Apple made an unexpected software update with a bug fix available to all devices on Thursday, releasing macOS Sonoma 14.3.1, iOS 17.3.1, iPadOS 17.3.1 and watchOS 10.3.1 for users to install.
The fix concerns text that automatically duplicates or overlaps in various apps, like Safari, Mail, and Messages.
It’s time to update: Apple fixes a bug in macOS 14.3.1, iOS 17.3.1, iPad OS 17.3.1 and watchOS 10.3.1
Users have been experiencing issues with duplication or overlapping text in various places for some time, according to various sources – and apparently on Macs, iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches.
On each device, the incremental update says the same thing about what it fixes: “Text may duplicate or overlap unexpectedly when typing.”
The small patch comes a few weeks after recent releases like iOS 17.3 and macOS 14.3, significant updates following recent major software releases for devices.
How to update your operating system:
Make sure your device is connected to Wi-Fi. On your device, go to Settings > General > Software updates > and click Update now Or Update tonight. You can update Apple Watch from your iPhone using the Watch app.