IPhone crashing? Widespread iOS date bug wreaks havoc on December 2

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Under this current iOS 11 bug, local notifications appearing on December 2 trigger a soft reboot where your iPhone crashes and restarts.

It also pushed an 11.2 iOS update yesterday to fix the problem. The application is now only available in the United States, which according to the reports is not live yet. The issue seems to affect people randomly, with our iPhone X being affected and only a handful of reports across the internet on various sites and Twitter.

That bug is said to be associated with notifications generated after 12:15 a.m. local time on December 2. But the real fix is to install iOS 11.2.

You can download iOS 11.2 by going into the Settings app on your iOS device. It's hard to know which apps use local notifications and which use remote notifications, but one example is meditation app Headspace, which sends users daily reminders to relax and breathe.

The update also brings support for 7.5W wireless charging for owners of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. When those devices launched, they were limited to charging at 5W, which was the same charge rating as the wired charger. Apple addresses an issue where the keyboard could respond slowly, it fixed a Messages bug that could cause the keyboard to overlap the most recent message, and it fixed a bug in the Calculator app where entering numbers quickly could lead to an incorrect answer being displayed.

If that's too vague for iPhone users to understand, look for workout apps, medication reminder and similar apps that require local/scheduled notifications.

The iOS bug is the second big software blunder from Apple this week. If you somehow manage to bypass December 2 without having your iPhone to crash, you're likely safe.

In a case, if you already don't know about it, Respringing occurs when the iPhone essentially goes through a soft reboot. Tap Software Update, and the 11.2 update should be there waiting for you.

How do you turn off notifications for an app?

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