Apple iOS 8.0.2 arrives to rescue bug-ridden iPhones and iPads

We reported last week on the teething troubles that early adopters of Apple’s iOS 8 were suffering from. There was a mixture of install issues, app compatibility problems and lag that often plagues major mobile OS point zero releases. Since that time Apple has been going full steam ahead to try and rescue their iOS device users from a friction-full experience and patch up the mobile OS.

Apple iOS 8 arrived with the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Apple iOS 8 arrived with the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

A few days ago iOS 8.0.1 came to the rescue only to bring with it another variety of bugs and glitches. Update problems with that revision included Touch ID not working and even stifling the basic ability to make phone calls thanks to loss of cellular service… Apple withdrew that update and apologised saying sorry for “the great inconvenience experienced by users,” reports the Guardian.

Apple has since worked “around the clock” to bring an acceptably functional iOS update to users and late last night released iOS 8.0.2. The latest update is said to bring fixes to those iOS 8.0.1 problems with cellular connectivity and Touch ID and also improve HeathKit app compatibility, third party soft-keyboard compatibility and a number of other niggles.

Apple iOS 8.0.2 should quash the most serious bugs

Apple iOS 8.0.2 should quash the most serious bugs

Oddly, users who updated to iOS 8.0.1 via computer download, rather than direct to their mobile device, seemed to avoid the major bugs that it brought along. The last figures available, via MacWorld, show that nearly half of Apple’s mobile user base have already taken the plunge with iOS 8. Please folks, just wait a bit longer next time – especially if you have older hardware which the latest OS may bring to a crawl. My Apple iPad Air will remain on iOS 7 for at least another month – everything works – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

Mark Tyson

Mark has worked for a number of years as a newshound on other technology news websites. He decided to write for Tech Assimilate thanks to this web site's open embracing vision of the fascinating world of personal technology. Mark has also worked in the printing and advertising industries for tens of years previously.

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