What's new in iOS 11.2.5, macOS 10.13.3, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 updates (Topic)

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What's new in iOS 11.2.5, macOS 10.13.3, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 updates


Apple has released a new update to the iOS 11.2.5 operating system, which has been in beta testing for over a month.

Obviously, the release of the new update was specifically timed to coincide with the launch in February of Apple's device - the HomePod smart speaker, since among the many updates, there is the ability to integrate data from a smartphone to the speaker's memory.

In addition to the new version of iOS, the company has released the latest updates for its other devices: tvOS 11.2.5, macOS 10.13.3 and watchOS 4.2.2. All Apple devices, except smartwatches, can independently update to the latest OS version. The update can be downloaded to the watch only by synchronizing the wrist device with a smartphone.

What's new in iOS 11.2.5 updates: Siri improvements and HomePod connectivity

The operating system for mobile gadgets has received a number of useful innovations:

  • Ability to connect Homepod. In early February, the company will release a new device that, thanks to synchronization with a mobile phone, will be able to tightly integrate into the ecosystem of Apple devices. There is no need to adjust the speaker as audio library and other data are automatically transferred when the smartphone is connected to the speaker via Bluetooth
  • Voice alerts for battery and Airpods levels
  • Extension of Siri functions. Now the electronic assistant can announce news in general throughout the country or with reference to a specific city. Additionally, Siri has learned to voice news in different categories: music, sports, television, etc. Feature currently only available in English in UK, Australia and North America

Not without standard performance improvements and fixes in the OS

  • Fixed incorrect display of information about incoming and outgoing calls
  • Dialogues in messages are now in order
  • Fixed shortcomings in the operation of the "CarPlay" application, when after playing several tracks the "Now Playing" section stopped responding to pressing

macOS 10.13.3: security and stability improvements

Laptop computers have received an update that fixes the following errors.

  • Thanks to the installation of additional patches, the problem was where it was possible to enter the system settings without user authorization
  • An issue where the laptop would automatically reset the network connection when connected to the Internet has been resolved
  • The list of conversations in the Messages section is displayed in correct chronological order
  • Minor bug fixes and general system performance improvements

tvOS and watchOS: fix minor bugs and speed up the OS

Set-top boxes and smartwatches have hardly received any new features in the latest updates. the changes were aimed at improving performance and fixing both minor and critical bugs: for example, the problem was solved where the smartwatch could restart if you ask Siri about the current weather.

The watch now has support for the Pay Cash system, but at the moment the application works only in America.

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Author: Jake Pinkman