Apple releases iOS 11.0.2 update that fixes static during FaceTime and phone calls

Roman Loyola
4 October, 2017
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iOS 11 is barely two weeks old and it’s already received its second update. On Tuesday, Apple released iOS 11.0.2, one that you’ll want to install if you’re a frequent user of FaceTime or often make phone calls.

iOS 11.0.2, according to the release notes iOS 11.0.2

  • 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, and
  • Fixes an issue where attachments in S/MIME-encrypted emails would not open.

Before installing the update, back up your iPhone. The update won’t install unless you have a Wi-Fi connection. When that’s done, you can install the update by tapping the Settings app and then General > Software Update. Then tap the Download and Install link at the bottom of the release notes. (For some reason, Download and Install was dimmed for me, which meant I wasn’t able to activate the installation even though I was connected to Wi-Fi. I had to disconnect and reconnect to Wi-Fi to activate the link.) The download is between 270MB and 290MB.

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