Apple issues iOS 8.0.2 to fix initial update problems

iOS8IconXAfter mistakes with the initial update to iOS 8, Apple has released iOS 8.0.2. This update is important, because it rectifies temporary setbacks imposed by the fixes for the 8.0.1 update, where users found they could not make cell phone calls or use the Touch ID feature.

For users who installed iOS 8.0.1, to re-enable these features Apple recommended rolling back to iOS 8.0.0; however, doing this broke the (albeit limited) use of the health app.

This latest release should fix the problems introduced in iOS 8.0.1, but in addition brings the full functionality of Apple’s HealthKit, allowing for third-party apps to interface with the health features in iOS 8.

As a result, if you attempted to install iOS 8.0.1 and rolled back, or are still running it, then be sure to apply this update; however, if you are still using iOS 8.0.0, then my recommendation would be to still hold off until this update has been vetted by early adopters. Word about any significant problems should be out within a few days, so for now take the time to ensure your iPhone is backed up, and then be prepared to update.

When you are ready to install, you can apply the iOS 8.0.2 update in one of two ways:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Software Update to check for and download the update.
  2. Attach your iPhone or iPad to your Mac or PC, and then use iTunes to select the phone and click the option to check for updates in the Summary section.

4 thoughts on “Apple issues iOS 8.0.2 to fix initial update problems

  1. darkdreamer4u

    So will there be a unified installer that gets us late-comers to a working iOS 8.0.x in a direct way rather than having to apply updates?

  2. B. Jefferson Le Blanc

    I’m glad Apple got this fixed so quickly. No doubt some iOS engineers pulled an all-niter on this one. Sadly this is not the first update Apple has botched. While it doesn’t happen frequently, it happens often enough to suggest caution on the part of users, both for iOS devices and for OS X.

  3. Gimparoo

    I have snip hone 5C and an iPad 4, both of which I upgraded to 8.0.1 without a single issue.. This morning I updated to 8.0.2 and as before, I still have no problems what so ever. I have launched ‘almost’ every app on both… Not a glitch, not a single showing of an issue.
    What I did notice on the iPad 4 is a slight speed increase on my Wi-Fi network, and tested under as close to my normal usage as prior yo the upgrades… nice to see the speed improvement.


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