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Apple releases iOS 8.0.2

Apple has launched iOS 8.0.2, as promised, which should fix the major problems introduced to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus by iOS 8.0.1.

The company only launched iOS 8.0.1 a few days ago, with the intention of fixing a number of bugs with iOS 8. Instead, the new build served to break network and TouchID functionality on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Oops.

Apple swiftly pulled the new software version and issues instructions on how to roll back to iOS 8 for those eager few (Apple reckons 40,000) who had already updated and been hit by the issues. It also promised a fixed update within “a few days.”

True to its word, iOS 8.0.2 is now available to download for all iOS 8-compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches.

Primary among the fixes is that aforementioned network and TouchID bug, but iOS 8.0.2 will also fix the original problems that iOS 8.0.1 was originally made to address.

That includes the sizeable problem that has effectively left Apple’s new Health app a useless husk of a service. Following the update, third party health apps will finally be able to tap into this health-related hub.

The update also fixes issues with third party keyboards that would see them dismissed in favour of Apple’s default effort when initiated in apps. Those experiencing a flaky reachability function on their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus should also find that the home button shortcut is now far more stable.

Navigate to Settings>General>Software Update to set iOS 8.0.2 downloading and installing.

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