Apple releases iOS 11.2.1 to restore limited HomeKit functionality

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After installing the latest iOS update, the device displays the "Face ID is not available" prompt upon accessing the face unlock feature.

The security bulletin that accompanied the updates reveals that HomeKit bug allowed a remote attacker to unexpectedly alter application state, and that the message handling issue was addressed with improved input validation. The update contains few improvements and a fix related to the Homekit remote access for shared users.

The new update is roughly 60MB to 70MB in size and also fixes an autofocus issue that some iPhone and iPad users reportedly faced after updating to iOS 11.2.




The iOS 11.2.1 software update restores remote access in HomeKit for shared users which was temporarily disabled last week due to a vulnerability. The update is available for iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later and iPod touch 6th generation. Also, you should back up your data, and ensure that your device has over 50 percent of charge or connected to a power source before beginning the update process. In order to check for the update, users need to go to Settings General Software Update to check for the update. 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. Further, if your device runs beta software, you may have to remove "beta profiles" and then reboot before manually checking for the update.

Apple recently released their iOS 11.2 update, this morning we heard about the new iOS 11.2.1 update and now there is the new iOS 11.2.5 beta 1.

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