Apple Releases tvOS 17.5.1 to Fix Photos Corruption Bug Causing Deleted Images to Reappear

Apple today released tvOS 17.5.1, a minor update to the tvOS 17 operating system that came out last September. tvOS 17.5.1 comes a week after the release of tvOS 17.5.

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tvOS 17.5.1 can be downloaded using the Settings app on the ‌Apple TV‌. Go to System > Software Update to get the new software. ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ owners who have automatic software updates activated will be upgraded to tvOS 17.5.1 automatically.

Compared to other operating system updates, tvOS updates are often minor in scale, focusing on bug fixes and other small improvements. According to Apple's release notes, the update addresses a bug with the Photos app that could cause deleted images to reappear.

This update addresses a rare issue where photos that experienced database corruption could reappear in the Photos library even if they were deleted.

Apple fixed the same bug on the iPhone and iPad with the iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1 updates that came out yesterday.

We don't know what's new in the update, but it may address the same ‌Photos‌ bug that was fixed in iOS 17.5.1 yesterday.

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Top Rated Comments

scrapesleon Avatar
4 weeks ago
So no one holding apple accountable for storing people’s deleted photos but it’s okay though
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sjsharksfan12 Avatar
4 weeks ago
If they are releasing an update for the TVOS, they really should be specific as to why. I love the Apple TV product, but I hate how they handle updates.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JonathanParker Avatar
4 weeks ago

So no one holding apple accountable for storing people’s deleted photos but it’s okay though
Apple wasn’t storing your deleted photos, you were storing your deleted photos.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mike_Trivisonno Avatar
4 weeks ago
I have had every AppleTV since the original release. And what they've done to the browsing/purchasing experience has just ruined it for me. It is so difficult to simply browse for content. They've mashed movies and television shows into an unusable hot mess of "top 10", "trending", and "hot picks". It's now easier and more enjoyable to use the Amazon Prime interface than Apple's.

So sad. I will probably not be buying anymore AppleTVs.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
poematik13 Avatar
4 weeks ago
Old deleted photos showing up on other people's apple tv's too now? LOL
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BigGongZillaSkrillex Avatar
4 weeks ago

So no one holding apple accountable for storing people’s deleted photos but it’s okay though
Not again...

It's a bug related to the Files app, those photos were stored in the Files app before they were deleted from the Photos app. iOS 17.5 reindexed those photos and added them back to the Photos app.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)