Apple fixes HomeKit API bug that freezes iPhones and iPads

Apple’s latest update fixes a HomeKit API bug which maliciously uses an extremely long name for smart home devices such as the HomePod mini (pic) to ‘lock’ iOS devices that try to connect to it. — Apple

Apple has patched an iOS bug that could cause connecting to a HomeKit smart home setup to crash your smartphone or tablet.

The latest iOS version 15.2.1 update deals with the bug reported by the Verge, which was originally spotted by security researcher Trevor Spiniolas who disclosed it to Apple in August 2021, per his Jan 1 blogpost.

Limited time offer:
Just RM5 per month.

Monthly Plan


Billed as RM5/month for the 1st 6 months then RM13.90 thereafters.

Annual Plan


Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only

Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Tech News

US university community debates AI use and policies on campus
Microsoft’s Satya Nadella wants us to stop treating AI like humans
India's mid-tier IT firms gain share from industry goliaths
Using AI, Mastercard expects to find compromised cards quicker, before they get used by criminals
Analysis-Europe stock pickers go old-school to ride the next wave in AI
Analysis-Earnings from AI-heavyweight Nvidia to test US stocks’ record run
Study: UK firms offer wage premium for AI workers in bid for growth
Apple fights €1.8bil EU antitrust fine for curbs on Spotify
Microsoft introduces Copilot assistant to help teams collaborate
16 top AI firms make new safety commitments at Seoul summit

Others Also Read