Apple Releases iOS 11.2.1 with Home App Remote Access Fix

Apple Releases iOS 11.2.1 with Home App Remote Access Fix

The update contains few improvements and a fix related to the Homekit remote access for shared users.

Apple releases iOS 11.2.1 update for iPhone and iPad. The brand's also rolled out tvOS 11.2.1 to address the same issue. Home is Apple's controlling app for HomeKit smarthome devices.

It was a pretty nasty bug, letting unauthorized people access your home accessories including locks and garage door openers.


Both iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 should be available via an over the air update right now, so head on to the settings app to update your devices. Apple has now reportedly fixed the issue with iOS 11.2.1, although the fix has not been mentioned it explicitly in its update log. The latest iOS 11.2.1 update will now restore remote access functionality. Apple is now following that up with the first ever betas of iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2 and tvOS 11.2.5.

While Apple is rolling out new software updates on a regular basis, recently, its operating systems seem to be quite prone to security vulnerabilities. After installing the latest iOS update, the device displays the "Face ID is not available" prompt upon accessing the face unlock feature. Users will need a live internet connection to download and install the update, which is around 69.1 MB in size on iOS. After this update, the vulnerability is fully patched and remote access for shared users is secure.

Apple iPhone, iPad users can go to Settings app General Software Update and check for the update. The update brings features like Apple Pay Cash, faster wireless charging support and several bug fixes.

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