New Repair State feature keeps Find My enabled during repairs


iOS 17.5 will introduce a new Repair State feature

A new feature in iOS 17.5 called “Repair State” keeps Find My enabled on devices being sent in for repair.

With iOS 17.3 Apple introduced a security delay as a part of Stolen Device Protection, which requires users to wait an extra hour before FindMy can be disabled when away from significant locations. It is a feature that prevents unauthorized users from changing the user’s password or accessing critical data.

Dealing with said time delay will no longer be necessary with the new Repair State feature, but it appears to lack a critical component — there is currently no way of disabling the feature in the beta.

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