Apple has released iOS 11.2, its fastest beta to live update yet for its mobile devices in the last couple of days. This update brings quite and few changes which include bug fixes and a new feature called Apple Pay Cash, and also enables 7.5W fast charging for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X devices.
And here you can check out the changelog to see what is new in iOS 11.2:
- iOS 11.2 introduces Apple Pay Cash to send, request and receive money from friends and family with Apple Pay. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website.Other improvements and fixes:
- Adds support for faster wireless charging on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X with compatible third-party accessories.
- Introduces three new Live wallpapers for iPhone X.
- Improves video camera stabilization.
- Adds support in Podcasts to automatically advance to the next episode from the same show.
- Adds support in HealthKit for downhill snow sports distance as a data type.
- Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to appear to be checking for new messages even when a download is complete.
- Fixes an issue that could cause cleared Mail notifications from Exchange accounts to reappear.
- Improves stability in Calendar.
- Resolves an issue where Settings could open to a blank screen.
- Fixes an issue that could prevent swiping to Today View or Camera from the Lock Screen.
- Addresses an issue that could prevent Music controls from displaying on the Lock Screen.
- Fixes an issue that could cause app icons to be arranged incorrectly on the Home Screen.
- Addresses an issue that could prevent users from deleting recent photos when iCloud storage is exceeded.
- Addresses an issue where Find My iPhone sometimes wouldn’t display a map.
- Fixes an issue in Messages where the keyboard could overlap the most recent message.
- Fixes an issue in Calculator where typing numbers rapidly could lead to incorrect results.
- Addressed an issue where the keyboard could respond slowly.
- Adds support for real-time text (RTT) phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing.
- Improves VoiceOver stability in Messages, Settings, App Store and Music.
- Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from announcing incoming Notifications.
Now that you have had a look at what’s new in the new update get on with the update process itself.
Basically, there are two methods to update your iOS. The first is the over the air method where your device downloads the update and installs it (which we will be talking about today). And the second one a clean install method where the user does the update manually by downloading the files.
The over the air method is the most convenient for updating and requires little to no effort on the user’s part. So just follow the following simple steps to complete it.
- Make sure you have 50% or more battery life on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. If not, then you will be required to connect your device to a charger.
- Connect to a WiFi network. You cannot download iOS updates over cellular data.
- Launch the Settings app.
- Navigate to General > Software Update.
- As soon as the update shows up, tap on the Download and Install button underneath. This will initiate the download process.
- Once the download is complete, you will be prompted to install the update. Tap on Install Now.
- Your device will now restart and the iOS 11.2 update will install.