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Apple releases iOS 11.2 with support for Apple Pay Cash, fast wireless charging, and much more

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Apple earlier today releases their iOS 11.2 update. This update welcomes several new notable features and important bug fixes.

Talking about new features, iOS 11.2 introduces Apply Pay Cash, a mobile payment feature that allows iOS users to send and receive cash from directly within the Messages app.

In addition, the update introduces a long-awaited feature that iPhone 8 and iPhone X users have been wanting: faster wireless charging. The iOS 11.2 update brings support for faster 7.5W wireless charging for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. While you may not notice drastic charging changes in this update, it will help speed things up a little bit when you’re charging your device.

Aside from those two features, here’s the full iOS 11.2 release notes:

  • Introduces three new Live wallpapers for iPhone X
  • Improves video camera stabilization
  • Adds support in Podcasts to automatically advance to the next episode from the same show
  • Adds support in HealthKit for downhill snow sports distance as a data type
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to appear to be checking for new messages even when a download is complete
  • Fixes an issue that could cause cleared Mail notifications from Exchange accounts to reappear
  • Improves stability in Calendar
  • Resolves an issue where Settings could open to a blank screen
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent swiping to Today View or Camera from the Lock Screen
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent Music controls from displaying on the Lock Screen
  • Fixes an issue that could cause app icons to be arranged incorrectly on the Home Screen
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent users from deleting recent photos when iCloud storage is exceeded
  • Addresses an issue where Find My iPhone sometimes wouldn’t display a map
  • Fixes an issue in Messages where the keyboard could overlap the most recent message
  • Fixes an issue in Calculator where typing numbers rapidly could lead to incorrect results
  • Addressed an issue where the keyboard could respond slowly
  • Adds support for real-time text (RTT) phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Improves VoiceOver stability in Messages, Settings, App Store, and Music
  • Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from announcing incoming Notifications
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