IOS 11.2.1 rolls out with HomeKit fix

Grab the new iOS 11 update now

Apple's iOS 11.2.1 update comes with bug fixes, including for an issue where remote access for the Home app was disabled to shared users. 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.

Carrying the build numbers 15C153 for iOS 11.2.1 and 15K152 for tvOS 11.2.1, the new software updates have been pushed out via OTA (Over-the-Air) update system for eligible iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4th generation, and Apple TV 4K devices running the iOS 11.2 or tvOS 11.2 operating systems. The brand's also rolled out tvOS 11.2.1 to address the same issue. If anyone is keeping count, this is the eight update to hit users following the global rollout of iOS 11 a couple of months ago. The most significant thing that has been brought by the updates is the fix for a security vulnerability.

Apple's release notes come along the update which states that the HomeKit bug that allowed unauthorized access to HomeKit accessories including smart locks, which was fixed earlier by Apple on server-side, has now been completely resolved. Apple has now reportedly fixed the issue with iOS 11.2.1, although the fix has not been mentioned it explicitly in its update log.

To update, head on over to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, tap on General and select Software Update. Ditto for tvOS 11.2.1 which should also be available now.

When downloading or installing the iOS 11 update, it is best to rely on a stable WiFi connection for the same. Once it appears, click on Download and Install; the update will automatically get installed on the device.



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