Apple iOS flaw involving apps with frequent reminders is reportedly causing iPhone and iPad to crash, with the dated flaw taking a big hit on December 2. If you've been hit, here's what you can do to get your devices running smoothly and safely again.
Affected users are required to turn off notifications for all the apps and update their device to latest software, iOS 11.2. Then, they can turn on notifications for apps back.
The company released iOS 11.2 on Saturday, which apart from fixing the iOS flaw, also came with a slew of new features, like the Apple Pay Cash and faster wireless charging to supported iPhones.
While Apple Pay Cash opens up the ability to send cash to friends and family over iMessage, the service is currently available for U.S. users only.
Other fixes available with iOS 11.2 include:
- Fixes for flaw that could cause Mail to appear to be checking for new messages even when retrieval is complete
- Fixes issue with swiping to Today View or Camera from the Lock Screen
- Fixes issue that causes app icons to be disarranged on the Home Screen
- Fixes Calculator flaw in where typing numbers rapidly could lead to incorrect results
- Fixes issue that could prevent users from deleting recent photos when iCloud storage is exceeded
- Fixes issue with Find My iPhone which sometimes wouldn't display a map
- Fixes issue in Messages where the keyboard could overlap the most recent message
Apple in a support post recommends that if you're affected by any of this bugs, simply update your device to iOS 11.2. for the fixes to be applied.
The company also issued a fix for the "root" flaw on Mac, which vulnerability allowed anyone to log in to your MacBook running on MacOS High Sierra without requiring a password, by simply typing in the username "root" and leaving the password field blank.