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iOS 8.0.2 Released – Bug-fixes, HealthKit and Support

Apple has released iOS version 8.0.2. The update looks to make minor updates, but also to fix the major bug in iOS 8.0.1, which was released earlier this week.

A major fix, which was intended to be the key update in 8.0.1, addresses the issue that meant HealthKit-enabled apps were unavailable when iOS 8 launched.

The full changelog:

  • 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

Apple had to pull the previous 8.0.1 update immediately just days before this latest release after reports that iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users were unable to access their cellular networks. A quick work-around had to be put in place to allow those users to downgrade to the release-version of iOS 8. Reports suggest that this latest update has fully addressed the issue.