iOS 8.0.2 comes to fix the 8.0.1 debacle

iOS 8.0.2 comes to fix the 8.0.1 debacle
Apple has been having a rough time of it following the release of the new iPhones and iOS 8. There is obviously the silly troubles of #bendgate; and, there are some real issues with iOS 8. The biggest issues weren't part of the first update 8.0.1, which was pushed out yesterday, but the update did include the unexpected feature of breaking cell service and Touch ID for many.

The update was quickly pulled, Apple warned users to not install the update, and even posted a downgrading guide, but the damage was done. Apple worked quickly though, and has a new iOS 8.0.2 update to fix the issues caused by the 8.0.1 troublemaker. And, for those who didn't update to 8.0.1, the new update includes all of the same bug fixes that could be found in the original, including fixes to HealthKit, 3rd party keyboards, and much more.

So far, the troubles do seem to be fixed with the new iOS 8.0.2 update, meaning it may be safe to install the new software. But, we wouldn't blame anyone for waiting a bit just to make sure there aren't any other problems waiting in the wings. 

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33 Comments

1. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

Installed... and It Works! NOTE: For those who's 8.0.1 installation failed at the 'verification' stage, just got to SETTINGS> GNERAL> USAGE >MANAGE STORAGE and Delete the previously FAILED installation download... Reboot the device... and Install 8.0.2 Though, admittedly, this complete 8.0.1 screw up should never have happened in the first place - #AppleJustWorks=NOT

4. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Ok......

9. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The iPhone has their customer's all bent out of shape....

11. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

LOL... Some iPhone 6/6+ owners certainly had reason to be 'bent out of shape' this week. Me... No Worries if my iPhone 6+ is out of commission for a few hours because I have my (always reliable/more functional) Galaxy Note 3 to take up the slack. Looking forward to seeing how my (preordered) Note 4 compares to my 6+ in a few weeks, though it's not looking too good for my 6+ at this point.

16. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Wow you must be super rich to be able to have all dem phones.

17. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Just a man who has his priorities straight.

20. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Hardly super rich; merely spending his money the wrong way. Hey DaHarder... Go on a vacation or invite your girlfriend on a 3* dinner instead of lugging around a ton of flagship phones when one will do! ;-)

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

6+, and note 3 owner myself. Two fabulous devices, skipping the note 4 though. At least for now...

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mine is working great, and no bends. My wife hasn't registered one single complaint about hers, and she's a tough critic.

2. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

And another bug will ruin this update.

5. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

What is wrong with apple's software engineer. All this updates just to say they're fixing it where in fact the solutions that they're doing is making it worst.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What do you expect from Apple? Rotten.

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Our s5's have had these updates since launch G900TUVU1BNH5 G900TUVU1BNG4 G900TUVU1BNG3 G900TUVU1BNF6 G900TUVU1ANE6 G900TUVU1ANE5 G900TUVU1ANCH G900TUVU1ANCD Released April, 5 months 8 updates....it happens. Also some of these updates that 'broke' the phone staying connected to the network were not fixed as fast as apple.

10. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

And yet Apple only has one priority, IOS. So it's way easier for them to work out the bugs, or hell even make new ones. Everyone can admit and own up to the fact that is one of Apple's benefits. It doesn't have multiple devices running on multiple different UIs and OS versions.

13. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

That's the good thing for Apple OS. Not complicated and no bla bla bla bla to other device. What do you expect to android world? How many android phones they have out there?

33. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Which is why people like them, which is why someone owning a avant, a s3, s4, s5, are not on the same OS version, which is why people who choose apple like apple. Less to deal with. Also this was not just a s5 issue, s3 had a call brick issue that took 3-4 months to fix with an update and refused warranty exchanges once the issue was found out about. The note 3 had issues with wifi screwing with calls. This is all samsung. If they wanted, they too could have 'one' android version and overlay modification, problem is, samsung has to keep up with so many things just for android, advantage going to apple.

21. av911 unregistered

Well, I guess Apple's gonna beat that. 2 updates in less then a week.

27. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

If you're posting this on anything that has an OS, just stop. You're making yourself look foolish! Whether it's a PC, PS4, SmartTV or your car, every system will always have bugs and flaws. That's why they have updates. You should ask yourself if you're actually getting the update and/fixes within a few days or months?! You're just trolling.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Rotten?

7. AlikMalix unregistered

That was quick... I didnt even have time to update to iOS 8.0.1 Just got iOS 8.0.2 today - the world did not explode, everyone... woo...

12. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

That's how Apple can do update the OS easily and quickly. Not just like in android that they leave you behind if you have problem in your OS.

18. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

What do you mean, "leave you behind"? A lot of the problems are caused by the OEMs.

26. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

We'll that's the thing with an android phone. You get a desired screen size. Pack the thing with a ton of un-optimized technology, features etc. then release it to the public. As a buyer of this product, you're at the mercy or Android, OEM's and Carriers to even consider getting an update. I'm not saying that neither apple or android has a perfect system but that's why there are updates to fix bugs. It's really up to you as a user which to consider. I'm just glad Apple fixes issues that affects the phone's primary purpose- to send and receive information.

29. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Where I'm at, updates aren't carrier-dependent. He's talking like Google/OEMs don't provide updates for fixing bugs.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How is it

30. AlikMalix unregistered

To be honest I never had issues that are widely reported after any update. Maybe a couple buttons overlap but still all functioning. but nothing that hinders my productivity. Ios 8.0.2 is working fine.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Downloaded it a little while ago. So far so good, Safari works so much better now, as does reachability. Those were the two bugs I was noticing. It hasn't bent yet either lol :D

14. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Let see what this update can do to my ipad mini lag issues

15. AppleJuice

Posts: 145; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

They seem desperate, lol. Anyways, that was fast though. Good job.

19. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Well Im going to wait a couple days until I know its safe for my 5s

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