Released nine days ago, iOS 10.3 appears to be randomly re-enabling iCloud features that users previously disabled in Settings. The software update consolidates the various iCloud and Apple ID-related features under one central place at the top of the Settings app. The new organization has nothing to do with this behavior. It’s a bug, Apple told customers in an email message obtained by MacRumors, that affects a small number of users.

In its issued communique, the iCloud team advises that customers revisit their iCloud settings in the Settings app and manually disable any service that iOS 10.3 may have mistakenly re-enabled on their behalf. For instance, if you disabled iCloud Mail in Settings, be sure that the feature remains disabled after updating to iOS 10.3

Here’s Apple’s message in its entirety:

We discovered a bug in the recent iOS 10.3 software update that impacted a small number of iCloud users. This may have inadvertently reenabled some iCloud services that you had previously disabled on your device.

We suggest you go to iCloud settings on your iOS device to make sure that only the services you’d like to use are enabled.
Learn more about how to manage your iCloud settings or contact AppleCare with any questions.

The iCloud team

iOS 10.3.1, which released yesterday, fixed a Wi-Fi vulnerability but not this bug.

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Apple is currently testing an iOS 10.3.2 update with developers.

We know that iOS 10.3.2 contains bug fixes and various improvements, but it’s unclear if the software update will squash this bug. Do yourself a favor and launch Settings, then tap your profile picture at the top and hit iCloud to check if all your settings look good.

Has iOS 10.3 mistakenly re-enabled iCloud services you turned off?

If so, which ones?

Source: MacRumors

  • iByron

    Actually it turned a couple of mine *off*. Find My iPhone was off and I know I’ve had it on forever pre-update.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Yes it has. I turned them all off again.

  • 5723alex .

    Everything is fine with iOS 10.3.2b1, nothing has turned on or off automatically.

  • olqǝnԀ SS∩ ǝɥʇ sɐʍ ʇɐɥM

    So frustrated. I want to listen to my own music on my iPhone but I cant:. Instead of syncing my music from my computer to the iPhone, iTunes, once again, shows the “ready for download from iCloud” icon next to each track.

    I cancelled iTunes match years ago. After the Aople Music rollout corrupted metadata on my 11,000 track iTunes music collection, I spent over an hour disabling iCloud just for iTunes on my Mac and iPhone. I posted an exhaustive 10 step instruction guide on how to do this on 7-8 settings locations. I documented the instructions and posted them to positive reviews. All was well. In 10 months since the settings were overridden, once again I see the “ready to download from icloud” icon next to tracks for an artist I synced with last night (I.e. load all songs by artist xyz ony phone”.). Thia is twice now.