Apple Releases iOS 11.2.1 Update With HomeKit Remote Sharing Fix

Apple today released iOS 11.2.1, the eighth official update to the iOS 11 operating system. iOS 11.2.1 comes a week and a half after the release of iOS 11.2, the second major update to the iOS 11 operating system, which brought Apple Pay Cash, faster 7.5W wireless charging, and a long list of bug fixes.

The iOS 11.2.1 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.

homekit
The iOS 11.2.1 update addresses bugs and issues that have been discovered since the release of iOS 11.2.

According to Apple's release notes, the update re-enables remote access for shared users of the Home app. Apple broke remote access for shared users when implementing a fix for a major HomeKit vulnerability last week.

The HomeKit bug allowed unauthorized access to HomeKit accessories that included smart locks, and it was fixed server-side by Apple after it was made public. To address the issue immediately, Apple had to disable remote access for shared users, which the company said it would re-enable through an iOS update this week.

Following today's update, the HomeKit vulnerability is fully patched and remote access for shared users has been reinstated.

For more on iOS 11 and its updates, make sure to check out our iOS 11 roundup.

Top Rated Comments

.starscream Avatar
54 months ago
Feels like I‘ve been updating my phone more than actually using it.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
scrapesleon Avatar
54 months ago
What this one gonna break now?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
deanthedev Avatar
54 months ago
You're brave to be updating first :)
I always update immediately. Have been for years and never have issues.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thadoggfather Avatar
54 months ago
I always update immediately. Have been for years and never have issues.
Years, and never.

Two words that don't fit in the context here

You are a fortunate unobservant user.

If bugs didn't exist, Updates wouldn't be issued (notwithstanding major new releases to appease Wall Street and shoehorn into new hardware releases)

IMO people would be fine with same iOS refined on new hardware. And release the new stuff when it's polished to a T. Instead of being beta testers every fall

10.5/12.9 were excellent examples of this. iOS 11 has been really
good on my 12.9 2017, but Shipping version iOS 10.3 was soooooo polished out the gate with those new hardware releases. I was impressed
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
deanthedev Avatar
54 months ago
Years, and never.

Two words that don't fit in the context here

You are a fortunate unobservant user.

If bugs didn't exist, Updates wouldn't be issued (notwithstanding major new releases to appease Wall Street and shoehorn into new hardware releases)

IMO people would be fine with same iOS refined on new hardware. And release the new stuff when it's polished to a T. Instead of being beta testers every fall

10.5/12.9 were excellent examples of this. iOS 11 has been really
good on my 12.9 2017, but Shipping version iOS 10.3 was soooooo polished out the gate with those new hardware releases. I was impressed
Sorry, they do go together. I have stated in the past I’ve seen little things here and there on occasion. Maybe when I rotate my iPhone it takes longer to recognize. A piece of text is misaligned. There’s a slight stutter or pause when launching an App. These are not what I call “issues”, as I experience them in every single technology product I’ve ever used (my cars infotainment systems, TVs, cable boxes, digital cameras, iPhones, iPads, Macs, PCs - literally everything that has a processor and runs software has the occasional glitch).

What I haven’t seen is a failure of any of the Apps I rely on, loss of data or anything that affects the ability of me to use my device the way I always have. Those are what I’d consider “issues” as they detract greatly from how your device operates.

What I find funny is a bug that affects a small number of users, yet almost everyone here at MR claims to have seen it. Statistically that’s just not possible. However, me claiming I haven’t had any issues is absolutely believable because I’m in the majority of satisfied iOS users, not the vocal minority claims by their devices are “completely unusable”.
[doublepost=1513190025][/doublepost]
And they are fortunate unobservant users as aforementioned.
Absolutely false.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mike MA Avatar
54 months ago
Eight updates in under three month...wonder where we will be next September.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

intel vs m1 max chip purple

Benchmarks Confirm Intel's Latest Core i9 Chip Outperforms Apple's M1 Max With Several Caveats

Wednesday January 26, 2022 8:56 am PST by
Benchmark results have started to surface for MSI's new GE76 Raider, one of the first laptops to be powered by Intel's new 12th-generation Core i9 processor. Intel previously said that its new high-end Core i9 processor is faster than Apple's M1 Max chip in the 16-inch MacBook Pro and, as noted by Macworld, early Geekbench 5 results do appear to confirm this claim, but there are several...
General Dropbox Feature

macOS 12.3 Will Include Cloud Storage Changes Affecting Dropbox and OneDrive

Tuesday January 25, 2022 3:31 pm PST by
Dropbox today announced that users who update to macOS 12.3 once that software version becomes available may temporarily encounter issues with opening online-only files in some third-party apps on their Mac. In a support document and an email to customers, Dropbox said it is actively working on full support for online-only files on macOS 12.3 and will begin rolling out an updated version of...
Apple Watch Red Yellow Green Feature 1

Apple Launches Black Unity Braided Solo Loop With 'Unity Lights' Watch Face

Wednesday January 26, 2022 6:05 am PST by
Apple today announced the Black Unity Braided Solo Loop for the Apple Watch, as well as a new downloadable watch face, to celebrate Black History Month. Following the launch of the limited edition Black Unity Apple Watch Series 6 and Sport Band in 2021, Apple today launched the Black Unity Braided Solo Loop as part of its celebrations for Black History Month this year.Apple is launching a...
ios 15

Apple Releases iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 With Fix for Safari Bug That Leaks Browsing Activity

Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 am PST by
Apple today released iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3, the third major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 15 operating systems that were released in September 2021. iOS and iPadOS 15.3 come almost two weeks after the release of iOS and iPadOS 15.2.1, minor bug fix updates. The iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in ...
iOS 15

Everything New in iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4: Face ID With a Mask, Emojis, Apple Card Widget, Universal Control and More

Thursday January 27, 2022 12:08 pm PST by
Apple today seeded the first betas of iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4 to developers for testing purposes, adding a slew of new features to the latest iOS operating systems. iOS 15.4 is the biggest update that we've had to iOS 15 to date, and it brings Universal Control, Face ID with a mask, new emojis, and tons more. Face ID With a Mask With iOS 15.4, there is now an option to unlock your iPhone...
mobeewave

Upcoming iOS Update Will Allow iPhones to Accept Credit Cards Directly Using NFC

Wednesday January 26, 2022 6:00 pm PST by
Apple is working on a new payments service that will allow iPhones to accept payments directly on device with no additional hardware, reports Bloomberg. Right now, iPhones can accept credit cards with add-ons like the Square Reader, but Apple's new technology will eliminate the need for a third-party product. Individuals and small businesses will be able to accept payments with the tap of a...
macOS Monterey on MBP Feature

Apple Releases macOS Monterey 12.2 With Safari Vulnerability Fix

Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:19 am PST by
Apple today released macOS Monterey 12.2, the second major update to the macOS Monterey update that launched in October. macOS Monterey 12.2 comes over a month after the release of the 12.1 update, which brought SharePlay support. The ‌‌‌macOS Monterey 12.2‌‌ update can be downloaded on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences. Apple has also...