IOS 11.2 update brings Apple Pay Cash, faster wireless charging


iOS 11.2 isn't just bad news, as the update also brings with it support for Apple Pay Cash, the firm's long-awaited P2P payments service that lets iPhone-wielding pals send money via iMessage. This update is compatible with all the devices running on iOS 11. Apart from this, the update brings some other bug fixes and improvements, and also introduces Apple Pay Cash and faster wireless charging on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, among other things.

Users complained that the Springboard (iOS launcher) would crash and reboot the device after 12:15AM on December 2 when they received a push notification, points out GSM Arena. Apple recommended for users to manually change the date on their devices to an earlier date as a temporary workaround.

Phones with the glitch must have a notification feature, like a workout or medical app. Apple usually releases iOS update on Tuesday but to solve this issue it has released iOS 11.2 on Saturday itself. Additionally, now all the latest generation iPhones will be able to charge wirelessly with a 7.5W fast charger.

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As we can see from the video the the iOS 10.3.3 software boots up slightly faster than the new iOS 11.2 on the iPhone 5S. The update adds support in Podcasts to automatically advance to the next episode from the same show, and real-time text (RTT) phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing. The update also comes with various bug fixes and improvements. Only when 600MB update is installed should users turn back on notifications. It is advisable to use a Wi-Fi connection to download the over-the-air update. According to Mixpanel around 21% of iPhone users are running iOS 10.

Apple would fix the Face ID issue formally in the next iOS update.