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Apple releases iOS 17.1.1, tells iPhone users to update now

If it seems like it’s only been a few weeks since an iOS update, that’s because it is. Apple iOS 17.1 was released on October 24th and is currently iOS 17.1.1. Here’s what it is and how you can get it right away.

Which iPhones can run iOS 17.1.1?

This new update is compatible with all iPhones released since 2018. That means 2018’s iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr, followed by the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, as well as the iPhone 13, iPhone 14, and iPhone 15 series. Also includes 2nd and 3rd generation models of iPhone SE.

how to get

Installing new software couldn’t be easier. On your iPhone, open the Settings app, click General, then click Software Update. Then select “Download and Install” and your iPhone will be ready in no time. Seriously, it was faster to download and install it on my iPhone 15 Pro Max than it was to take my dog ​​for a late-night walk.So it’s a small update

Release contents

This is a useful update and is mainly here due to issues with wireless charging in some cars. Apple’s note details: “In rare cases, Apple Pay and other NFC features may become unavailable on iPhone 15 models after wireless charging in certain vehicles.”

Apple, always cautious, doesn’t say which car brands or models are affected, but this is likely the main reason Apple rushed the update ahead of the iOS 17.2 update expected in the coming weeks. .

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After all, Apple Pay is one of the most appreciated features, so if something goes wrong, you need to fix it ASAP. To be clear, there is no indication from Apple that Apple Pay may have become vulnerable to abuse, only that it suddenly became unavailable after wireless charging. And keep in mind that this only affects the latest iPhones (iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max).

Apple’s memo hints at a second aspect. It says, “Snow may not display correctly in the weather lock screen widget.” This seems like a trivial element to me, but it’s true that there have been reports of File His icon appearing in places where you would expect great animation or quietly falling snow. Perhaps the fact that winter is slowly creeping into the Northern Hemisphere is what spurred Apple into action, hoping to get things under control before a white Christmas or even a snowy Thanksgiving arrives.

Also today, we released new HomePod software, version 17.1.1. This fix concerns Siri on HomePod, which may be slow to respond to Siri requests or unable to complete them. You can install it manually by opening the HomePod Home app on your iPhone or iPad.

Apple also released macOS Sonoma 14.1.1, available on select Macs, including the new iMac and MacBook Pro with M3.

Finally, and perhaps just as importantly, the Apple Watch releases watchOS 10.1.1, which Apple describes as: “This update provides important bug fixes and resolves an issue that could cause the battery to drain faster for some users.” I’ve never run into this issue, but if you If there was, you’ll be glad it’s fixed.

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