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iOS 11.2.5 out for iPhone and iPad, rags irritating ‘text bomb’ bug

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No, we haven’t missed an refurbish — iOS 11.2.2 was expelled on Jan. 8 (which patched a Spectre bug in Safari’s WebKit), and now, Apple is releasing iOS 11.2.5, skipping over a integrate of teenager build numbers in a process.

So, with a chronicle numbering privileged up, what’s new in iOS 11.2.5?

Here’s a brief outline according to Apple’s recover notes:

iOS 11.2.5 includes support for HomePod and introduces a ability for Siri to review a news (US, UK, and Australia only). This refurbish also includes bug fixes and improvements.

Support for HomePod will concede users to set adult and automatically send their Apple ID, Apple Music, Siri, and Wi-Fi settings to their new HomePod (landing Feb. 9).

On a Siri front, a refurbish allows a voice partner to review a news, that can be activated with a elementary “Hey Siri, play a news.” Users can also ask for specific news categories such as sports, business, or music.

Other improvements and fixes:

  • Addresses an emanate that could means a Phone app to arrangement deficient information in a call list
  • Fixes an emanate that caused Mail notifications from some Exchange accounts to disappear from a Lock shade when unlocking iPhone X with Face ID
  • Addresses an emanate that could means Messages conversations to temporarily be listed out of order
  • Fixes an emanate in CarPlay where Now Playing controls turn nonchalant after mixed lane changes
  • Adds ability for VoiceOver to announce playback destinations and AirPod battery level

The refurbish also rags 10 confidence vulnerabilities, that embody 3 heart vulnerabilities that could concede applications to entrance limited memory, another heart bug that could concede an focus to run capricious code, a garland of audio, Core Bluetooth, and QuartzCore bugs that could lead to formula capricious formula execution, a WebKit bug that could lead to formula capricious formula execution, and a bug in a approach iOS rubbed certificates.

There’s also a repair for a annoying “text bomb” bug that authorised people to close adult your iPhone with a singular content message.

To download a update, go to Settings General Software Update (the elite way, and this approach a patch is usually about 175MB), or bond your iPhone to a mechanism using iTunes and afterwards lift out a refurbish (this is slower and downloads a whole iOS 11.2.5 package, that is several gigabytes, as against to usually a smaller update).

There are also updates for macOS and watchOS users that embody critical confidence updates, too.


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