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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Apple releases iOS 6.0.2 software update, bug fixes


Update with link to Apple KB article:

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

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.

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....)

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.


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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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 :)

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.

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...

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.

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 :-)

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