Sfari 8.0.2 for Yosemite update

After releasing then pulling a update for the desktop Safari browser on OS X last week, Apple on Thursday posted Safari 8.0.2 for Yosemite.

In addition to allowing Yosemite users to import username and passwords from Mozilla’s Firefox browser, Safari 8.0.2 fixes a few annoying issues, among them history not syncing across devices if iCloud Drive is disabled and another one prevent a saved password from being autofilled after two devices are added to iCloud Keychain.

The update is available through the Mac App Store’s Updates tab. A standalone installer should be available shortly from the Apple Support website. Safari 7.1.2 for OS X Mavericks and Safari 6.2.2 for OS X Mountain Lion were also released on Thursday.

Safari 8.0.2 for Yosemite changelog:

  • Fixes an issue that could prevent history from syncing across devices if iCloud Drive is not on.
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent a saved password from being autofilled after two devices are added to iCloud Keychain.
  • Improves the performance of WebGL graphics on Retina displays
  • Allows users to import username and passwords from Firefox.
  • Fixes a rare issue in which some users were unable to access Safari after installing the 8.0.1 update.

More about the security content of Safari 8.0.2 for Yosemite, Safari 7.1.2 for OS X Mavericks and Safari 6.2.2 for OS X Mountain Lion is available in support documents here and here.

The updates are recommended for all OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion users as they contain improvements to stability and security.