This is just in. Apple has released iOS 8.0.2 download links for all the supported devices, including the very latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple rolled out iOS 8.0.1 just yesterday, but upon updating, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users began noticing some weird behavior. Straight after applying the update, many of those in ownership of the newest two smartphones out of Cupertino were greeted with no cellular service whatsoever, and with the fallout also indicating that Touch ID was out of action on iOS 8.0.1, it’s fair to say that the software update did more harm than good in many cases. Thus, Apple has scrambled to roll out iOS 8.0.2, and below, we’ve got the details on how you can get hold of it.
It’s not uncommon for a software update to deliver a new bug entirely, but while it can be annoying when a new build seems to merely shuffle issues around rather than completely fixing every snag, the troubles that have arisen with iOS 8.0.1 on the new iPhones has meant that Apple needed to act very promptly indeed. If the bug was, say, a minor UI issue, Apple could have simply waited and dealt with it in a future update with other fixes, but when folk have paid hundreds of dollars to acquire a new smartphone, they rightly expect to be able to use the cellular radio by default.
A smartphone is, primarily, a device used to make calls, and with the dreaded No Service message perched in the top-left hand corner of many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models running iOS 8.0.1, users could not make or receive calls, browse the Web over cellular, send iMessages, or utilize any other connectivity-dependent function when away from a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The rest of the changelog of the update is as follows, and contains the same fixes which 8.0.1 brought forward:
Apple sold a mammoth 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units in the first weekend alone, and with many of those likely to have picked up the iOS 8.0.1 software, perhaps in the faith that it would fix a number of early bugs on iOS 8.0, a portion of said users may now discover that they’re even worse off than before.
Still, the remedial iOS 8.0.2 update has now been rolled out by Apple, amending the No Service bug while also fixing Touch ID. To grab it, simply tap the Settings app on your device and then navigate to General > Software Update, or alternatively, fire up iTunes and update that way.