In a rush to address some of the issues some iPhone users are facing, iOS 11.2 is now available for immediate download. When a handful of third-party apps used reoccurring notifications, the result would sometimes end up in a system crash for the iPhone.
Keep in mind, to take advantage of the latest update, you need to be running iPhone 5S and later, iPad Air and up, and iPod Touch 6th generation.
Along with fixing the system crashes, there are improvements when it relates to charging your device- More specifically when wireless charging is in use-, this update accepts speeds of 7.5 watts when using Qi charging pads. As a result, charging your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X with this update is going to lead to faster charging times, which is a welcome bonus.
Accepting payments from a friend or family member becomes an easier task. Apple Pay Cash will allow you to easily send and receive money with Apple Pay via the debit or prepaid cards available in Wallet. Please note, that to send, request, and receive money through Apple Pay Cash, you need to be in the US.
If you are experiencing any bugs on your device, I recommend you download the update and apply the fix as soon as you can.
For your quick reference, here’s a complete list courtesy of Apple, of what’s new in iOS 11.2:
- Adds support for faster wireless charging on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X with compatible third-party accessories
- Introduces three new Live wallpapers for iPhone X
- Improves video camera stabilization
- Adds support in Podcasts to automatically advance to the next episode from the same show
- Adds support in HealthKit for downhill snow sports distance as a data type
- Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to appear to be checking for new messages even when a download is complete
- Fixes an issue that could cause cleared Mail notifications from Exchange accounts to reappear
- Improves stability in Calendar
- Resolves an issue where Settings could open to a blank screen
- Fixes an issue that could prevent swiping to Today View or Camera from the Lock Screen
- Addresses an issue that could prevent Music controls from displaying on the Lock Screen
- Fixes an issue that could cause app icons to be arranged incorrectly on the Home Screen
- Addresses an issue that could prevent users from deleting recent photos when iCloud storage is exceeded
- Addresses an issue where Find My iPhone sometimes wouldn’t display a map
- Fixes an issue in Messages where the keyboard could overlap the most recent message
- Fixes an issue in Calculator where typing numbers rapidly could lead to incorrect results
- Addressed an issue where the keyboard could respond slowly
- Adds support for real-time text (RTT) phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Improves VoiceOver stability in Messages, Settings, App Store, and Music
- Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from announcing incoming Notifications