Apple releases iOS 11.2.5 and watchOS 4.2.2 updates

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iPhone and iPad users, it’s time to update.

iOS 11.2.5 is now available for the iPhone and iPad. One feature of this update is a fix for a bug called chaiOS. The bug involved a link to a webpage with hundreds of thousands of characters in its metadata which, when sent using Messages, would generate a link preview that could freeze the Messages app and possibly crash the iPhone.

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Also included in iOS 11.2.5 is support for Apple’s HomePod speaker, which the company today said will launch on February 9, as well as the ability for Siri to read the news.

To get iOS 11.2.5, grab your iPhone or iPad and go to Settings > General > Software Update.

Apple Watch owners have a second update to grab today. watchOS 4.2.2 is now available by going into the Watch app on your iPhone and selecting General > Software Update. The update includes some improvements and bug fixes.

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  • TmoRepNLovingIt

    As a retail employee, apple aggravates me to no end with their updates and various annoying requirements. Customers want their data transferred from device to device, but of course the vast majority of consumers mever take it upon themselves to back up their devices regularly. Devices must both be on the latest software version, etc. in order to transfer data via itunes. More updates = more obstacles in the way of what SHOULD be a simple task. Nothing is ever simple with apple. Samsung is ahead in every way, including smart switch, which is a Godsend for people in my line of work. I’m all for continous updates and support for their devices, but PLEASE drop the stupid requirements. Transferring data should never require multiple hours of time, along with countless pin entries, apple ID logins, and more. *Rant over* lol

    • Sharti24

      Apple is a trillion dollar company for a reason

      • Fabio Santoro

        Samsung too!!!! Way ahead…I love my Note 8!!!!

    • Spanky

      “Samsung is ahead in every way”

      …except for keeping their phones updated.