How more than half of American adults, I need a little noise to fall asleep. Some people use a white noise machine or their TV, but I prefer playing podcasts on my phone. At least that was my preferred method until then iOS 17 came along and messed everything up.
Apple’s latest iOS was launched on September 18th and has begun iPhone 15s overheatingit also causes Some iPhones randomly restart overnight. One way to determine if this is the case with your phone is to enter your passcode to unlock the phone or take a look at the Battery section in Settings to see if the activity of your phone drops to zero, which is the case for mine around 6 a.m.
For me, this sudden silence that occurs when the phone turns off can disrupt my sleep as I wake up early in the morning wondering why it is so quiet. I also have to restart the podcast I was listening to in order to get back to sleep, and that’s quite a task when I’m half asleep.
Apple has not yet fixed this restart problem. The next iPhone OS update, iOS 17.1, will be released to beta users next week, but noisily MacRumorsit does not contain a solution to the problem.
Apple did not respond to a Gizmodo request for comment on the issue.
Hopefully the iPhone maker will listen to the pleas of iPhone owners like me who want their phones to make noise throughout the night so we can get some sleep.