Autofocus issue on Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus fixed with update to iOS 11.2.1

Autofocus issue on Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus fixed with update to iOS 11.2.1
A bug that was making it impossible for the rear camera to autofocus on some models of the Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, is easily exterminated by installing iOS 11.2.1. The latest build of Apple's mobile operating system launched yesterday mainly to return certain features to the unreleased Apple HomePod. The release of iOS 11.2 earlier this month opened a security vulnerability on the HomePod, which could have allowed a stranger to hack into the system and open a smartlock that was part of Apple's HomeKit accessory line.

Closing the vulnerability was done with a server-side update, which required Apple to disable the remote access for shared users on the HomePod. Yesterday's update restored the feature for Apple's smart speaker, set to launch early next year.

As for the autofocus issue, detective work by one iPhone user proved that the bug was introduced to the affected models through iOS 11.2. By rolling back his handset to iOS 11.1.2, he discovered that the autofocus problem disappeared. However, it returned once he reinstalled iOS 11.2. Yesterday's update to iOS 11.2.1 eliminates the issue completely.

source: RedmondPie

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16 Comments

3. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

My guts telling me that Apple is going to introduce with another bug with the update, seriously, they need to slow their pace down and iron out all the bugs before they release the updates.

4. nikhil23

Posts: 430; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Android devices : fewer bugs but it takes longer to get updated (2 updates in last 6 months for v8). iOS devices: lot of bugs, Almost daily updates( 9 updates in 3 months). It's up to the user to pick either one. It's just a personal preference. Lot of core apps on Android are updated through play store (no dependency on system update). I use Android and I never had to deal with a bug for more than a week or two

9. Peacetoall unregistered

"iOS devices: lot of bugs, Almost daily updates( 9 updates in 3 months). " you clearly don't understand the definition of daily updates.

10. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Definition of daily 1 a : occurring, made, or acted upon every day daily needs b : issued every day or every weekday a daily newspaper c : of or providing for every day a daily schedule 2 a : reckoned by the day average daily wage b : covering the period of or based on a day daily statistics 2B applies to Apple daily updates. Meaning it happens very often. It doesn't have to me every day. Its not like a daily routine like how people drink coffee. 9 updates in 3 months is rather "daily" by definition 2B

12. Peacetoall unregistered

even you don't understand the definition of daily updates. btw its only ios bugs which affect their users on daily basis

14. nikhil23

Posts: 430; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

I was a bit sarcastic and also they released 11.2 and 11.2.1 within a day ?

16. Peacetoall unregistered

okay cool everything is alright

5. jjface

Posts: 229; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

How about fixing the overly warm white balance.

6. nikhil23

Posts: 430; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

I looked at my friend's phone and it was really warm. When I asked about it, He said it was a feature (true tone display). Not sure if it's a bug or it's supposed to look like that

7. jjface

Posts: 229; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

They are still warm when you print them out or transfer to a computer. It isn't about the screen. I believe apple intentionally skewed it to make photos seem more appealing but it stinks. I like the more natural colors older iphones produced.

8. nikhil23

Posts: 430; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Ahh. I didn't knew that. I do know that the display is overly warm, especially indoors.

13. Peacetoall unregistered

its not warm its you viewing it wrong. by apple definition- go get your eyes check

21. Xilam unregistered

Nikhil. I think you’re referring to the night mode feature - that can be adjusted to your preference, intensity and schedule when it turns on or not. There’s also a screen color management (I used to use dark red for night viewing without waking my eyes. But it can be adjusted to any hue, color, luminosity, balance, or contrast with sliders. You can then (if you want) apply it to the triple click manu in the accessibility options, and you can switch between different colors on demand within a second. Open settings>swipe down anywhere on screen (search should appear)>type: color filters. To add to triple click menu: same as above, but in search type in>accessibility shortcut. This will show you positions you can toggle for triple-click menu (when you press home button three times). All these are features and no “you’re not using it wrong”.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

IOS 11 is plain and simply. A bug infested mess of an update. All the insanely fast update mess, wouldn't he needed if they'd stop breaking the software in the first place. Queue the slow android update flock. I'm glad I took my X back, just not worth the money.

22. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1550; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I notice a certain troll won't post on articles where flaws or problems with Apple are brought forward. Wonder why that is? In any case doesn't change the fact Apple releases bugged and flawed software while using their customers as beta testers because they are too cheap to hire some or pay for testing.

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