Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 to fix Touch ID and connectivity problems

Apple has released a new update for iOS 8, which fixes problems caused by the last update (8.0.1) and some bugs from the original release. Early responses online indicate Touch ID and connectivity problems have been fixed.

As well as those bugs, iOS 8.0.2 fixes these problems:

HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store
– 3rd part keyboards should no longer be deselected after entering your passcode
– Fixes an issue where some apps failed to access photos from the Photo Library
– Reachability’s reliability on iPhone 6/6Plus has been improved
– Fixes a problem of ‘unexpected data usage’ when receiving SMS/MMS messages
– Improved support for Ask To Buy for Family Sharing for in-app purchases
– All ringtones should now be restored from iCloud backups
– Bug fixed that prevented uploading photo and video from Safari

You can update your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch ‘over the air’ when connected to Wi-Fi, or by connecting your device to iTunes on your PC or Mac. The latter means that you can update without making space for the update – useful if your device is full of photos and music, for example.

iOS 8.0.1’s over-the-air update was only available for about an hour before it was stopped by Apple, but that was time enough for lots of users to report the problems it caused. Apple apologized and said that it was working ‘around the clock’ to fix everything. So far, it seems iOS 8.0.2 lives up to that promise.

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