Apple Released iOS 11.2.5 With HomePod Support And Fixes For Several Bugs

Apple has released iOS 11.2.5, and mark the tenth official update to the iOS 11 operating system. The iOS 11.2.5 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices via OTA in the Settings app-  General - Software Update.

The update introduces support for the HomePod, which will be released on February 9, it also brings fixes for several bugs in CarPlay, Messages, and Mail. The update also includes audio-based podcast news delivered via Siri, a feature was already unveiled in iOS 11.2.2 last week.

There are some more new features coming into future iOS updates, the company promised that more details about battery life will be coming in early 2018. Apple is also supposed to launch iCloud in Messages and AirPlay 2, but those are missing from iOS 11.2.5, so we may instead see them in the next iOS updates.

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

Via MacRumors, Image Credit TechnoBuffalo

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