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New Repair State feature keeps Find My enabled during device repair

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

A person repairing an iPhone on a table with equipment surrounding them
iOS 17.5 will introduce a new Repair State feature

Users have to disable Find My when sending in a device for repair, but that will change once iOS 17.5 is released. A new Repair State feature will keep Find My enabled throughout the repair process.

Code referencing the feature was originally discovered by 9to5mac in the latest iOS 17.5 beta, which was released on Tuesday to authorized developers. The new feature aims make repairs easier for both consumers and repair technicians, by eliminating the requirement for Find My removal.

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