Apple has been having some not-so-delightful days given the number of bugs found in its macOS and iOS. While all of them are now addressed, there still remain a few bugs to be squashed. And to do that Apple has rolled out iOS 11.2.1 alongside tvOS 11.2.1.
The iOS 11.2.1 for iPhone and iPad models restore remote access for the HomeKit, using which developers can create apps for smart home. This was disabled for users last week in order to fix a vulnerability found in the Apple’s smart home framework. The flaw gave users unauthorised access to smart home accessories such as locks, garage and more in some situations. 9to5Mac says that tvOS 11.2.1 update is related to this fix.
The official release note says, “iOS 11.2.1 fixes bugs including an issue that could disable remote access to shared users of the Home app.” It has been mentioned that those devices on beta versions may need to be removed from their beta profiles and be rebooted to see the fix. It is not for sure if the iOS 11.2.1 brings a fix for the recent Apple Pay Cash reinstall bug.
As found by the iDrop News website few days ago, the glitch let users delete Apple Pay Cash feature for iMessage but doesn’t let them reinstall it. The report added that rebooting the device doesn’t help nor does checking the App Store. Enabling or disabling Apple Pay from the Settings page doesn’t solve the issue. The service is said to work fine for Siri.
When getting in touch with Apple Support, the website was told that since Apple Pay is a part of the OS, the only way users can get it back for iMessage is by completely wiping and restoring the device.
For what’s worth, Apple released its iOS 11.2 OS version slightly before its scheduled time in order to fix the ‘date’ bug