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Apple releases iOS 8.0.2, addresses previous update errors

Apple has released iOS 8.0.2. It's available now via Settings > General > Update or over Lightning to USB tether to iTunes on your Mac or PC. This comes just one day after the iOS 8.0.1 update left iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers unable to use Touch ID or connect to cellular networks. Apple promised a fix within days and delivered it with a day. Apple also once agains apologized for the bugs:

iOS 8.0.2 is now available for users. it fixes an issue that affected iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who downloaded iOS 8.0.1 and includes improvements and bug fixes originally in iOS 8.0.1. We apologize for inconveniencing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who were impacted by the bug in iOS 8.0.1.

I've completed the update on my personal iPhone 6 Plus and both Touch ID and cellular data are working fine. We'll test the rest of the fix list shortly and let you know if anything comes up.

If you still have 8.0.1 waiting to install and you're not seeing 8.0.2, go to Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage and delete it. If you get a verification error, update via iTunes instead.

Otherwise, if you install it, let me know what it fixes for you, and if any issues pop up.

Rene Ritchie
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

147 Comments
  • I'm scared to update, I'll let others be the guinea pigs and test it out first. Sent from the iMore App
  • I'm with you. I am ALWAYS a first. Yesterday was the first time it bit me. Sent from the iMore App
  • I'm with you. I am ALWAYS a first. Yesterday was the first time it bit me. Sent from the iMore App
  • No shit...why didn't René try it out and let y'all know how it is? Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • That's not exactly his job... Sent from the iMore App
  • I'm laughing so hard at bendgate and now this it couldn't happen to a better bunch of losers. From my Galaxy Note 3 On T-Mobile via iMore App
  • Seems like you need a life since you're taking time to go on Apple centric sites to troll. Whose the real loser?
  • Yeah...anyone who comes to an apple site is a loser...(that's what you said...lol) Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • To troll. Damn Posted via iMore App
  • That's what you twisted it into. Are you really that desperate to make yourself feel better for using Android? You are pathetic.
  • I have a 4S also, so piss off. Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • This person proves my point, exhibit B lol.
  • Goof Sent from the iMore App
  • Dude, bentgate is way over blown, and the update was the only real flaw. I've seen one of these "bent in the wild" iPhones. It was a case of skinny jeans and sitting on it. (she's a small girl, but still well over the 55ishlbs needed to bend it) Posted via iMore App
  • Totally with you Sent from the iMore App
  • Go on somewhere plastic ! Sent from the iMore App
  • My last two android phones were all metal...M7, and M8..they didn't bend...or get shit updates. Or have antenna issues. Or show a nonexistent road in maps going from California to Hawaii. Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • Hey dude,, just go away we all respect each other but you are not
    Just go on with your lovely android and troll in android central Sent from the iMore App
  • Because I have an iPhone too...or does your brain shut off after three words? Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • U have an iPhone 4s and so don't know what is gte latest iPhone experience and hence are here to show your love for android. At least we do get updates, not like you all lol.
  • You right.. They got almost no updates...
  • SHUT THE F UP!!!! Sent from the iMore App
  • The typical Android fanboy couldn't possibly have a better representative than Richard Yarell.
  • Why not, you have Rene Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • That's some lame trolling.
  • That's ok guys! Chin up because when current Android users get to 75% adoption on their next update... Oh wait... Sent from the iMore App
  • You truly are an A Hole, D Bag Loser!! Sent from the iMore App
  • Everything works normally on my 5S.
  • Agreed Sent from the iMore App
  • I've now updated two iPhone 4S's and an iPad 4. Consistent results with the iPhones where the phone attempts to connect to a 4G network and when it can't, it continues to search. Simply going into airplane mode and switching out fixes this problem. The phones and the iPad 4 work fine now with this upgrade. So if you are having cellular access problems, try resetting the cellular service -- one method is to toggle airplane mode. So far, I've found no other problems. If you are having performance problems with either, I suggest that you do a clean install. I found that, in both the iPad and iPhone 4S, that fixed any performance problems I had. In my opinion, the 4S running IOS 8.02 does not suffer a performance hit when compared to IOS 7. If you're not seeing this, I don't know what to say. I have both a 64 and 16GB iPhone 4S, so memory is not the issue.
  • Taking the plunge. Will report back shortly...
  • shall we assumed the plunge hurt? Sent from the iMore App
  • Everything works!
  • Doing it now.....
  • I'll bite. If it dies, I'll be sure to let you know.
  • STILL ALIVE!!!!
  • OTA on my 6 and no issues. Well, I mean I have cell service and Touch ID works. Sent from the iMore App
  • 6plus and cell service and touch ID have stopped working. WTF Apple
  • "Apple promised a fix within days and delivered it with a day".
    Wow!!! Isn't that great? Yes, I am being sarcastic...
  • It is great. Google has never released a fix for anything that fast, and never will. A memory bug in ICS wasn't fixed for a year, rendering thousands of first gen Nexus 7s useless after months of use. Apple FTW!
  • What on earth are you talking about? Not only did the 2012 Nexus 7 launch with Jellybean (4.1), having owned both it and the 2013 version I've never seen any 'memory bug'. Please get your facts straight.
  • Sorry I misspoke the silly name of the version, but I have my facts straight. The original Nexus suffered from a TRIM bug in memory management which turned many if not most of them to shit. It was a year until the next major update (4.3, don't recall?) fixed it. A YEAR.
    Just search for "Nexus 7 Trim bug". https://gigaom.com/2013/07/30/got-a-laggy-old-nexus-7-heres-why-android-...
  • And your point is...? I don't give a damn to what happened to the Nexus 7; Never had stuff from Android. l own Apple products. And l started owning them BECAUSE they WERE very good. Things are going down now in Cuppertino and Tim & Co need to pull their socks up. Urgently.
  • I couldn't care less about Google; I use Apple products.
  • I can happily report that everything works, as far as I can tell (iPhone 6, 64GB, T-Mobile)
  • All appears to be working ok. Sent from the iMore App
  • Ok guine pigs, word on da street is, BAZINGA;) Sent from the iMore App
  • It's true.
  • Had no issues on my 5s. I'll hold off on this update. Sent from the iMore App
  • It's my understanding that the issues with 8.0.1 only affected the 6 and 6 Plus.
  • Can anybody confirm if it fixes the Wi-Fi slowdowns?
    For some reason I doubt it..
  • I downloaded on iPhone 6 and now have issues with wifi. Will not download from wifi even though says it is connected.
  • I will wait another day before downloading.
  • Updated and running great from what I've seen. Sent from the iMore App
  • I'll pass until the all clear. Fool me once and all of that
  • Updated fast on my wife and my iPhone 6's now our iPads Sent from the iMore App
  • Is anyone else having issues with touch ID and cell service with the 8.0.2 update?? It has killed mine.
  • Updating is behaving on my 6. (64GB, AT&T) TouchID and cell are fine. Didn't really see wifi slowness before so can't speak to what/if this changed anything in that regard.
  • I backed up to iCloud and I'm updating via full restore with iTunes. Then I'll restore my iCloud backup.
  • Everything seems to be working. The Touch ID is more responsive. I had to try about 2 to 3 times on ios 8.0 to read finger prints. My wifi connections don't have a lag anymore too Sent from the iMore App
  • Just updated my 5S & iPad mini with retina display. Very fast and all seems to be working great. Thank You Apple.
  • Touch ID and cell working here on 6+ but it reset all of my steps and distance info in the health app. Sent from the iMore App
  • I updated my 6+ and mini retina and both are working good however on the 6+ the little red 1 is showing on the settings icon like I have an update. Yet when I check it says 8.0.2 up to date. Little things like drive me nuts. Sent from the iMore App
  • Still didn't fix the crash bug with mms for me. It's was crashing when I tried to add a photo and it still is. Sent from the iMore App
  • Installed on my AT&T iPhone 6. Still have cell service and TouchID functions. Sent from the iMore App
  • No issues so far on Verizon iPhone 6. Have cell service and TouchID works fine. I'm sort of sad that cell service is now something I have to check first thing after updates. Let's hope Apple QA doesn't let us down quite like that again.
  • Everything is fine. 8.0.2 still has a mms bug is all I can find. Sent from the iMore App
  • I am also scared to update! I have lost my trust in Apple. Well....maybe I will.....yes i will,update! IOS8 is a mess maybe this will help.
  • All good here. No issues. Sent from the iMore App
  • I think this might of addressed the wifi issues. My wifi is significantly faster. As far as Touch ID and cell service goes; it runs great. Sent from the iMore App
  • I'm good it works great, cell and Touch ID work, that's was scary! Sent from the iMore App
  • Ipad2, 4 and iphone 6 good to go.
  • Still learning, always.
  • Updated.. So far... its good.
  • Just installed IOS 8.02 on my iPhone 6/128/VZ.. Looks like my Bluetooth connectivity issues with my Kia Optima has been fixed. I didn't reset any settings or delete any of my car connections. This morning it was in a stuck condition and couldn't complete or receive phone calls. Looks like 8.02 fixed it. If anything changes I'll be back. This is very good and welcome news the Apple support forum is flooded with Bluetooth and various carrier issues! -- Howie S.
  • It works fine. Sent from the iMore App
  • It works fine.. actually fixed my biggest issue and that was the bluetooth with my Ford.. this update has corrected the issues. Now for a bit of an editorial.. I feel like Apple did well by getting this out as quickly as they did.. being able to be in control of pushing updates directly is a bit of a double edged sword. I know they rushed the previous update and did cause inconveniences for some .. but we ask for quick action and sometime with quick action we get mixed results. Well the end.
  • This update does not fix the Ford Sync issue. As soon as you restart or sync your phone the issue comes back.
  • 8.0.2 OTA updated successfully on two 6's. So far so good.
  • Updated and everything works fine Sent from the iMore App
  • Working great on iPhone 5 and iPad Air! Sent from the iMore App
  • Bluetooth audio is fixed. I have an iPhone 5 and in iOS 8 I noticed my Bluetooth audio wasn't working in my helmet. Thanks for the fix Apple. Sent from the iMore App
  • Update seems fine on 5s and friends 6+ so, everyone should be good. Sent from the iMore App
  • There's a crashing bug I'm dealing with in 8.0 where I open various apps insta, fb, snap, nhl, etc.. and they close.. I have to double tap to go back into them.. Has anyone else had this issue? If so, is it fixed in the update? --AT&T iP6 Sent from the iMore App
  • iPhone 6 plus, iPad mini with retina are fine but had trouble with 5S. It won't connect to my wifi but I did a network reset and hard reset and it resolved the issue. However, my cell connection can't connect to LTE now but my iPhone 6 plus is fine. Anyone having this issue? I guess, there's another bug.
  • If you are in an area with poor performance you may see your bars drop to zero but instead of no service you'll have 5 empty dots beside your carrier. Happened to me a few minutes ago, iPhone 6, updated to 8.0.2.
  • updating now
  • I'm only seeing the first update. Do I install the first one and then the second? Sent from the iMore App
  • Update to 8.0.2 worked like a charm.
  • all good
  • My 6+ 64gb model goes mute in facetime. Person on other end cant hear me at all Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Updated and haven't have any issues
  • This happened to me on iPhone 6 and figured out I was obstructing the microphone hole by the way I was holding the device.
  • Good luck guys, hope everything works out for you all. Posted via iMore App
  • Everything is working fine on my i5s after updating. Sent from the iMore App
  • iPhone 6 updated to 8.0.2 working perfect on everything, just got phone today so never did 8.0.1. Don't be afraid of updates. Sent from the iMore App
  • No problem with my 5s very fast even for Apple to get this update out so quick Sent from the iMore App
  • All's good with the iOS 8.0.2 update on iPhone 5 and iPad mini. Thank you Apple for the swift prompt response and action. Sent from the iMore App
  • Much better, voiceover actually doesn't crash as bad. Yay. Sent from the iMore App
  • Updated iPhone 6 Plus and everything seems to be working fine. Sent from the iMore App
  • It's still defaults back to the standard keyboard when you enter your password on some programs Sent from the iMore App
  • This is not a bug. Passwords are always defaulted to apple keyboard for security reason. Third party keyboard are recording your keystroke as mentioned in the warning that pop ups when you turn on full access on a third party keyboard.
  • Update.... I thought everything was fine with iPhone 6 plus touch ID but I noticed that my phone is not able to recognize my left thumb (I made sure my thumb is clean). I have setup 4 fingerprints and only my left thumb is not working. I tried setting it up again but it failed the first time. Tried 2nd time and it said have to repeat because it doesn't recognize my finger print. Tried 3rd time and it works. I suggest that you all check your your fingerprints if it works fine with your phone.
  • Working fine for me on my 6P. Updating my wife's phone now. Sent from the iMore App
  • 8.0.2 is working well on my 5s! Sent from the iMore App
  • Updated, no issues and the keyboard sticks better Sent from the iMore App
  • I missed the first (broken) update, but I have been using IOS 8.0.2 on my iPhone 6 for over an hour now, and all is well. It took about 11 minutes from start to finish over wifi. The only issues I had with IOS 8.0 on my 5S, 6, and iPad 2 were the loss of some ringtone links on the IOS 7 devices I upgraded, and the annoying animated circle thing that indicated constant data usage on all devices. I didn't notice any real cell data being eaten up, but the constant indicator annoyed me no end. The new IOS 8.0.2 patch eliminated that issue for me, and doesn't seem to have added any new issues. The ringtone issue was a minor thing, and only happened on an upgrade from 7, so I have no way to tell if that was fixed. In any event, Apple moved fast, and I'm pleased!
  • Just updated my 6 (64 G) T-Mobile to 8.02. I notice a big difference in response time when switching screens or apps. The phone is noticeably faster. I just switched off an Android 4.4.2 based LG G2 which is a lightning fast phone. The 6 is now pretty close to the response level of the G2. I had absolutely no issues with the update and everything is functioning as it should. No issues with cell service or the home button.
  • Anyone having issue with Google search app? I noticed that it's lagging so badly after updating to iOS 8.0.2. I'm using iPhone 6 plus.
  • Leo, I was having that same problem with the Google App being slow and laggy with iOS 8.0. I just upgraded to 8.0.2 and haven't seen any improvement in the slowness of the Google app. I can't find any other reports of this online. Google, of course, is of no help! No response! With 10 million new iPhones sold, we can't be the only 2 people experiencing this! The app is pretty much unusable! Sent from the iMore App
  • fixed!
  • Installed 8.0.2 this evening on my iPhone 6 and have had zero problems. My wifi which was averaging 8 Mbps before the update is now coming it at 32. However, this is still slower than my 5s which is averaging 56 Mbps side by side with my 6. Sent from the iMore App
  • Did they fix the wifi problems. Sent from the iMore App
  • OTA, 6+ here. Everything seems to be working great. Reachability has definitely improved! Sent from the iMore App
  • Just updated my 4s. Seems smoother and a lot quicker through the apps. Sent from the iMore App
  • So far so good on my 5S. Sent from the iMore App
  • No issues on my end and the wifi is mos def working better. iPhone 6 (at&t)
  • It did not fix the wifi slowdowns on my iPhone 6.. Its still doing the same exact thing. It will work good for a little bit then it starts getting stuck. and slowing down. and its the same for my wifes iPhone 6..
  • I have now updated two iPad Mini Retinas, an iPad Full Size Gen 3, and an iPhone 6 with no issues. So far so good.
  • Personal hotspot still not working - ahrghhhhhhhhh! Sent from the iMore App
  • The update worked fine with my Verizon 6+. Sent from the iMore App
  • Anyone else seeing a problem with personal hotspot
  • Yes! Sent from the iMore App
  • I don't see the personal hotspot at all? Where do I find it? I have an iPhone 5 iOS 8.02.
  • First of All It Will Take More Than One Hour To Update!! Always Hangs On Verifying The Update!! After So Much Time And Hard Work!! Now Its Working Like A Charm!! iPad Mini User!!
  • no problem for now with my iphone 5s
  • Working perfectly on my Plus. Sent from the iMore App
  • It's left my 4S with dodgy Cell service since updating. Get Cell Service for a while, then decides that it has got No Service. Roland Sent from the iMore App
  • All is well on my 6...
  • Updated IPhone and IPad
    No issues so far
  • Only problem I had was a small one. Dynamic wallpaper stopped showing my bubbles. I had to change it to a static one then back to dynamic before it would work again. Everything is running smooth so far on 2 iphone 6, 3 ipad mini, and an iphone 5s. Yes I'm an apple house :)
  • Update...after updating with 8.0.2 last night, everything is fine with my iPhone 6 plus. Woke up this morning and I noticed that wifi is very slow. I reset my router and still the same... reset network connection and still the same... after booting up, it won't even recognize any wifi. Finally, I did a hard reset and it fixed my issue. I hope I don't have to do this every morning. Apple, please fix this darn wifi issue!!!
  • Same problem with wifi AND cellular speeds for me run at a snail's pace. Thanks Apple.
  • I've read in the Apple community that some users still having TouchID issue. It happens to me too. Have to register my fingerprint again and so far it's working for me. Other users did the same thing but they have no luck. Slowly losing my faith with Apple... Sent from the iMore App
  • I was able to reload 8.0 thru iTunes the day it crashed and everything's fine now. Do I need/want to load 8.0.2 anyway?
  • Downloaded iOS 8.01 and had terrible WIFI and cellular connection issues. Was only getting 2-3 MPS. Now that I've just downloaded iOS 8.02 - SAME, EXACT, PROBLEM! No, I take that back. It's worse than before! Cellular speeds are below 2 MPS. What the hell? Any advice would be very much appreciated.
  • Installed it this morning after seeing many reports of no issues. Since installing, no issues on my 6. For me, it fixed the rotation issue I was having with the camera. Otherwise, seems normal.
  • Fixes the camera rotation issue? Awesome - the seeming random nature of that was really annoying. Glad that is addressed.
  • For me the only issue is AirDrop. I cannot get AirDrop to see other AirDrop Devices. IPad Air and iPhone 6. Both have airdrop set to everyone and when i attempt to share a picture via airdrop, no one shows up. If i attempt the same on 8.0 ipads, no issue. Can someone else test this?
  • Frustrated from being unable to downgrade to 7.12 to fix wifi issues, I upgraded to 8.02 15 minutes ago. Wifi is back even on a low signal in my balcony. Hallelujah! Fingers crossed. Hoping the miracle stays.
  • I have 8.02 on my phone but I have no service my phone calls won't go through. I have made calls via facetime voice. Is there anything I can do?
  • I'm still having problems connecting to bluetooth Sent from the iMore App
  • Using 8.0.2 on my iPhone 6 Plus, and I don't seem to be experiencing any issues, except an occasional random exit from an app - which was an issue I had out of the box. Sent from the iMore App
  • Apologies, there is one problem in fact. I am now unable to send iMessages. Sent from the iMore App
  • No problem here with iMessage after the update... Check your iMessage settings.
  • Updating from 8.0 or 8.0.1 to 8.0.2 is a must. Many bug fixes. Some people are still having a lot of problems. Some of the problems are due to background processing. To many things in background slowing your system down. Background apps, background downloading and notification widgets, 1 - do not have to many notification widgets 2 - limit the number of apps that work in background Settings-general-background app refresh 3 - consider turning off background downloads Settings-itunes & app store-automatic downloads I do my updates manually. It is not hard. Some things will use your Internet connection while you are surfing the web at the same time.
  • Hey! I've upgraded yesterday and everything is working except for the hotspot. How do I get it back please. It's really important for me to have this feature back on the phone. Thank you for the help!
    Sonia