The latest iOS 11.2.1 update will now restore remote access functionality.
Compared to previous iOS updates, iOS 11 seems to have been the most problematic, with the patience of even the most ardent of Apple fans being tested by what appears to be a never ending onslaught of software problems.
Apple in its official release note said, "iOS 11.2.1 fixes bugs including an issue that could disable remote access to shared users of the Home app". Apple then made some changes server-side that temporarily patched the vulnerability while a proper fix was expected to arrive at a later date.
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The new update is roughly 60MB to 70MB in size and also fixes an autofocus issue that some iPhone and iPad users reportedly faced after updating to iOS 11.2.
As mentioned before, the update is available for iPhone, iPad or iPod devices by navigating to Settings General Software Update. After installing the latest iOS update, the device displays the "Face ID is not available" prompt upon accessing the face unlock feature. It's recommended to download the OTA update over Wi-Fi.
Apple iOS 11.2.1 update and tvOS 11.2.1 update are now rolling out to users. Also, you should back up your data, and ensure that your device has over 50 percent of charge or connected to a power source before beginning the update process. The new update also resolves some of the issues from the major update in iOS 11.2 which was released a couple of weeks ago. Apple iOS users who have not installed updates from the last few pushed out by the company might find the size of this current update to be slightly larger.