New software program for the iPhone has arrived.
If it looks as if it's solely been a few weeks since an iOS replace dropped, that's as a result of it's. Apple iOS 17.1 arrived on October 24, and now there's iOS 17.1.1. Right here's what's in it and how one can get it right away.
Which iPhones Can Run iOS 17.1.1?
This new replace is appropriate with all iPhones launched in 2018 or later. Meaning iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr from 2018, then iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Professional, iPhone 11 Professional Max, plus the iPhone 13, iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 sequence. It additionally contains iPhone SE second- and third-generation fashions.
How To Get It
To set up the brand new software program couldn't be less complicated. On the iPhone, open the Settings app, click on Common, then Software program Update. Then select Obtain and Set up, and your iPhone will likely be prepared very quickly. Significantly, it was faster to obtain and set up on an iPhone 15 Professional Max than to take my canine for her late-night stroll. It's a small replace, in different phrases
What's In The Launch
It is a helpful replace and it's principally right here due to a problem with wi-fi charging in some vehicles. Apple's notes spell it out: "In uncommon circumstances, Apple Pay and different NFC options could grow to be unavailable on iPhone 15 fashions after wi-fi charging in sure vehicles."
Apple, ever discreet, doesn't point out which manufacturers or fashions of vehicles are affected, however I'd say that is the primary motive Apple has rushed the replace out forward of the iOS 17.2 replace anticipated in coming weeks.
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In any case, Apple Pay is certainly one of its most extremely prized options, so for one thing to go incorrect with it might want an pressing repair. To be clear, there's no suggestion by Apple that it may need left Apple Pay susceptible to abuse, quite that it was instantly unavailable after being wirelessly charged. And, bear in mind, it's solely the very newest iPhones that are affected by this: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Professional and iPhone 15 Professional Max.
There's a second facet alluded to in Apple's notes. It says, "Climate Lock Display screen widget could not accurately show snow." This appears a extra minor component to me, although it's true there had been experiences of a file icon showing the place a splendid animation or nonetheless of softly falling snow had been anticipated. Maybe the truth that we're now sliding slowly into winter within the northern hemisphere nudged Apple into motion, to kind it earlier than a White Christmas, or perhaps a snowy Thanksgiving, arrives.
New software program for the Apple Watch has landed, too.
Additionally immediately got here new HomePod software program, model 17.1.1, and this repair is all about Siri in HomePod the place Siri responded slowly to requests or failed to finish them. You'll be able to manually set up it by opening HomePod int eh House app in your iPhone or iPad.
Apple additionally launched macOS Sonoma 14.1.1 which is offered for some Macs, together with the brand new iMac and MacBook Professional with M3.
Lastly, and maybe simply as importantly, Apple Watch sees the discharge of watchOS 10.1.1, and Apple describes it like this: "This replace gives vital bug fixes and addresses a problem that might trigger the battery to empty extra shortly for some customers." I by no means had this situation, however for those who did, oh boy, you'll be glad it's now mounted.
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