Apple releases iOS 6.0.2 software update, bug fixes

Apple has just pushed out iOS 6.0.2 for iPhone 5 and iPad mini, a minor bug-fix update to last fall's iOS 6 release. According to Apple it:

Fixes a bug that could impact Wi-Fi.

Sadly, we keep getting errors when trying to connect to Apple's over-the-air (OTA) software update service, so I can't see exactly what, if anything, is in yet it beyond that.

Go to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone 5 or iPad mini, and try your luck, and let us know what you get. You can also try tethering via USB to iTunes, though that's showing me iOS 6.0.1 still...

Hopefully everything will clear up over the next few minutes/hours.

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rbiro says:

Same problem in the Bay Area on AT&T - "Unable to Check for Update"

mediaprizm says:

Your work is very good and I appreciate you and hopping for some more informative posts. Thank you for sharing great information to us.

BhamBB says:

Same issue here in the Southeast


Same issue here at north east NYC area. AT&T is the carrier.

nosivad79 says:

Canada - Rogers - same error

Rene Ritchie says:

Update with link to Apple KB article:

It's iPhone 5 and iPad mini only, fixes Wi-Fi bug.

iBlackdude says:

iPhone 5 here. No problems.

U know the old saying : if its not broken, why...

I will not update !!!!

Laelipoo says:

I cannot do OTA either, trying to download the IPSW from cult of mac and see how it works. I have been having wifi issues, so hopefully this helps.

Carl Simmons1 says:

Same problem here in Garden Grove, CA on VZW.

acwyau says:

Didn't try it OTA, but it's working fine via iTunes.

BBooDad says:

downloading the 6.02 update to my iPad Mini now, by wired connection. I think it works here in Wisconsin because we have the power of the Green Bay Packers that permeates the state, and makes everything great!

Packer Power! (and now maybe wifi won't be so touchy with my Mini and phone....)

BBooDad says:

guess the Packers are spreading enough power - my phone still doesn't get the update

Laelipoo says:

iOS 6.0.2 Software Update

This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

• Fixes a bug that could impact Wi-Fi

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

the release notes :D

shawnarsen10 says:

I restarted my iphone 5 and, the software update connected without errors. Downloading now.

smack518 says:

Downloading OTA in South Jersey now. It's at "preparing update" stage.

215gtownkid says:

Mines had no errors updated fast and easy sprint iPhone 5

jjca says:



JeevesVic says:

Worked for me. iPhone5 on Telus in Victoria BC.

iirishassassin says:

Updated on Rogers with no issue.

david_fabian says:

Worked for me, everything seems ok afterwards. I noticed under 6.0.1 that the Wifi signal indicator was often inaccurate (showing low signal when I was in a good signal area). Hopefully that's fixed.

cosby01 says:

OTA updated my iP5 easily and quickly. I'm in the northeast.

Bill_Johnson says:

Doing an OTA right now via Sprint on my iPhone 5 here in North East Ohio

BhamBB says:

So it is to fix Wifi issues...what were the issues? i have tried everything to make the wifi work (prior to this update) should i reset everything back the way i had it?

morinkd says:

downloaded and installed no issues in roughly 10 minutes....AT&T iPhone 5

nolan.b says:

couldn't connect from iPad Mini Settings, okay on wired to ITunes, pending 7 minutes, go go go!

sonar_chris says:

This didn't fix the volume bug with voice navigation in apple maps.

curiousj87 says:

i was able to update OTA on my iPad mini, but had to tether my iPhone

SockRolid says:

No problem here in the SF area. Don't recall having any issues with Wi-Fi, but updated the iPhone 5 and iPad mini anyway.

esfoad says:

I'm in NJ. Just saw this, went to check for the update on the iPhone 5, it was there and installed in less than 10 minutes. So far so good but we'll see if the wifi is more stable as I have had some stability issues with wifi connections.

DaPhoneking says:

Cincinnati and finished downloading and installing (thanks Starbucks wifi lol). Did notice my Verizon signal loaded instanteously....

serwan says:

It works perfectly on my iphone 5-uk

Randy1375 says:

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Bacco says:

Upgraded without a hitch...ATT in NYC. WiFi seems to definitely be working much better. 2 bars instead of the 1 bar I usually got and holds the signal without dropping it.

Pedals says:

OTA update easy peasy, no runs, drips or errors

EAP1985 says:

downloaded fine here south of Boston, MA.

LazyStarGazer says:


After downloading this, I couldn't connect to my home wifi network.
Reset my network settings, and now back to normal.
Normal being spotty wifi.

I'm starting to think its my crappy cable company supplied router.
Thank you Rogers, for going with the lowest bidder.

Crayolaboi says:

Worked for me no problems. No problems after either. iOS 6 has been smooth as butter fore since I got my 5. Yay :)

dfb8085 says:

OTA went smooth as silk here in Georgia on ATT. Installing and waiting on Iphone 5 to reboot. Never had any problem with this wonderful device but I am updating anyway.

estroh says:

Downloaded OTA and rebooted and connected to wifi. Do I still need to reset network connections?

DaleLamontagne says:

Did OTA with Koodo in Toronto, Ontario.... Had no issues, it downloaded very fast and installed quick. Now let's hope the Wi-Fi issue is resolved and lets hope this fixes the battery issue most of us been facing since IOS 6.0.1

komunikacjainternetowa says:

After installing the update my telephone sygnal status is showing way lower sygnal than before. I always had perfect tehephone sygnal strenth at work and in my home, and now I only have three-four bricks of sygnal. Anyone else experiencing that? Thank you.

jngmin00 says:

I can update my iPhone 5. It use to not show up by cellular but I can see iOS 6.0.2 in my software update in my home wifi :)

Junius8 says:

Updated with my Verizon iPhone 5 with no problems

Dionte says:

Thank goodness I can finally connect to wifi again, AT&T was about to get me again.

Guido Paez says:

Same problem. I can not update the new IOS version. Quito - Ecuador

breezybmw says:

No problems updating OTA with iPhone 5 with Verizon in Texas.

nolatiger711 says:

I had no problem downloading OTA with my ATT iPhone 5 in Baton Rouge, LA. It also solved my problem. I traded in two iPhones because I could never get over 1 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up over my home wifi. I even upgraded my router to a netgear r6300. With this update, my speeds are now 16 Mbps down and 8.4 up.

Turb0x3r says:

Ran the OTA yesterday on wifi and everything is running good. I'm on Verizon if that helps.

axllebeer says:

No problems here in southern Ohio. downloaded it 1st try OTA, installed and now up and running. No real changes yet that I can see, but I've only had it for like 5 mins so far...

jrssms97 says:

Mine downloaded fine once I was home on a wifi connection, downloaded, installed, and completed the update in ~ 5 minutes. You have to be on wifi, the update will not run on LTE because it's just over the file size limit.

dsd825 says:

Completed mine over the office wifi -no problems. <5 minutes

jauhari says:

Fix Bugs (WiFI) and bring another bugs (batteries drain) :(

RaiderWill says:

Got the OTA on my Mini a couple of days ago.. Even though I had no Wi-Fi issues with my Moto Router to begin with :-)

vmgautam#IM says:

Went well for me here in Ahmedabad (India) ... 2 iPhone 5's updated within minutes. No error. Smooth sailing.

jmjohn says:

Worked perfectly for me in Houston, TX. Can't tell any difference, but it did the OTA update without a hitch!!