Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2 Update to Fix Flaws

After a surprising fiasco created by the buggy iOS 8.0.1 update yesterday, Apple made a quick fix today by immediately releasing a follow-up iOS 8.0.2 update.

Apple, which was known for quality releases, has put down a lot of iOS 8 fans yesterday after numerous report from different iPhone users concerning a loss of cellular service and a not functioning Touch ID after updating to iOS 8.0.1. While Apple has immediately pulled out the update after discovering the bug, reports shows that almost 40,000 users (mostly iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners) were affected by update.

iOS 8.0.2 to the Rescue

ios 8.0.2

The iOS 8.0.2 update promises to fix the cellular connectivity and Touch ID issues as well as other bug fixes original included in the 8.0.1 like fixes for HealthKit and third party keyboards. Below is the complete iOS 8.0.2 change log:

This release contains improvements and bug fixes including:

  • Fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store
  • Addresses an issue where 3rd party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from the Photo Library
  • Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes an issue that could cause unexpected cellular data usage when receiving SMS/MMS messages
  • Better support of Ask To Buy for Family Share for In-App Purchases
  • Fixes an issue where ringtones where sometimes not restored from iCloud backups
  • Fixes a bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari

For information in the security content of this update, please visit this website:

To update via Wifi, just go to Settings > General > Software Update from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Another option is also available by connecting directly to iTunes.

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