The new iOS feature allows you to prepare your iPhone for repairs without disabling its functionality

A new feature has been discovered in the files of the fourth iOS 17.5 beta called Repair State. What it does is place your iPhone in a special sleep mode mode that doesn’t force people to turn off Find My when they send their device in for service.

The way it currently works is that when an iPhone is taken to a repair shop, users need to disable Find My in the settings menu. This wasn’t a problem for anyone until the introduction of the Stolen Device Protection feature in iOS 17.3.