Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 with bug fixes and improvements; addresses cellular connectivity and Touch ID issues in previous update

BY Evan Selleck

Published 26 Sep 2014

iOS 8.0.2

On Wednesday, September 24, Apple officially released the first public update for iOS 8, iOS 8.0.1, and it didn’t go over too well. Now, though, the Apple has launched a new update to address those issues, and fix the previous ones as well.

Apple has officially launched iOS 8.0.2 for iOS devices capable of running the new software. With it, Apple is aiming to fix keyboard, HealthKit and other issues that some users have complained about since the launch of iOS 8 earlier in the month. This new update, which bumps up the version to iOS 8.0.2, also allows people to use their cellular connection, make use of Touch ID, and keep Wi-Fi functioning as well.

Apple had confirmed the update to iOS 8.0.2 would be coming “in the next few days,” but it turns out the update was ready to go sooner, rather than later. (Which is good for everyone.) A new report also shed light on the problem with iOS 8.0.1, with a revelation that the quality assurance manager that was in charge of Apple’s Maps launch was also in charge of finding bugs within iOS 8.0.1.

The update is available now, and can be found in the Software Update function inside Settings. The size of the OTA update is 72.2MB on iPhone 6 Plus. Please don’t forget to take a backup before installing the update.

Update 1:

Here’s the full list of changes and improvements according to the release notes:

iOS 8.0.2 Release Notes

iOS 8.0.2 Release Notes

Update 2:

According to Apple, less than 40,000 iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users were affected by yesterday’s iOS 8.0.1 bugs.

Update 3:

Readers have reported that they’ve been able to successfully upgrade to iOS 8.0.2, without facing the cellular connectivity and Touch ID issues.

Update 4: 

The build number of the iOS 8.0.2 update on the iPhone 6 Plus is 12A405.

Update 5:

Apple has issued an apology to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 users affected by iOS 8.0.1 update along with the release of iOS 8.0.2 (via TechCrunch):

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.

Update 6:

Direct download links for iOS 8.0.2:

Update 6:

If you’re not getting the OTA update, then you can check our guide on how to install it manually using iTunes.

How to install iOS 8.0.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Update 7:

Couple of readers have reported issues connecting to Wi-Fi network after upgrading to iOS 8.0.2, and there are also reports that users in Australia are facing cellular connectivity and Touch ID issues. Please check our post on this topic for more details.

Are you having problems after upgrading to iOS 8.0.2?

Let us know how it goes in the comments.