iOS 11.2.5 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know

Apple’s iOS 11.2.5 update is brand new, but the update is already causing problems for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users.

The iOS 11.2.5 update went through an extensive beta, but some iOS 11.2.5 users are reporting installation problems, abnormal battery drain, Wi-Fi problems, lag, and issues with Bluetooth.

Apple’s next iOS 11 update is probably a few weeks away from an official release, but some people can’t wait that long for a fix for their issues.

In this guide we take a look at the iOS 11.2.5 problems plaguing Apple’s devices. We also want to help those of you running into bugs and performance issues.

This walkthrough will show you where to find potential fixes for the most common iOS 11 issues and provides some resources that could come in handy if your version of iOS 11 starts acting up.

Our walkthrough also takes you through how to downgrade from iOS 11.2.5 and a few things you can expect from Apple and its iOS updates going forward.

iOS 11.2.5 Problems

iOS 11.2.5 is starting to cause problems for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. Some of these problems are brand new, others have carried over from the previous versions of iOS 11.

iOS users have run into various iOS 11.2.5 installation problems including errors in iTunes and locked up downloads. If your iOS 11.2.5 download gets stuck, hard reset your phone or tablet. This typically resolves the issue.

iOS 11.2.5 users are also reporting heavy battery drain, lag, AirPlay issues, random reboots, Touch ID problems, touchscreen issues, problems with sound, issues with Siri, and problems with various first and third-party apps. We’re also hearing about issues with ongoing issues with the iPhone X’s Face ID.

Apple’s official discussion forums, Reddit, and social media sites like Twitter are starting to fill up with complaints about iOS 11.2.5 and we expect to see new problems emerge as we push away from the release date.

You can’t predict what kind of performance you’ll see on your phone or tablet and that’s why we recommend doing some prep work before you install iOS 11.2.5 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

We’ve put together a step-by-step process and our checklist will take you through everything you should do before jumping to iOS 11.2.5.

Where to Find Feedback About iOS 11.2.5

As we push away from the update’s release it’s important to keep your eyes on feedback coming from your fellow iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners.

Digging into ongoing iOS 11.2.5 feedback will alert you to potential benefits and potential problems. The problems discovered today are just the tip of the iceberg.

We’ve put together some reasons to and not to install the iOS 11.2.5 update to help get you started. If you’re on the fence about making the move to iOS 11.2.5, start there.

We also recommend keeping an eye on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, social media sites like Twitter/Facebook, and the MacRumors forums for additional feedback about the current version of iOS 11.

We’re also in the process of publishing mini iOS 11.2.5 reviews for the iPhone X, iPhone 8iPhone 7, iPhone 6siPhone 6, iPhone 5siPhone SE, and Apple’s iPad. Check those links for feedback.

How to Fix iOS 11.2.5 Problems

If you start running into trouble on iOS 11.0, iOS 11.0.1, iOS 11.0.2, iOS 11.0.3, iOS 11.1, iOS 11.1.1, iOS 11.1.2, iOS 11.2, iOS 11.2.1, iOS 11.2.2, or iOS 11.2.5, there’s no need to panic. You can manually fix most issues from the comfort of a computer chair or couch.

We’ve put together a list of fixes for the most common iOS 11 problems. The list is a great starting point for those of you dealing with iOS 11 issues.

We’ve also released a list of tips that could help you improve your device’s performance and some ways to fix iOS 11 battery life problems.

If you’re unable to find a fix for your issue in those guides, you should go to Apple’s discussion forums for help. If Apple’s forums aren’t helpful, you can get in contact with Apple Support via Twitter or via the company’s website.

If Apple’s online support can’t help, you should schedule an appointment to see a Genius at your local Apple Store. They should be able to diagnose your issue and provide you with a fix or a replacement depending on your warranty.

You Can Downgrade from iOS 11.2.5

You can also try downgrading back to a previous version of iOS 11 if you think that might help.

Apple is currently signing off on iOS 11.2, iOS 11.2.1, and iOS 11.2.2 which means you can drop back down to an older version of iOS 11 in an effort to improve your device’s performance.

Apple will only sign off on these updates for a short time which means you’ll need to move quickly. It won’t announce anything ahead of time.

The company is no longer signing on iOS 11.1.2, iOS 11.1.1, iOS 11.1, iOS 11.0.3, iOS 11.0.2, iOS 11.0.1, iOS 11.0 or iOS 10.3.3. This is a permanent change and the company won’t bring them back.

If you’re curious about the downgrade process, take a look at our detailed walkthrough.

What’s Next

If you’re dealing with problems relief might come in a few weeks.


Apple says it plans to push out a new iOS update in “early 2018” with “new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance.”

This update will roll out to beta testers in February and we’re confident it’ll arrive as iOS 11.3. Milestone upgrades typically come with a long list of features, enhancements, bug fixes, and patches.

If the beta arrives in February, we’d expect a release sometime in March.

4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 11.2.5 & 11 Reasons You Should

Install iOS 11.2.5 for Better Security

Install iOS 11.2.5 for Better Security

Apple's iOS 11.2.5 update comes with 10 security patches including one for the malicious chaiOS link exploit.

If you're running iOS 11.2.2 or below and receive a certain GitHub link through your Messages app, your iPhone or iPad can lockup or respring. The Messages app will also become unusable.

If you're on iOS 11.2.1, your iOS 11.2.5 update includes security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre. If you're running an older version of iOS, your iOS 11.2.5 update will come with a lot more.

Apple's iOS 11.2 update fixed several problems, but it also brought problems of its own including a potentially nasty zero-day iOS HomeKit vulnerability.

The vulnerability, discovered by Tian Zhang, allowed for unauthorized control of HomeKit accessories including garage door openers and smart locks.

Apple quickly rolled out a server-side fix, but the company restored full functionality with the release of iOS 11.2.1. If you skipped iOS 11.2.1 and use HomeKit, you should download iOS 11.2.5.

If you skipped iOS 11.2, you'll get a few more patches with your iOS 11.2.5 update. Apple's iOS 11.2 update delivered 11 patches including one for Mail and one for Wi-Fi.

The iOS 11.2 and iOS 11.2.1 updates also patched up a widespread security issue called "Meltdown." Apple says its analysis suggests it "has the most potential to be exploited."

Meltdown affects all iOS 11 powered devices so we highly recommend downloading iOS 11.2.5 if you skipped iOS 11.2. 

If you skipped iOS 11.1.2, iOS 11.1.1, and iOS 11.1, you'll get additional patches with your iOS 11.2.5 update. 

The iOS 11.1 update delivered eight security patches including a fix for a serious Wi-Fi vulnerability called KRACK or Key Reinstallation Attack. KRACK is an exploit that targets the common WPA2 encryption protocol.

If you're just now making to move from iOS 10 (or whatever you're on) to iOS 11, your iOS 11.2.5 update will come with additional security features.

Apple's first iOS 11 update delivered several patches for potential exploits. iOS 11 also comes with new security features aimed at keeping your data safe

In iOS 11 you can't establish trust with a PC using fingerprints alone. You'll also need to put in a full passcode in order to gain that trust.

If you skipped older versions of iOS, your iOS 11.2.5 update will come with an even longer list of security patches.

Apple's iOS 10.3.3 update delivered 24 security patches addressing potential issues with Contacts, Messages, Notifications, and Safari. It also included a patch for a potentially dangerous Wi-Fi exploit called "Broadpwn."

If you skipped iOS 10.3.2 you'll get 23 additional patches with iOS 11.2.5. And if for some reason you missed iOS 10.3, you'll get 60 security patches with your version of iOS 11.2.5.

If you want to protect the data you store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you should make your move to iOS 11 and iOS 11.2.5 soon.

This is particularly important for those of you running older versions of iOS.


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