Apple Releases iOS 11.2 With Apple Pay Cash, Faster 7.5W Wireless Charging, Other Bugs Fix


Apple released the next update for iOS 11 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch., the released iOS 11.2, became the second major update to the iOS 11 operating system. The main innovation of which was the function Apple Pay Cash, which allows you to request, send and receive money transfers within Apple Pay through Messaging or with the help of Siri. It also follows several other smaller bug fix updates.

While the option is available only for the US, but in the future should come to other regions. Also, iOS 11.2 contains bug fixes and increased system performance. So, officially announced the function of fast wireless charging, which we reported a little earlier , improved stabilization of video cameras, HealthKit added support for the data of the descent in winter sports, and introduced three new types of live wallpaper for the iPhone X.

This Newly released iOS 11.2 update is available on all eligible devices over the Air in the device Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings –> General –> Software Update.

For the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus iOS 11.2 appears to introduce faster 7.5W wireless charging speeds through compatible Qi-based wireless charging accessories. At 7.5W charging speeds, the three new iPhones are able to charge faster wirelessly than with the standard 5W wired iPhone power adapter.

When it comes to the iPhone X interface, iOS 11.2 adds a small bar underneath the status bar icons located at the upper right side of the Lock screen, which is designed to make the location of the Control Center gesture more clear. On the iPhone X, Control Center is accessed by swiping down from the top of the device.

There are multiple bug fixes in the update, including a fix for an animation bug in the Calculator app that caused some numbers and symbols to be ignored when entered in rapid succession. The update removes the animations from the calculator app so calculations can be done quickly with no need to pause between entering numbers to obtain the correct result.

The update also addresses a date bug that caused continual crashing in iOS 11.1.2 after December 2. The problem was linked to local notifications, and according to a support document, it is fixed in iOS 11.2. iPhone and iPad users experiencing this bug should turn off notifications and then install iOS 11.2.

Other new features in iOS 11.2 include redesigned camera emojis and other emoji tweaks, a new loading animation for Live Photos effects, and Live wallpapers for the iPhone X. For developers, the update introduces a new feature that allows them to offer new customers discounted introductory pricing for auto-renewable subscriptions in the App Store. Full release notes for the update are available below:

Apple Pay Cash (US Only) 

iOS 11.2 introduces Apple Pay Cash to send, request, and receive money from friends and family with Apple Pay. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements. Send, request, and receive money from friends and family with Apple Pay in Messages or by asking Siri.

Other improvements and fixes

  • Adds support for faster wireless charging on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X with compatible third-party accessories 
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent Music controls from displaying on the Lock Screen 
  • Adds support for real-time text (RTT) phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing 
  • Adds support in Podcasts to automatically advance to the next episode from the same show 
  • Adds support in HealthKit for downhill snow sports distance as a data type 
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent users from deleting recent photos when iCloud storage is exceeded 
  • Addresses an issue where Find My iPhone sometimes wouldn’t display a map 
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent Music controls from displaying on the Lock Screen 
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent Music controls from displaying on the Lock Screen 
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to appear to be checking for new messages even when a download is complete 
  • Fixes an issue that could cause cleared Mail notifications from Exchange accounts to reappear 
  • Fixes an issue that could cause app icons to be arranged incorrectly on the Home Screen 
  • Fixes an issue in Messages where the keyboard could overlap the most recent message 
  • Fixes an issue in Calculator where typing numbers rapidly could lead to incorrect results 
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent swiping to Today View or Camera from the Lock Screen 
  • Improves stability in Calendar 
  • Improves video camera stabilization 
  • Improves VoiceOver stability in Messages, Settings, App Store, and Music 
  • Introduces three new Live wallpapers for iPhone X 
  • Resolves an issue where Settings could open to a blank screen
  • Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from announcing incoming Notifications

Update: We’re seeing several reports that Apple Pay Cash is not available in the release version of iOS 11.2. Given that this update was released at an unusual time, it may not be activated as of yet. It’s likely we’ll see Apple Pay Cash become available early next week.


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