone users (around 45 percent) are running two versions of iOS 16, namely iOS 16.6.1 and iOS 16.7.

Also read: 7 Interesting iOS 17 Features to Try, There are Contact Posters and StandBy Mode

Mixpanel via PhoneArena

iOS 17, iOS 16, and older iOS adoption charts. When accumulated, adoption of iOS 17 was around 23 percent in the 18th after its release. Currently, the majority of iPhone users (around 45 percent) are still running the two most recently released versions of iOS 16, namely 16.6.1 and iOS 16.7.

The adoption rate for iOS 17, which was 23 percent after 18 days of release, was slower than the adoption trend for iOS 16 (2022) and iOS 12 (2018).

Last year, 18 days after its release, iOS 16 adoption reached 29 percent. It then took four months for 70 percent of compatible iPhone users to install iOS 16.

For another comparison, in 2018, 70 percent of iPhone models were running iOS 12 about two and a half months after the update was released.

According to PhoneArena, as compiled by KompasTekno, Monday (9/10/2023), the slow adoption figures for iOS 17 look even worse, considering that iOS 17 is installed by default on the millions of iPhone 15 series phones that have been sold.

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Complaints from iPhone 15 Pro Max users on Apple forums

Users who haven’t installed iOS 17 can’t enjoy new features such as StandBy Mode, smarter autocorrect, sending contacts via NameDrop, creating stickers with animated effects, using maps without internet (offline maps), and others.

However, the majority of iPhone users seem to be delaying installing iOS 17 due to several complaints after installing iOS 17.

For example, some users experience overheating on the iPhone 15 Pro when the cellphone is used to play games or just make calls until the battery is recharged.

Initially, the titanium material on the iPhone 15 Pro was thought to be the cause. However, according to Apple, overheating on the iPhone 15 Pro is caused by a bug, not a titanium material problem. Therefore, Apple rolled out the iOS 17.0.3 update on October 5, 2023 to address the issue.


iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are available in Natural Titanium, Blue Titanium, White Titanium, Black Titanium color options.

According to Apple, a user’s iPhone 15 will feel hotter than usual when the user makes a number of settings or restores data.

Also read: iPhone 15 Pro Max users complain of overheating, suggest using a casing

Generally, when buying a new smartphone, users often make a number of settings and transfer data from the old and new devices. The data transfer process often makes the device work harder than usual, causing the device temperature to heat up.

Apart from that, Apple also said there are several applications that make the device heat up faster, such as Instagram, Uber, Asphalt 9 games, etc.

Another cause is related to USB-C charging. Charging the battery using an adapter with a power above 20 watts can make the device heat up faster. However, as long as it complies with the USB-C Power Delivery standard, battery charging is still safe to use.

Regarding this problem, users are advised to use a “charging head” aka an adapter with appropriate power.

Apart from the overheating problem, some users also felt that the iPhone battery drained quickly after updating to iOS 17. One iPhone user complained that the battery power continued to drop drastically after downloading iOS 17.

In fact, he admitted that he did not activate the Always on Display (AoD) feature, did not play games, and even limited applications from running in the background.

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2023-10-09 03:30:00
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