iOS 11.2: New features and changes

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Apple officially released iOS 11.2 to the public only one month after the launch of iOS 11.1. iOS 11.2 is the second major update to the company’s iOS 11 operating system for iPhone and iPad. The update doesn’t include significant changes, but it comes with a lot of bug fixes and improvements

To help you get the most out of Apple’s latest software update, we have compiled a list of the notable iOS 11.2 features and changes. To get iOS 11.2 software update, head to Settings > General > Software Update and install any available updates.

  1. Date bug fix

A lot of iPhone owners have reported that their iPhone crashes as December 2nd rolls out. Apple has acknowledged the issue and officially released the fix. The Cupertino company recommends that users update their device to iOS 11.2 to fix the annoying bug. If you cannot perform the update and change the date to last week. After that, do a hard reset and download the update.

If you now own an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X, the method used to hard reset your device is quite different than past iPhone models. Press and release the Volume Up button, then press and release the Volume Down button and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

  1. Calculator App bug

Last week, a number of iPhone and iPad owners discovered a Calculator app bug that saw 1 + 2 + 3 fail to equal to 6. Fortunately, the bug has been removed in the iOS 11.2 update, so make sure you are now up to date. To update your device, go to Settings > General > Software Update and install any available updates.

  1. Apple Pay Cash

Apple Pay Cash was first introduced back at this year’s WWDC, allowing users to send and receive money in the stock Messages app. However, the feature was nowhere to be found in the final version of iOS 11.

With iOS 11.2, Apple has finally made Apple Pay Cash an essential part of its mobile operating system. From now on, users can use Apple Pay to pay and get paid right in Messages app. To use Apple Pay Cash, you first need to link your credit card to Apple Pay Cash card and then add money to your card.

To send and receive money in Messages, launch the Messages app, then head to any conversation and hit the Apple Pay icon. After that, enter the amount and tap on Send.

  1. Connectivity popups in Control Center

iOS 11 has changed how toggles for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth work. To turn off completely Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, you need to head to Settings and turn off the switches. With iOS 11.2 update, iPhone and iPad will get new popups that explain the new behavior.

In iOS 11, if you toggle off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth in Control Center, your device will re-connect to your default connection the next day.

  1. TV app updates

In iOS 11.2, Apple’s stock TV app receives a notable change that allows iPhone and iPad owners to watch live sports. You can also replay the older games and mark a team as a favorite to make sure you won’t miss any games.

Also read: How to move health data to your iPhone or Apple Watch

Don’t forget to share with us how your experience has been with iOS 11.2 so far in the section below.

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