Apple has finally released iOS 8.0.2 Thursday, to fix major issues discovered in iOS 8.0.1 update on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices. Apple said the new update includes all the fixes listed in the iOS 8.0.1 update, including HealthKit and keyboard fixes as well as the ability to actually make phone calls and connect to a cellular data network.
Apple announced yesterday that the update would be released soon and requested users to revert back down to iOS version 8.0 while awaiting the fix. The latest version is now available and can be found in the over-the-air software updater built into iOS. The company apologizes for inconvenience caused to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who were affected by the bug in iOS 8.0.1.
Apple released iOS 8’s first update, iOS 8.0.1, Wednesday morning. But the company was forced to remove the 8.0.1 update after an hour of its release because many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users reported that their cellular connection was lost and that Touch ID was non-functional.
. Apple released the following statement alongside the update:
iOS 8.0.2 is now available for users, it fixes an issue that affected iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who downloaded iOS 8.0.1, and includes improvements and bug fixes originally in iOS 8.0.1. We apologize for inconveniencing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who were impacted by the bug in iOS 8.0.1.
According to Apple’s spokesperson, less than 40,000 users downloaded the iOS 8.0.1 before the company pulled it to investigate.
We have checked the latest version of the software by installing it on an iPhone 6 and iPhonen 6 Plus and it appears to be free of the bugs that affected the initial release- both devices’ cell service and Touch ID are fully functional.
To get the update, simply plug your phone in and check for updates in iTunes or navigate to Settings>General and tap Software Update.