IOS 11.2.1 rolls out with HomeKit fix

IOS 11.2.1 rolls out with HomeKit fix

The official release note says, "iOS 11.2.1 fixes bugs including an issue that could disable remote access to shared users of the Home app".

The brand spanking new iOS 11.2.1 resets a feature for an Apple product that isn't even available for sale yet. Other than that, the company has also outed the tvOS 11.2.1 update for Apple TV devices. Home is Apple's controlling app for HomeKit smarthome devices. Apparently, the bug allowed unauthorised access to HomeKit accessories that included smart locks and garage door openers.

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The iOS 11.2.1 over-the-air update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices by applying these simple steps. The latest iOS 11.2.1 update will now restore remote access functionality. Meanwhile, over in beta land, Apple's beamed out the iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 developer beta, so watch out for those in the weeks ahead. If you're near your computer, you can simply connect your device to iTunes and download via the iTunes desktop app however, if you're going wire-free, simply follow the instructions below... Today's update brings back the HomePod's remote access for shared users while the security vulnerability is now fully patched.

It has been mentioned that those devices on beta versions may need to be removed from their beta profiles and be rebooted to see the fix. There's also the usual bug fixes. It doesn't seem that Apple chose to include with its latest update, a fix for the glitch that prevents an iPhone user with Apple Pay Cash to reinstall the feature after deleting it from his or her phone.

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