IOS 11.2.1 rolls out with HomeKit fix


iOS 11 is one of the biggest software updates Apple has released, but it launched along with some bugs.

Apple has today rolled out iOS 11.2.1, the eighth official update to iOS 11, and tvOS 11.2.1 with bug fixes, including restoration of remote access to shared users of the Home app. The Cupertino giant has also released a tvOS 11.2.1 for the Apple TV. The latest minor software update restores remote access in HomeKit for shared users after Apple had disabled it earlier this month as a vulnerability fix. This would then let them control smart home accessories within the framework such as locks and garage door openers. There were some other goodies involved in the update including three new live wallpapers for the iPhone X, support for faster 7.5W wireless charging on compatible iPhone models, enhanced stabilization for video recording and Apple Pay Cash.

The iOS 11.2.1 update comes with a hand full of features and bug fixes. Meanwhile, over in beta land, Apple's beamed out the iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 developer beta, so watch out for those in the weeks ahead. It's recommended to download the OTA update over Wi-Fi. The update is available for iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later and iPod touch 6th generation.

Apple iPhone, iPad users can go to Settings app General Software Update and check for the update. It doesn't seem that Apple made a decision to include with its latest update, a fix for the glitch that prevents an iPhone user with Apple Pay Cash to reinstall the feature after deleting it from his or her phone.