A bug in Apple's software is causing headaches for many device users, with apps that use local notifications causing their devices to crash as of Saturday.
Apple users took to the internet to complain of the glitch, which affects those using the software version iOS 11.1.2, but only became an issue for users worldwide as of December 2.
Local notifications refer to apps offering daily or repeat reminders based on the users' time zone, such as mental health app Headspace, which has daily prompts.
It is not clear why December 2 was such a hurdle for Apple's existing software, but the company was quick to smooth things over by offering a new software update.
It's a fairly simple fix, users just need to follow the guide below.
1. Open Settings, and then Notifications.
2. Tap an app, turn off All Notifications, and then repeat this step for each app.
3. Update the device to iOS 11.2 by opening General, and then Software Update.
4. After the device is updated, notifications ofr each app can be turned back on without causing any further issues.
The short-term fix is to simply set back the date on the device by a day, though to avoid any rage induced device hurling, this should only be a temporary solution until an update can be done.