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iOS 11.2.1 Fixes Autofocus Issue Some iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus Users Experienced After iOS 11.2

The iOS 11.2.1 update released this morning appears to address an ongoing camera focus issue that some iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus users began experiencing following the release of iOS 11.2.

According to affected users, the camera was not able to focus properly when attempting to capture an image. The camera either shifted continually between the two lenses of the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus, or refused to focus entirely. From MacRumors reader Nixie:
Hello there, was wondering if anyone have this issue too, when on iOS 11.2 the camera isnt able to get in focus, the lense just go back and forth indefinetly. Restored back to 11.1.2 and the issue is gone, updated back as new iPhone on 11.2 issue is there. So this looks like a software problem. Anybody with the same problem?
Resetting, restarting, and changing camera settings did not address the issue, but downgrading to iOS 11.1.2 did, suggesting it was caused by a bug in iOS 11.2.

MacRumors readers on Twitter and the forums who were experiencing the problem have said that installing iOS 11.2.1 has resolved the autofocus issue.

iOS 11.2.1 is available as a free download that can accessed by going to Settings --> General --> Software Update. In addition to fixing the autofocus issue, iOS 11.2.1 also re-enables remote access for shared users of the Home app, which Apple disabled last week to address a major HomeKit vulnerability.

Related Roundup: iOS 11


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23 weeks ago

All of these required updates are annoying. Apple's QA folk need to get their act together. Is there a problem in that department?

They're absolutely having QA issues right now, but I'd rather have more updates than no updates at this point.
Rating: 21 Votes
23 weeks ago
All of these required updates are annoying. Apple's QA folk need to get their act together. Is there a problem in that department?
Rating: 20 Votes
23 weeks ago
Good work on Apple's part with regular updates and improvements - it's one of the reason they are the most successful companies in history.
Rating: 10 Votes
23 weeks ago
And just about around July, most of the bugarama called iOS 11 will, for the most part be ironed out and it will be a passable OS - but that sigh of relief won't last long- cuz iOS 12 will soon drop and the hell will start all over again.
Rating: 10 Votes
23 weeks ago

All of these required updates are annoying. Apple's QA folk need to get their act together. Is there a problem in that department?


So you'd prefer to have an OS riddled with bugs, some of them YEARS old and so serious they compromise every aspect of your device, to at least having a company that will find bugs and fixes them quickly?

If so, Android is right over there!

Quit your whining! You people whine and complain when they don't fix issues, then you whine and complain when they DO FIX ISSUES! Just go to Android and be done with it, then you won't have to deal with updates anymore, cause you'll almost never get any!
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I’ve had this issue since 11.0. Glad it was fixed. Was not introduced in 11.2.


Yes, I've had this from the beginning since receiving my iPhone X and it was running 11.1, so glad they fixed this!
Rating: 8 Votes
23 weeks ago

All of these required updates are annoying. Apple's QA folk need to get their act together. Is there a problem in that department?


Google took over 6 MONTHS to fix Bluetooth bug...there’s still debate if it was fixed. And over ONE YEAR to fix battery bug in Nexus device.

And here we are whining about Apple updates (too many apparently for some) and fixing issues in 1-2 weeks timeframe.

Oh my, look at all the whine and cheese of these spoiled consumers.
Rating: 7 Votes
23 weeks ago

So then the update did more than fix the homekit remote issue. How many other bug fixes did Apple sneak in?


As many as possible, I hope. Hat tip to Apple for the updates.
Rating: 7 Votes
23 weeks ago
Fix your poo Apple!!
Rating: 4 Votes
23 weeks ago
So then the update did more than fix the homekit remote issue. How many other bug fixes did Apple sneak in?
Rating: 4 Votes
23 weeks ago
I have a few small bugs going on in my iPhone X.

Sometimes my battery usage reads same as standby. Also when in WiFi calling my AT&T WiFi animation stoped scrolling.

Nit picky bugs but hoping a fix none the less.
Rating: 3 Votes

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