Following the latest string of root login security issues on Mac laptops, iPhones, iPads and iPods experienced random reboots last December 2. Apple has since addressed the concern with the new iOS 11.2 release.
Apple releases iOS 11.2, fixes December 2nd respring bug
All Apple device owners were in a weird situation again, close on the heels of Mac series laptops being hit with root login security issues.
Reports claim most Apple devices active last December 2 at 12:15 am began soft-rebooting near-instantly. In addition, the home screen failed to reload successfully, rendering the device a brick. Most devices affected ran on the then latest iOS 11.1.2, reports claim. The issue might have emerged from iOS’s date/time system and app notification features.
As a band-aid solution to the severe issue, Apple urged users to open up each app and turn on notifications. They recommended this until iOS 11.2’s release to the public.
Bug fixes and more
Packed with security patches, iOS 11.2 rolled out last Saturday, despite Apple usually releasing software updates on Tuesdays. Following the bug fix, Apple has since then advised device owners to update and toggle notifications back on. The new update also brings Apple Pay Cash to iMessage and Siri for US-based users. This way, they can send and receive money from friends and family.
Apple fixes the cleared email notification reappearing on iPhones and iPads with the latest patch. iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus devices also receive improvements in fast-charging and video camera stabilization.
Apart from several other smaller fixes, the new update also patches the autocorrect bug, replacing ‘it’ with ‘I.T’.
iOS 11.2 Compatible Apple Devices
|Devices eligible for iOS 11.2 update||iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X||iPad mini (2 Gen), iPad mini (3 Gen), iPad Mini (4 Gen), iPad (5th Gen), iPad Air (1st Gen), iPad Air (2nd Gen), iPad Pro 12.9 (1st Gen), iPad Pro 12.9 (2nd Gen), iPad Pro 10.5 inch (1St Gen), iPad Pro 9.7-inch (1st Gen)||iPod Touch (6th Gen)|