Apple's iOS 11.0.2 update for iPhone and iPad is out

It's a small batch of bug fixes and improvements.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

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iOS 11 problems got you down ? Maybe iOS 11.0.2 is what you need.

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Apple has released the second update to iOS 11 since its release Sept. 19, and according to the release notes, it addresses the following issues:

  • Fixes an issue where crackling sounds may occur during calls for a small number of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices
  • Addresses an issue that could cause some photos to become hidden
  • Fixes an issue where attachments in S/MIME encrypted emails would not open

Since there's no mention of performance or batter-related fixes, it's likely that these issues will have to wait for iOS 11.1, which is currently available for beta testers.

To download the update, go Settings > General > Software Update (the preferred way, and is about 300MB) or connect your iPhone to a computer running iTunes and then carry out the update (this is slower and downloads the entire iOS 11.0.2 package, which is several gigabytes, as opposed to just the smaller update).

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