Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Sci-tech | By Eric Barnett

Apple Pay Cash is on a slow rollout for iOS 11.2

Apple Pay Cash is on a slow rollout for iOS 11.2

The latest software update is available for all Apple Watch models and includes support for Apple Pay Cash.

Some people noted that after updating to the latest version of iOS 11 they were greeted by the message "unable to activate Face ID" when trying to get into their iPhone X.

It's safe to say that Apple's iOS 11 has been one of the buggiest updates ever pushed out by the company. A support document issued by Apple tells users to turn off notifications for all apps on the iDevice before installing iOS 11.2. It's a new feature of iOS 11.2 that lets you exchange money with friends.

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The Cupertino phone factory also used the occasion to add a handful of new features to iOS, including the ability for Apple Pay to send and request money via Messages or Siri with a feature called Apple Pay Cash (US only, for the time being). This bug appears to be the reason Apple pushed out iOS 11.2 so quickly to all users.

After updating to iOS 11.2, some iPhone X users are reporting that Apple's facial recognition system Face ID is failing to work, according to 9to5Mac readers. Those who receive money through Apple Pay Cash can spend it through Apple's Wallet app or transfer the money to a linked bank account. When it's received on the other side, it shows up as an Apple Pay Cash card - sort of a virtual gift card, also stored in the Apple Wallet.

A number of security bugs are also addressed in the update, though Apple has yet to give details on those fixes.

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