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Apple releases iOS 11.2.1—Here’s what’s new!

by Brandon Russell | December 13, 2017December 13, 2017 10:30 am PST

Apple on Wednesday released iOS 11.2.1, introducing several important bug fixes and enhancements. The main update included in the release re-introduces remote access in HomeKit for shared users, which Apple disabled after a security bug was uncovered.

According to 9to5Mac, that bug allowed unauthorized users access to smart home accessories (including garage doors). In response to the bug, Apple made changes on the server side of HomeKit. Now, the feature has seemingly been fixed.

Since iOS 11 launched in September, the software has experienced an alarming number of issues, from a weird autocorrect bug to an event that was crashing iPhones across the globe. Apple has been prompt about fixing problems that pop up, but it’s still worrisome to see such a frequency of issues.

Just this week, it was noted that users who accidentally delete Apple Pay Cash can’t get the service back. It’s unclear if that’s by design or a bug in iOS 11.2.

You can download iOS 11.2.1 right now.

Brandon Russell

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