Warning for iOS 17.1 beta testers: Update to beta 3 or your wallet app may crash

by Julie Clover

Apple today released the third developer beta of iOS 17.1, an update that will be released in October. In this beta, Apple warns about the Wallet app, which may not work as intended for users of the earlier iOS 17.1 beta.

According to the update release notes, now that Beta 3 is out, the Wallet app may crash on startup for those who have not yet updated and are still uses iOS 17.1 beta 1. or iOS 17.1 beta 2. Please note that this will affect those who used Apple's Connected Cards feature, which allows UK users to see their debit and credit card balance information directly in the Wallet app.

If you're using an earlier beta and wondering why the Wallet app isn't working, the answer is: Apple changed something on the back end. You can fix the Wallet app by updating it to beta 3. The update is only available to developers at the moment, so public beta testers could potentially run into problems. Apple will likely release the third public beta of iOS 17.1 tomorrow.

Apple also says that the connection between the card and bank account may drop unexpectedly, and that users experiencing this issue will need to ” Refresh your connection” which includes going to Settings, going to Apple Pay & Wallet > Connections and reconnecting the card.

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