Apple has finally released the new version iOS 11.2 with a substantial change it introduces Apple pay cash. The second major update of the year is released by Apple with a handful of new features and bugs fixes. Since iOS 11 launched in September, users faced a lot of problems which prompted Apple to launch a new software update to fix all the issues. In this concern, Apple got concerned and introduced a new update to solve the glitches. The update is available on all devices, you can update it by heading to the Settings> General> Software update.
IOS 11.2 came with a major update with all new features and worrisome bug fixes. It’s so ambitious in introducing a bunch of new with an addition of Apple pay cash, peer-to-peer payment service.
Apple Pay Cash
Apple’s peer-to-peer payment services allow the user to send and receive money via messages or by asking Siri. Use your debit or credit card to add money to your Apple wallet, you can transfer money in real. This a simple and quick way to transfer and request form money friends and family. There’s no need to download any app and it’s a secure method with the two-way authentication method.
Wireless & fast charging
Apple introduced fast 7.5W wireless charging through compatible wireless Qi charging, which is an upgrade from 5W. According to Apple, the iPhones can charge up to 45 to 60% within 30 minutes. Wireless fast charging supports iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X but the users need wireless charging accessories that supports 7.5 watts.
A new addition to the control center is a minor tweak feature. In the iPhone X, the control center adds a status bar icon at the top right corner of the lock screen to make it more clear and visible. In iPhone X, the control center is accessed by swiping down. Moreover, on all the devices there are two pop-up windows that are displayed when using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi that explains that the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are disabled temporarily until tomorrow.
Do Not Disturb While Driving
There’s a new feature added in do not disturb while driving. This is a game-changing feature of the new update, you can choose to activate it automatically from the settings when the car is connected to Bluetooth or manually activate it from the control center.
Another most important feature is home kit got secured. When iOS 11.2 launched it provided hackers an unauthentic way to get access to Home kit. Keeping in mind the security concern, Apple disabled remote access for shared users and vulnerability is made secure.
New Live Wallpapers
The new addition within the new update is the introduction of 3 live wallpapers, animation videos, and live photo effects for the iPhone X. While some people love to see the live wallpapers on their screen, it relatively drains your phone battery.
Emojis got tweaked
Another minor yet prominent feature is the revised emojis. Although, the emojis are pretty much the same there are few additions that are tweaked.
In the previous update, it didn’t have any option to control notifications of Apple app. with the new update, you can now control the TV that can now be turned on through Settings.
- Add supports in health for kit downhill snow sports distance as a type.
- Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to appear to be checking for new messages even when a download is complete.
- Fixes an issue that could cause app icons to be arranged incorrectly on the Home Screen.
- Improves video camera stabilization.
- Addresses an issue where Find My iPhone sometimes wouldn’t display a map.
- Fixed issue where cleared emails in Mail would reappear from Exchange accounts.
- Fixed issue where you couldn’t delete recent photos when iCloud storage limit is exceeded.
- Improves Voiceover stability in Messages, Settings, App Store and Music.
- Adds support for Podcasts to automatically advance to the next episode from the same show.
- Fixes an issue in Calculator where typing numbers rapidly could lead to incorrect results.
Wrapping it up, these are some of the prominent new introductions and improvements in the new iOS 11.2 software update. If you want to get started with these features, head straight to the settings and install it now. Get a flawless experience with the current version and if you’re feeling lazy, wait for the Apple’s next software release.
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