Apple releases iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, macOS 10.13.3 and tvOS 11.2.5

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, macOS 10.13.3 and tvOS 11.2.5 to the public, after more than a month of beta testing. Users can install the updates using each platform’s respective over-the-air update mechanism, or you can visit our Downloads page.

iOS 11.2.5

iOS 11.2.5 comes just two weeks after the release of iOS 11.2.2, which introduced a patch for the Spectre vulnerability. As we discovered in the beta, today’s update is focused on under-the-hood improvements, with a fix for the bug that caused the Messages app to freeze, support for the HomePod and Siri News—a feature that allows Siri to play audible news updates.

Here is the full change log:

iOS 11.2.5 includes support for HomePod and introduces the ability for Siri to read the news (US, UK and Australia only). This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.
HomePod support
Setup and automatically transfer your Apple ID, Apple Music, Siri and Wi-Fi settings to HomePod.
Siri News
Siri can now read the news, just ask, “Hey Siri, play the news”. You can also ask for specific news categories including Sports, Business or Music.
Other improvements and fixes
Addresses an issue that could cause the Phone app to display incomplete information in the call list
Fixes an issue that caused Mail notifications from some Exchange accounts to disappear from the Lock screen when unlocking iPhone X with Face ID
Addresses an issue that could cause Messages conversations to temporarily be listed out of order
Fixes an issue in CarPlay where Now Playing controls become unresponsive after multiple track changes
Adds ability for VoiceOver to announce playback destinations and AirPod battery level

watchOS 4.2.2

There’s really nothing new of note here. Apple’s release notes simply say that watchOS 4.2.2 “includes improvements and bug fixes.”

macOS 10.13.3

Today’s macOS update is also focused on improvements. According to the release notes, that includes additional fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, a fix for the App Store bug that allowed the menu in System Preferences to be unlocked with any password, and a fix for the bug in the Messages app.

Here is the full change log:

The macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Update improves the stability and security of your Mac and is recommended for all users.
This update:
Addresses an issue that could cause Messages conversations to temporarily be listed out of order
Resolves an issue that could cause your Mac to stop responding when connected to an SMB server

tvOS 11.2.5

Similar to watchOS 4.2.2, today’s tvOS update doesn’t really include anything new of note. Expect more bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements here.

We’re still installing today’s updates, and will be sure to report back with any new changes. And as always, if you see something new we’ve missed, be sure to let us know about it in the comments below!