Bizarre chapter in Apple iPhone history ends with iOS 11.2 update

Bizarre chapter in Apple iPhone history ends with iOS 11.2 update
One of the most bizarre chapters in the history of the Apple iPhone thankfully came to an end this morning when Apple pushed out iOS 11.2. A strange bug related to the date was causing iPhone units running iOS 11.1.2 to crash in a continuous loop. Setting off the loop were apps sending out local notifications with repeating reminders. That included several meditation apps such as Headspace or Calm.

Some had pushed the date on their iPhone back a few days, which reportedly was Apple's initial suggestion for a quick workaround. However, this disabled several apps including Twitter. But all of that is in the past thanks to the new update. To install iOS 11.2, follow these directions:

  • Tap Settings > Notifications.
  • Tap an app, then turn off Allow Notifications.
  • Repeat this step for each app.
  • Update your device to iOS 11.2.
  • After updating, tap Settings > Notifications and turn Allow Notifications on again for each app.

In addition to fixing the crippling date bug, iOS 11.2 also brings Apple Pay Cash to the iPhone.  That is the feature that allows iOS users to send peer to peer payments using iMessage. While the update enables the feature to run on compatible models, the actual service is not expected to launch until next week. Additionally, the update adds faster 7.5W wireless charging for the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X, enhanced stabilization for video recording, three new live wallpapers for the iPhone X, and a new Podcasts app

source: Apple

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31 Comments

1. lyndon420

Posts: 6718; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Sure...but did they ever get the daylight savings time bug figured out? That's been a thing for like 2 or 3 years now.

6. Peacetoall unregistered

and new chapter of bugs will began with ios 11.3

13. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Very smart comment....keep it up...

16. cmdacos

Posts: 4088; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Face ID is now broken for some on 11.2... lmao 9to5mac.com/2017/12/02/face-id-not-working-on-ipho​ne-x-after-updating-to-ios-11-2-a-reboot-should-fi​x-it/

17. mike121989

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 02, 2017

I have 0 issues.

2. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 191; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

But... but... Apple are perfect!

3. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I think iOS 11 (as far as actual quality/buginess) will go down as the worst iOS update EVER. If there's a silver lining, it's that iOS 12 should be ridiculously stable, because now Apple has something to prove, and a reputation to repair. Kind of like how after the iOS 8 update was like 8GB in file size, Apple made a big deal about how small iOS 9 was.

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4088; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You're thinking of the Apple of old. The new Apple doesn't have quality control in its priority list...

9. JohnR

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

The new Apple?

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4088; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Yes, the new Apple that can't get it's sh1t together...

18. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

The "Apple of old" was around literally 2 years ago. It's not hard to go back to that.

20. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

IOS updates since IOS 7 have been bad, there is absolutely no reason to think IOS 12 will be any better.

21. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Only when you've experienced iOS 7 first hand will you understand how bad it could be. My iOS 7 device would restart itself randomly multiple times everyday

22. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

I wouldn't go that far, iOS 8 still holds that crown with loads of patches/updates released on top of the base version...

4. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Isn't it the plan to make older iPhone models buggy? Did they overdid this time?

5. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 715; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

I have an ipad mini 2 running on ios 11. And it runs flawlessly. However. I didn't update to the latest 11.2.

28. srgonu

Posts: 533; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Yes, my iPad 2 responds after a second and freezes every now and then

8. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Just got an Iphone 7 from work last week. It has worked flawlessly so far. I updated it to the latest version when I got it and updated to 11.2 today.

10. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

I think is safe to say iOS no longer carries the flags of stability and good optimization. I just switched from iOS to Android because of that. Also, Android nowadays does a lot of things better or, at least, as good as Android. I am not a fam boy of any of the platforms and this year was a scandal for Apple and iOS. I don't know what is happening with the software team or if good, stable software stopped being a priority but Apple needs to turn things around if they want to continue holding those flags. In the last few years Apple started making iOS more opened and customizable but they can't afford to lose the stability side of things. The amount of bugs I encountered in my last few times of iOS was astonishing. Not even android had so many problems ever as 11.0 did

11. ahmadkun

Posts: 561; Member since: May 02, 2016

If i get 1$ every time apple pushs an update for ios .. Maybe you could see my picture on the dollar

12. apple-rulz

Posts: 2010; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I downloaded iOS 11.2, and no Apple Pay Cash. I checked several forums, and numerous people have complained about how the feature is missing. After Apples string of colossal software screwups, someone, or several people high up, really need to be fired. My favorite features of iMessage and Apple Music notwithstanding, all these problems, coupled with the monstrosity of the iPhone X, make totally jumping ship seem like a very attractive prospect, in my opinion.

19. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Apple Pay Cash is only activated in the US.

23. apple-rulz

Posts: 2010; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I’m in the USA.

24. iushnt

Posts: 3085; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

And on carrier phones.

25. apple-rulz

Posts: 2010; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I’m on AT&T.

27. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

You need to wait until the servers to be active! Are you in control of the servers too?

26. Papa_Ji

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Apple-rulz.... It's time to upgrade to Galaxy..

14. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Damage control

29. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

I think moving on forward all they gotta do is probably widen the scope and be more aggressive at handling the public beta. Also a simpler bug reporting tool/tracker that any wannabe Taylor Swift level luddite can use would immensely improve on potential snafus hunting. But Apple have to be more pragmatic and transparent is all. See here in Android camp only Pixel, Nexus and some Android One user bases have the "luxury" to be able to participate on any latest builds. Compare that to the whole spectrum of the current active Android install base, safe to say it's a whole other kind of public beta. OEMs just excuse themselves from updates after the fact. It's a good albeit becoming a recurring lesson to all sides...

31. farbodght

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 13, 2014

Not an I Oh Yes fan...it's just paying for s**t.

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