Apple today released the iOS 11.2 update for all the compatible iPhone, iPad, iPod touch devices. This update is compatible with all the devices running on iOS 11. Apple was expected to release the iOS 11.2 update in the third week of December. However, it seems as if the company has moved up its timeline due to the date bug that had caused various devices to crash after 12:15 AM on December 2.
Amongst all the bug fixes and features, iOS 11.2 majorly includes Apple Pay Cash and fast wireless charging support for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and the X. The Apple Pay Cash feature was teased by the company earlier this year at WWDC. This feature is now integrated into the Messaging app and lets people send, request and receive money from their contacts through a message. Additionally, now all the latest generation iPhones will be able to charge wirelessly with a 7.5W fast charger.
As for the rest of the features that this update brings, you have three new Live wallpapers, improvements in the video stabilization, support to automatically advance to the next episode of the same show in Podcasts and includes downhill snow sports distance as a data type in HealthKit.
The update has been released to better the experience of users. However, a report by 9to5Mac states that some iPhone X users, after updating, are facing issues with the FaceID not working. If you are facing this problem, it can be simply fixed for now by a reboot. Apple may release a fix for the FaceID bug in the next update shortly.