Bug on iOS 11.1.2. causes some Apple iPhone models to continuously crash starting December 2nd (UPDATE)

Bug on iOS 11.1.2. causes some Apple iPhone models to continuously crash starting December 2nd (UPDATE)
UPDATE: Apple has issued iOS 11.2, which solves the date-related crashing issue.

A bug affecting iPhone units around the world running on iOS 11.1.2 is causing the devices to continuously crash once the date changes to December 2nd, and a time-based notification is received. What is setting off this bug are apps with local notifications that send out repeating reminders such as meditation apps Headspace or Calm. Both of these apps push out reminders to users reminding them to take time to meditate. Ironically, apps like these are now bound to cause severe anxiety for those who have them installed on their iPhone. The notifications need to come from within the phone to cause the problem, as opposed to being generated from a server located remotely.

In countries where it is already afternoon on December 2nd, like Australia, Apple Stores have been swamped with iPhone users experiencing the problem. Apple staff members have reportedly told iPhone owners to set the date back a few days, although that can create separate problems for other apps that won't work because the date on the phone won't match the date on these apps' servers. Others are disabling notifications and background refreshes for apps. Reinstalling apps has absolutely no effect, so don't waste your time by doing that.

No doubt, things are at red alert in Cupertino and there is sure to be confusion and panic as the world wakes up to this global iPhone issue. If your iPhone is not crashing over and over again, then you are not affected and you should leave your phone alone. On the other hand, if your handset is crashing, it would seem that the best move is to disable all notifications on apps that send regular reminders. If that doesn't work, moving the date back should be your last resort.

We should hear from Apple during the course of the next few hours. As soon as there is something to tell you about this bug, we will pass it along right away. Keep checking in right here!

source: reddit via MacRumors



1. Papa_Ji

Posts: 912; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

APPLE products and services are even worse then Chinese products....

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

iOS11 seems to have more bugs than the very first Windows 10 Mobile beta build! Quite something, eh? G'Day!

16. Nopers unregistered

I wouldn’t go that far, Windows 10 mobile was a mess even on the latest update.


Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Ios 11 ruined iphone 6 device and below, really really slow and laggy animations

23. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

*than Btw, Apple IS a Chinese product.

33. nodes

Posts: 1164; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

almost everything is chinese product then.

2. palmguy

Posts: 988; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Well, the phone crashes magically :-)

3. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Nothing here as usual....

5. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1485; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

And even if there was, you sure as hell wouldn't admit it.

9. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Yes I agree with you. Ps. 11.2 is AVAILABLE and it solved the problem for the users that have it.

35. cmdacos

Posts: 4386; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

And will bring more issues. This is the new Apple...

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

No wonder iOS get update really often since the new update is just to fix the things they break with the last update, while giving another bug that they'll fix in future update.. Basically iOS users is permanent beta tester

12. mariosraptor

Posts: 190; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

I’ve seen how many updates the Pixels are getting. Hahaha. One after any. A PR disaster.

8. iushnt

Posts: 3174; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

No problem with mine ..

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

11.2 is now available and it solved everything.

11. mariosraptor

Posts: 190; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

The best thing is to keep your phone updated. Update to 11.2. Already out

13. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Apple should really take some responsibility and fix the damn iOS already. It's been nearly 2 months since iOS 11 was introduced and still there are silly bugs like this?? This is unacceptable Apple. Apple should assign a special software engineering team permanently to fix bugs and streamline the OS.

18. Peacetoall unregistered

but but but apple is perfect they can never make mistake 1+2+3= 24

19. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

We all love Apple...

30. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

NO , we don't

22. Tipus

Posts: 913; Member since: Sep 30, 2016


29. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Wait, did that come from your keyboard. You are admitting Apple has problems.

34. lyndon420

Posts: 6915; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Check out comment #9. Something in the air or drinking water perhaps?! lol

15. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

It seems Apple QA/QC team still in holidays after the introduction of iPhone 6.

17. collin3000

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

And they "fixed" it by pushing the latest beta of 11.2 which had been out only hours as a an official update. *Facepalm"

20. brasstax

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

But isn't it supposed to just work?

25. mike121989

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 02, 2017

It’s already been fixed....

26. ezfidel

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Y is this news? Seriously, isn't iPhones crashing, a regular thing?

27. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Keep dreaming...

28. Selenia

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 02, 2017

As much as I don't like iPhones, I remember the pain of feeling like a beta tester as an Android user. Aside from my feelings of how iPhones operate and how limited they are, the problem I see with my fellow Apple friends is that they pretty much have to be on the latest version of iOS to do the things that you want to do, even if you have an older model that doesn't handle it very well. That also makes bugs like these a real show stopper. At least with Android, you can buy models that are supported by some really stable custom roms, if you don't like beta testing for Google. If you choose to remain stock, just get a device that is updated on Google's schedule and avoid any version that ends in .0 (initial releases) and you should be fine. Took me awhile to learn that, but I am much happier for it. I do miss the stability of older platforms like Blackberry, PalmOS, Windows mobile, Symbian, and even the not that old but defunct Windows phone. Not saying that I would want to go back to any of them. Today's iPhones and Androids are much more capable but it does come at a price.

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