Apple made the largely irregular move of releasing a major iOS update recently, hours after an iOS 11 bug began crashing iPhones. A bug in iOS 11.1.2 began making iPhones crash in third party apps if they utilize repeating warnings for things like reminders. Apple’s release of iOS 11.2 addresses the issue and incorporates a variety of new features.
Apple typically releases updates on Tuesday, so this seems to have been issued ahead of schedule to settle the crash issue. It was an issue with notifications, as software engineer Yoshimasa Niwa noted on Twitter.
If you have an app that has local notification with repeating settings, it will crash iOS Springboard on Dec. 2 (Tomorrow!) Here is a reproducible app by @takayamahttps://t.co/ecEoxFN2hM
— Yoshimasa Niwa (@niw) December 2, 2017
The iPhone maker likewise posted a help support article directing those affected by the incidents. It boils down to going into Settings > Notifications and setting “Allow Notifications” to off for each application. Once that is done, the article says, you’re ready to update to iOS 11.2. The most recent iOS update likewise includes some extra highlights and fixes, including support for Apple Pay Cash (however it’s not initiated yet), quicker remote charging for iPhone 8/X gadgets, new live wallpapers, and more.
Apple Pay Cash will be accessible inside the Messages application (once servers are live), and enables iPhone clients to send cash through iMessage, much like Venmo. Money is then saved on an Apple Pay Cash card inside the Wallet application on iOS 11.2, and can be utilized to buy products through Apple Pay or transferred to a bank account.
This isn’t the first time clients have kept running into issues with the most recent Apple operating system. A collection of apparent arbitrary bugs has been clear since the launch, and keeping in mind that Apple is currently attempting to settle them, new ones keep surfacing.