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iOS 11.2.5

Apple Releases iOS 11.2.5 to the Public

Apple's Software
January 23, 2018

Apple has officially released iOS 11.2.5. Anyone with an iPhone or iPad can download iOS 11.2.5 over-the-air or through iTunes. On an iOS device, go the Settings > General > Software Update.

Along with full support for the HomePod, which will arrive early next month, Siri will now play news-oriented podcasts when asking about current events.

Here are the complete release notes:

HomePod support

– Setup and automatically transfer your Apple ID, Apple Music, Siri and Wi-Fi settings to HomePod.

Siri News

– Siri can now read the news, just ask, “Hey Siri, play the news”. You can also ask for specific news categories including Sports, Business or Music.

Other improvements and fixes

– Addresses an issue that could cause the Phone app to display incomplete information in the call list
– Fixes an issue that caused Mail notifications from some Exchange accounts to disappear from the Lock screen when unlocking iPhone X with Face ID
– Addresses an issue that could cause Messages conversations to temporarily be listed out of order
– Fixes an issue in CarPlay where Now Playing controls become unresponsive after multiple track changes
– Adds ability for VoiceOver to announce playback destinations and AirPod battery level

The software also fixes the bug in Messages where a malicious link can cause the app to freeze and become unresponsive.