Apple release iOS 8.0.2 after aborted iOS 8.0.1 launch

Apple iOS 8 logoApple yesterday released iOS 8.0.1 but quickly pulled it after finding that the update created more issues than it seemed to solve. Shortly after pulling the update, it provided a workaround by which users could reinstall iOS 8 through iTunes to regain cellular service and Touch ID functionality. It has now released iOS 8.0.2.

This latest version of iOS 8 not only addresses the issues that were fixed in 8.0.1 but also the ones created by the previous update as well. iOS 8.0.1 came with the following fixes:

  • 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

The iOS 8.0.2 update is now rolling out both over the air and through iTunes.

Anyone brave enough to try updating to iOS 8.0.2 tonight? Drop us a note below and let us know how it went.