No more Snap, Crackle or Pop for iPhone 8/8 Plus as Apple sends out iOS 11.0.2

No more Snap, Crackle or Pop for iPhone 8/8 Plus as Apple sends out iOS 11.0.2
A bit more than a week ago, we told you that some Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus users were troubled by a static noise that was coming from their phone's earpiece. Apple said that it would send out a software update that would fix the problem, and that update came today when iOS 11.0.2 was pushed out by the gang in Cupertino. So, the static issue should be gone following the installation of iOS 11.0.2. The size of the update weighs in at 286.8MB.

Apple stated that iOS 11.0.2 bring various bug fixes and improvements to the iPhone and iPad. To be more precise, the latest iOS build:

  • Fixes an issue where crackling sounds may occur during calls for a small number of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus devices.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause some photos to become hidden.
  • Fixes an issue where attachments in S/MIME encrypted emails would not open.

To update your iPhone or iPad go to Settings > General > Software Update. You should be connected to a Wi-Fi network. While that is an optional decision, the update won't proceed unless your battery is charged to at least 50%, or the device is plugged in

While iOS 11 was released on September 19th, iOS 11.0.1 was sent out a week later on September 26th.

source: Apple

Related phones

iPhone 8
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 1821 mAh(14h talk time)
iPhone 8 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 2691 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Apple respects its customers not like the others.

3. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

then they shouldn't hurry & release buggy software in 1st place.

4. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

It's not that easy there are times bugs show up even after deliberate inspections after it's released to the public. They are quite fast to deliver an update to fix the problem so kudos to them.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7621; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Now all they have to do is speed up iOS. Wait, unless Apple purposely added in wait states to gently piss off older iPhone users, so Apple can gently and deliberately push their customers to upgrading to the next iPhone. ;-)

10. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Older device get slower over time, but running new device (iPad Pro 10.5 model), though i didn't notice it's become slower it's still buggy and that's annoying.

17. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1486; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Except a study has proven that major iOS updates do actually make their older models noticably slower. The iOS 11 update also did something else, it pretty much destroyed batterylife on older models. Those on the iPhone 7 (Plus) are saying it drains about 50% faster. Those on the 6S or older more than twice the battery drain. Several of my coworkers that have updated to iOS 11 wanna undo it already, because battery life is abysmal.

20. Jimrod

Posts: 1607; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Odd that, I'm on a year old SE and there's no noticeable change to battery life.

22. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

I had wifi problem, battery last shorter than when i'm using iOS 10, and apps forced to close, it still didn't fixed. I can only tells my own experience, i didn't notice if the device is any slower or not since it's new device equiped with powerful processor (i dunno what will happen with older device). I think most ppl can't tell a few second difference without side by side comparison.

27. mikehunta727 unregistered

My work 7 Plus has no battery drain issues at all and is as good as day 1. It lasts me all day and has no weird standby drain effect. On latest version btw Only issue I been experiencing on iOS 11 is lag in some animations when using the phone/going in and out of apps, stuff like that. Haven't experienced anything ground breaking yet My anecdotal evidence

29. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

That may be true, but if this was Samsung, that isn't what you would be saying.

6. iushnt

Posts: 3180; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

They didn’t hurry. The OS is solid and reliable.

12. Xilam unregistered

You'd find plenty of bugs in Android fast too if it had at least half the adoption rate as iOS new updates...

30. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

What? You know why Android doesn't need as many updates? Because it has less issues. Here is the difference. With Apple, Apple directly updates it phones. Android firmware, leave Google and then the carriers also does things to test and make sure firmware OTA are good as well. Though either can have issues, Android has been proven to have less issues. I've never had an Android phone get bricked from an update, but I've had 2 iPhone get bricked from them. I've never lost data on an Android OTA update. I've lost data on OTA and PC updating via iTunes and had backups that failed to restore. Even though I have had Android fail backup on my Samsung using SmartSwitch, you can manually restore your updates vs just using the software to handle them all at once. You can't do this on IOS period. Even if your iPhone has the latest iOS released, I can have a 5 year old Android that won't get the latest update and it will still do things that the present iPhone with latest iOS can't do. Example, the Galaxy S4 and S5 haven't been updates in years and both do things that even today's iPhone can't do. Most people don't update until their phone says to do so. Most people in the world could never tell you what version of any OS they are running and most iPhone users couldn't even tell you which model of the phone they own. Jimmy Kimmel proved that showing people old iPhone claiming they were new and people actually thought they were. I am not saying Apple should have flawless software. What I am saying is, Apple has it easier than any OEM when it comes to software upgrades and since iOS 7 Apple has had more issues with software than all Android OEM's combined. Apple based on facts in history have NEVER been good at software and that simply hasn't changed. I guess there are things all the money in the world can't fix!

14. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Oh shut up you pathetic fanboy. Android 8.0 is on 0.2% as of now and you won't get it even before Q2 2018. Android fragmentation is hilarious. Apple releases fixes and all the performance updates within a month or so and you'll get a stable device after that.

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

When comparing percentages, take into account the vast difference in the number of Android devices versus the number of iOS devices.

16. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Android fragmentation is a myth unless you're on stock Android and don't receive updates. 90% of manufacturers have their own iteration of Android and most of them are two cycles ahead of stock Android in terms of features and security. In other words skins like miui, zenui and emui on Marshmallow already have most of the features and patches of Oreo and Nougat. A good example is the introduction of permissions on Marshmallow which were already available on miui Lollipop.

18. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

How i'm a fanboy when i use both platform? I simply enjoy my android phone and iPad but not so much till i upgrade to iOS 11. Aren't u so butthurt iFan? Apple release software update last week and now, it's enough to proof it has many problems.

19. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1486; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Whereas Android manufacturers thoroughly test their updates before releasing them and thus rarely come with big bugs. For Google's own devices it uses the same approach as Apple does and you hear about bugs making it into the updates as much as they do on iOS. Why? Because just like Apple they opt to let users discover the bugs. Manufacturers like Samsung, Huawei, LG and Sony thoroughly test their updates before release, resulting in a far superior update with significantly less issues. So yeah, maybe they take a bit longer to make it to devices, but generally you experience far less problems with Android updates than you do with iOS updates. So I'd rather wait a few months to get an update that doesn't break anything, than to go through several updates that fix and break things as they go along.

32. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Exactly and very well said.

33. Xilam unregistered

Nearly every android update has reported problems.

31. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Even without having Android 8.0. All the Android phone is have right now, All do at least 25 things the iPhone still can't do. It not just about the numbers.

28. MpowerSkills

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 19, 2011

I think that's the first time Apple has been accused of hurrying on anything.

5. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Yes, because they're holding it wrong.

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Very old one....update yourself...

8. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

You are updating yourself wrong

11. iushnt

Posts: 3180; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Was funny

21. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Your update has more bugs, but it is normal for Nokia.

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

That was fast...

13. erdilmeet unregistered

Good job Apple. Bugs are something that just can't be assumed ahead of time or may not be spotted in QC so glad this time around, Apple did the right thing rather than give some lame excuse

23. Jason2k13

Posts: 1478; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

the crackling still happens in my ipad pro 9.7... when i make calls using any earphones... very frustrating APPLE!

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