IOS 11.2.1 rolls out with HomeKit fix

IOS 11.2.1 rolls out with HomeKit fix

The update contains few improvements and a fix related to the Homekit remote access for shared users.

It's been about a week and a half since Apple released iOS 11.2 for the iPhone and iPad, and it's now begun seeding out iOS 11.2.1 to fix a vulnerability lying hidden in the former. With the new updates, for both platforms, Apple has promptly restored access for all users. The flaw gave users unauthorised access to smart home accessories such as locks, garage and more in some situations. The new updates iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 re-enables remote access for users. Once downloaded, the update will restart the Apple TV once. A support representative from the company stated that the only way to get the Apple Pay Cash back to the user's phone is to completely delete and restore all system files since the feature is part of the iOS software.

As mentioned before, the update is available for iPhone, iPad or iPod devices by navigating to Settings General Software Update. 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...

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It's highly recommended that you install these updates on a spare device for testing purposes as it is uncertain at this point where this beta might fall short in terms of functionality. There's also the usual bug fixes.

The version numbers are a bit surprising since Apple hasn't released updates in between iOS 11.2.1 and iOS 11.2.5 beta and it's not clear where the intervening software builds went.