Published: Mon, December 04, 2017
Research | By Raquel Erickson

IOS 11.2 rushed out to fix December 2 bug

Apple pushed iOS 11.2 ahead of schedule on December 2 to fix a bug that caused iPhones to crash and reboot after the clock struck 12:15am.

The company has since rushed the iOS 11.2 update out for users to utilize. The update brings several new features, bug fixes and improvements to compatible devices. The update also introduces Apple Pay Cash, Apple's person-to-person payment system on iMessage, but sadly, the feature is only available for folks in the U.S.

Some users of Apple's priciest iPhone were complaining that Face ID stopped working on iOS 11.2. This feature is now integrated into the Messaging app and lets people send, request and receive money from their contacts through a message. However, the feature is available in the USA only. Additionally, now all the latest generation iPhones will be able to charge wirelessly with a 7.5W fast charger. The update adds support in Podcasts to automatically advance to the next episode from the same show, and real-time text (RTT) phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Also, 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 along with the issue in Calculator where typing numbers rapidly could lead to incorrect results. For lock screen, it fixes an issue that could prevent swiping to Today View or Camera from the Lock Screen, and another issue that prevented Music controls from displaying on the Lock Screen.

Apple has released iOS 11.2 for all compatible iPhone, iPad, iPod touch models.

The bug, which is related to notifications from third-party apps, is in iOS 11 and it caused problems as the calendar changed to December 2.

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