iOS 8.0.2 update

Apple released iOS 8.0.2 to the public Thursday night, addressing issues that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users encountered when updating to iOS 8.0.1, as well as several other improvements and bug fixes. The update is available for iPad 2 and newer models, iPhone 4s and newer models, as well as iPod touch 5th generation via an over-the-air update or directly through iTunes.

iOS 8.0.2 fixes a critical issue where iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who updated to iOS 8.0.1 on Wednesday lost cellular signal and the ability to use Touch ID. It also addresses a HealthKit bug that prevented apps supporting the new APIs to function properly, as well as several other bugs.

The full iOS 8.0.2 changelog is as follow:

  • Fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store
  • Addresses an issue where 3rd party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from the Photo Library
  • Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes an issue that could cause unexpected cellular data usage when receiving SMS/MMS messages
  • Better support of Ask To Buy for Family Sharing for In-App Purchases
  • Fixes an issue where ringtones were sometimes not restored from iCloud backups
  • Fixes a bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari

The release of iOS 8.0.1 on Wednesday incapacitated the devices of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 users who updated immediately. Apple quickly pulled the update but it was already too late for many users who had already updated and lost cell signal as well as the ability to use Touch ID. iDB provided a fix for this, followed by Apple 10 hours later who provided a similar set of instructions and noted the company would release an update rapidly.

Users might feel a little wary about updating to iOS 8.0.2 but we can confirm that we didn’t encounter any issue after updating an iPhone 6.

Hopefully this will ring then end of Apple’s rough week.

  • MrSolo816

    Not sure about anyone else but I sm getting better reception after 8.0.2 update on my 6+. In the basement where I normally had 1 bar, 2 if I held it in the right spot I now have a consistent 3 bars. No problems with service (obviously) and no problems with Touch ID.

  • The Shoonchy 

    No download links for Restoring?

  • George

    my iphone 4s exploded after this update 🙁 but at least it didn’t bend.

    • Nuno123


  • iFLoWx7

    Wow, So much drama goin on while I’m on my JB…-::-…

    • Chocolope Jailbreakush

      Same here. Haha

  • Fevostone

    Wifi still needs fixing and voice dictation on keybroad in apps like viber

    • Jason Dennery

      What’s wrong with the WiFi?

      • Fevostone

        It randomly drops and won’t find it again till I’ve rebooted my phone was like this on my iPhone 5s with iOS 8 as well.

  • andy

    Anyone recommend me updating now to ios 8.0.2 for my ipod touch 5th generation?
    thanks 🙂

  • n0ahcruz3

    Am i the only one experiencing wifi problems and battery drain here? Damn the update didnt fix it. Im starting to hate apple >:-(

    • Dan

      I was having battery issues as well

    • Gary LE

      Dis u guys try restoring it ?

      • n0ahcruz3

        I tried everything. Restore, reset network, turn off wifi networking, off/on airplane mode etc. wifi still sluggish. Damn apple is getting worst. Good thing i still have my Moto G, the thing never gave me any problems.

      • Unicorn Drank

        If you are having issues after a restore, take it t the apple store.

      • n0ahcruz3

        I went today sadly they dont have any replacements for my 64gb space gray i6.

  • Creepa07

    The update still doesn’t fix the Wifi issue, still having to reboot my Iphone 6 plus to get it to re-connect to Wifi

  • Tom

    I wait 2 a restore sucks

  • Josh

    Hooray, a fix to fix the previous fix 😀

  • Vikash Motwani

    Hows the battery on iphone 5, if i may ask? :p
    After the update.

  • Wilber Alexander Flores

    This 8.0.2 also improved performance on my iPad mini 1st gen. Not so laggy anymore. And also made my iPhone 6 a bit smoother overall even in the music app when scrolling.

  • Amr Badr

    Any recommendations for updating iPhone 4S?? I’m on 8 and it works fine

    • Pedro Diogo

      DO NOT update! My 4S was fine with 8.0 and now it is super slow and the battery drains way faster. Seriously, wait for another one that may fix this. I’m not the only one saying this.

      • Amr Badr

        Too bad I updated, everything is fine but I’m really facing battery issues

  • Delfos Sambucetti Arturaola

    the only thing i would say that im having a issue with is spanish dictation.

  • CasonAsherTech

    8.0.2 doesn’t fix third party keyboard bugs for me, specifically the switching back to default after unlock bug and not working on lock screen. I am a little worried that third party keyboards are not supposed to work on the lock screen quick reply, which I hope is not true, but I feel like this should be an easy fix if it were supposed to work.

  • udovoodoo

    Getting third party keyboard issues again. 8.0.1 was perfect on my end, in that regard. Also slightly more lag in the transition animation for keyboard opening. I had no issues with cellular, touch ID or third party keyboards on 8.0.1 =(

  • mrgerbik

    i bet one of the developers forgot to rem out a few lines of test code when publishing hehe

  • Zainnuril Ahda

    My 4s being suck with thia update

  • ariel

    how come when i try to download ios 8.02 it keeps me on the terms and conditions even when i tapped agree.

  • Exstinction

    please fix the slow wifi problems Craig Federigi

  • tarun

    i cant download app
    threw wifi from app store …
    in ios 8.02

  • tarun

    speed is 9 mbps

  • tarun

    youtube open and play but app store cant open

  • tarun

    pls tell me what should i do
    pls pls

  • Roger

    it will be interesting if the developer team really takes the time to continue to improve upon iOS 8.02. more people need to be proactive to get Apple on the roll in trying to continue with improvements. In other words keep the complaints coming in. Remember without CHAOS change will never occur. So the world needs to keep creating chaos to get the best apple developers have to offer

  • Utrarunner5

    Is your iPhone suppose to reboot and update?

  • Muhiman AL Tamemi

    I still have no service and no sim card installed on my iphone 5s
    i tried to restor my iphone to the same ios 8.0.2 and nothing happend
    what i should do right now????? please help

  • Muhiman AL Tamemi

    i still have the network issue on my iphone 5s ios 8.0.2
    no service
    no sim card installed
    sim failour ????

  • Isabelle

    I received my new iPad 4 yesterday. After restoring it from the cloud, I noticed that I could upgrade to ios 8.0.2. However, the button for the upgrade is grey, and there is a little text bellow telling me that I will be able to install it once the iPad has finished restoring. Well, it is restored, and everything is functionnal. Anyone knows how I can get it to work?

  • ousmanesokona

    Never do OTA update. Use iTunes.

  • Andrew

    my advise to Iphone 6 users is to hold on to update the IOS 8.0.2 and stays on with 8.0 as it creates problem for me, now i am stuck with no cellular service and touch id failed to work after update

  • Abdullah Safdar

    Hello, can anyone please tell me what to do? I am on ios 7.1.2 jailbroken ipad 2 and i want to upgrade to ios 8.0.2. Will i have to put my device in dfu mode and then restore or just click restore ipad because i know i have to restore my jailbroken device, or i have to click upgrade ipad…?
    Please reply… Please..


  • kevin

    touch ID still not working in my iPhone 5S after upgrading to 8.0.2. Totally disappointed

  • FuckingHateApple.

    Well, i got my new phone today and the shop set it up with iOS 7.1.2 for me, i was happy, i got home and connected it to wifi to iMessage someone and ended up falling asleep, as i woke up iOS 8.0.2 was installed. I did NOT want it and even better, you’re not allowed to downgrade anymore.

  • iPhone 4s

    iPhone 4s problem with ios 8.0.2
    Wifi is connected very well,but cellular problem is keep “searching” forever..
    Hopefully they gonna fix this at 8.1 -.-

  • Edgard Ade

    yup no service for me either…man should have stayed on iOS 7

  • Jackie Megeary

    Wish I’d never downloaded iOS 8, then 8.02. My iPad 2 is much slower connecting to Internet, keeps freezing and crashing out.

  • Arlene_ ulton

    Okay today your trolling. first of whats a young child doing up at 11pm? won’t they have college?