How to Fix Share Button Not Working in iOS 17 (17.1.1)

  • This guide contains solutions specific to iOS 17.1.1, but can also help with general problems concerning the Share button not working.
  • As of this writing, Apple has not included this bug in their database.
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Users that updated to iOS 17.1.1 and iOS 17.2.1 may be experiencing a bug that causes the Share button to not work properly. Considering that sharing media is an essential part of the iPhone, having this feature is quite a necessity. Keep reading to find out how to fix it.

Why Is My iPhone Share Button Not Working in iOS 17 (17.1.1)?

There are reports from iPhone users that a bug in iOS 17.1.1 and iOS 17.2.1 is preventing them from being able to use the share button. Some users are indicating that a bug within Siri is causing the issue. Disabling Siri suggestions is a solution, but don’t forget more common items such as ensuring you have a proper internet connection and trying a soft reset of your iPhone.

How to Fix Share Button Not Working in iOS 17 (17.1.1)?

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Before trying the steps below, force restart your iPhone to see if this fixes your issue. If your issue is unrelated to iOS 17.1.1/iOS 17.2.1, you can try this solution, but you will likely skip to solution two.

1. Disable Siri Suggestions

Time needed: 1 minute

To disable Siri Suggestions, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Settings app.

  2. Tap Siri & Search.

    Share Button Working iOS 17 Select Siri and Search

  3. Scroll down to the Suggestions from Apple header and disable Show When Sharing.

    Share Button Working iOS 17 Disable Show When Sharing

As far as steps go, you should be good from here. However, be aware that you may need to periodically reset your iPhone.

2. Sign Out of iCloud and Sign Back In

If you are continuing to experience sharing issues on your iPhone, then try signing out of your iCloud account and then signing back in.

  1. Navigate to Settings.
  2. Click [Your Name] at the top.
    Share Button Working iOS 17 Tap Your Name
  3. Scroll down and select Sign Out.
    Share Button Working iOS 17 Tap Your Name
  4. Enter your Apple ID password and select Turn Off.
    Share Button Working iOS 17 Enter Apple ID Password Select Turn Off
  5. Select the data you want to keep. You will likely want to keep all of it.
  6. Tap Sign Out and tap it again to confirm your decision.
    Share Button Working iOS 17 Keep Data iPhone Tap Sign Out
  7. Sign back into iCloud via Settings > [Your Name].

3. Reset Network Settings

If the above solutions don’t work for you, it may be time to reset your Network Settings. However, keep in mind that this will delete your Wi-Fi passwords, networks, and VPN.

Note that you can also consider moving to the iOS 17 beta. However, while this will likely solve your sharing problem, it may create more issues for you due to being a beta.

If you find that you’re still experiencing issues after following the solutions above, consider speaking with Apple Support.

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