IOS 11.2.1 rolls out with HomeKit fix

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It's a serious threat to security, which is why Apple immediately issued a server side fix that didn't require an update.

Earlier this month Apple was forced to hurriedly roll out iOS 11.2 to fix the latest round of glitches and bugs that have plagued iOS 11.

Apple has started rolling out the iOS 11.2.1 update for its iPhone, iPod and iPad devices.

Last week it was discovered that there was a vulnerability in iOS 11's HomeKit, in which apparently when exploited, it would allow the hacker to gain control of HomeKit-connected devices. Apple TV users will also get the tvOS 11.2.1 update. But, the highlight of the said update is the Apple Pay Cash feature. Following the latest software update, HomeKit vulnerability is patched and users can now restore the functionality by updating their iOS devices.

Here's you should update iPhone iPad and iPods right nowKVN Rohit IBTimes India
Here's you should update iPhone iPad and iPods right nowKVN Rohit IBTimes India

Compared to previous iOS updates, iOS 11 seems to have been the most problematic, with the patience of even the most ardent of Apple fans being tested by what appears to be a never ending onslaught of software problems. The update is available for iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later and iPod touch 6th generation.

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users can download this update by going into Settings General Software Update and checking for the update. The tvOS 11.2.1, meanwhile, is available to download for Apple TV 4 and 4K model.

When downloading or installing the iOS 11 update, it is best to rely on a stable WiFi connection for the same. Apple iOS users who have not installed updates from the last few pushed out by the company might find the size of this current update to be slightly larger.

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