Yesterday I read articles a couple of times that reported problems with iOS version 11.1.2 that only appeared since December 02.12.2017nd, 7. I could not understand this myself, however, because the iPhone XNUMX Plus and the iPad were running without any problems. But this morning a reader asked me a question that at first I could only give a shot in the dark:
Dear Sir, my iPhone 8 requests my code or Touch ID every few seconds, even when it is idle. It is already quite warm and draws electricity. I've now fully exhibited it. What can I do?
My answer to that:
That kind of sounds like software problems. If restarting doesn't help, I would see if he might find something new under General - Software update. And the last option would be to restore from a passwordless backup using iTunes. If it is not password protected, only the most important things are fetched from the backup and the rest is done again. This is also helpful for clearing out every few years. :-) I hope some of it helps!
A few hours later, Rüdiger wrote back to me that he could localize the problem and fix it. It was what Apple already said in a small support article here. described. There is already one on the Reddit.com platform very long thread about this, which describes the various problems with iOS 11.1.2 and the special date.
What happens when the error occurs are various things that I have summarized here in a list. If any of these have hit you for a few days, read the solution below.
My reader Rüdiger wrote that the following worked for him. He set the time back to a date before December 2.12.2017nd, 11.2 and then installed the iOS XNUMX update. The time can then be set to "automatic" again without the iPhone hanging up. Thanks for the hint, Rüdiger!
In the support thread on Reddit.com there are the following approaches:
I already had iOS 11.2 installed anyway, but so far I haven't been able to complain about problems with the iPhone. So unfortunately I can only recommend the tips that I was able to read myself. I haven't tried anything. But if you haven't installed iOS 11.2 yet, now would be the right time before the goat circus begins!
Have a nice rest of the 1st Advent!
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.