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Apple releases iOS 8.0.2. to Correct Previous Bugs

by Sean P. Aune | September 25, 2014September 25, 2014 5:32 pm PST

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If you were one of the unfortunate iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners who downloaded iOS 8.0.1 and ended up with issues, good news has arrived: iOS 8.0.2 is here!

Users that downloaded iOS 8.0.1 on Wednesday found their Touch ID to no longer be registering their fingerprints, and worst of all, cellular service stuck in an endless loop of “Searching.” Although early this morning Apple suggested users downgrade to iOS 8.0 – a lengthier process the most users are willing to go through – iOS 8.0.2 has now hit. The complete release notes of the fixes included are:

  • 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 Sharing for In-App Purchases
  • Fixes an issue where ringtones were sometimes not restored from iCloud backups
  • Fixes a bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari

We’ve downloaded iOS 8.0.2. to one of our iPhone 6 Plus units that was impacted and can confirm that the bugs from iOS 8.0.1 due indeed appear to be fixed.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...