Apple issues 8.0.2 iOS update, apologises for breaking your phones

After the 8.0.1 disaster, Apple admits to screwing up and (hopefully) learns this time around
Apple issues 8.0.2 iOS update, apologises for breaking your phones

Apple had to hastily pull back its iOS 8.0.1 update after complaints that it borked the latest phones and caused the loss of TouchID. It released a brand-spanking new update along with a short statement on its website.

"We apologise for inconveniencing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who were impacted by the bug in iOS 8.0.1."

Everything working as intended, right?

Apple issues 8.0.2 iOS update, apologises for breaking your phones

Question is, if you held off updating to iOS 8.0.1 in the first place, is it worth updating now?

From a cursory look at the changelog, yes.

  • Fixes a bug so Healthkit apps can now be made available in the App Store
  • Addresses an issue where third-party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode
  • Fixes an issue that prevents apps from accessing Photo library photos
  • Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes an issue of unexpected data usage when using SMS/MMS
  • Better support for Ask To Buy for Family Sharing in in-app purchases
  • Fixes an issue where ringtones weren't restored in iCloud backups
  • Fixes a bug where photos and videos couldn't be uploaded from Safari

These are mostly niggling issues but accumulatively could be very annoying so since the iOS 8.0.2 update is safe to upgrade to, then you might as well get cracking. It's as simple as going to Settings > General > Software Update.

In case you need help updating, Apple's got a simple guide right here.

READ MORE: In case the update made you mad enough to get Android

[Source: Techcrunch]