That was quick … as it should have been.
Apple has released iOS 8.0.2, just a day after it promised a fix for the botched iOS 8.0.1 update it pushed out earlier.
The ill-fated update to the latest major iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system was meant to deliver a number of minor improvements. But it actually resulted in loss of cellular service and Touch ID functionality on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Having been made aware of the critical issues, Apple promptly pulled the update. It also promised to release iOS 8.0.2 both as a replacement of and a fix for iOS 8.0.1 in “the next few days” and encouraged affected users to downgrade to iOS 8.0 in the interim.
Well, iOS 8.0.2 is already here. And it indeed fixes iOS 8.0.1′s cellular network connectivity and Touch ID snafu on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It also brings the same set of improvements and bug fixes originally intended to be delivered by iOS 8.0.1, most notably including a fix for a bug that has been holding back the release of HealthKit-integrated apps on the App Store:
- 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
To download iOS 8.0.2 over the air, go to Settings > General > Software Update on your iOS device. You can also install the update to your device by connecting it to iTunes on your computer.