Since December 2, iPhone users worldwide have noticed their phones crashing for no apparent reasons. Apple has rapidly handled the problem and already issued an update to fix the bug, which, Apple says was caused by an App Store app installed that sends local notifications, once you hit December 2, 2017, local time.
iOS 11.2 is now live with a fix for this issue. Apple Support recommends disabling notifications for each app and then installing the update and to also to make a backup before you update your device using iCloud or iTunes.
🚨 How to fix iOS 11 springboard crash bug (updated, please RT).
If you’re experiencing repeated crashes:
1. Turn off notifications for any App Store app that sends local notifications.
2. Update to iOS 11.2 release.
— Rene Ritchie (@reneritchie) December 2, 2017
If you would prefer to, you can also update your iPhone using iTunes.
If the crash persists after the update is installed, Apple recommends that you turn off your apps going into Settings > Notifications and setting “Allow Notifications” to off for each app, and then reinstalled the update to iOS 11.2.
The update also includes iOS 11.2 which is a big iOS update, and Apple Pay Cash in the US, Apple’s new peer-to-peer payments service. Once the servers are live Apple Pay Cash will be available inside the Messages app, and allows iPhone users to send money through iMessage, much like Venmo. Cash is then deposited on an Apple Pay Cash card inside the Wallet app on iOS 11.2 and can be used to purchase goods through Apple Pay or transferred to a bank account. Considering how many data breaches there has been in the past year, I am surprised we haven’t given up on mobile payments, and not all returned to good ol’ cash. I guess you can’t stop “progress”.
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