Apple releases iOS 10.0.2 with bug fixes for audio controls, Photos app, & app extensions

By , Sep 23, 2016


Apple has released a small update for compatible iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads on Friday dubbed iOS 10.0.2 that fixes a handful of small bugs introduced with the initial release of iOS 10.

iOS 10.0.2 is recommended for all users who just upgraded to iOS 10, however if you’re jailbroken, then you should obviously say far away as there isn’t a jailbreak available just yet for iOS 10.

This update fixes a bug related to headphone audio controls not working, a bug that could make the Photos app quit unexpectedly, and yet another bug that could prevent you from using some of your favorite app extensions.

The full change log is available below:

• Addresses an issue that could prevent headphone audio controls from temporarily not working
• Resolves an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library
• Fixes an issue that prevented enabling some app extensions

The firmware file is available on our downloads page and you can update through both iTunes and the iOS over the air (OTA) updating service in Settings → General → Software Update.

iOS 10.0.2 can be installed on all of the following devices:

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • Pad Pro 12.9-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 4th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPod touch 6th generation

Did the update go smoothly for you? Let us know in the comments!

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  • FAK

    I’m having an issue with iCloud Drive settings menu, the “show on home screen” option is missing therefore I can’t have iCloud Drive on the screen since it’s toggled off by default

    • Mart

      You have to go to the app store and search for iCloud Drive, download it and it will appear on the homescreen, that’s what happened to me

      • FAK

        Thx Mart, it worked! problem solved, the app is showing on my home screen now, but weirdly the “Show on home screen” option is still missing from the settings, but who cares now ????? Thx to you

      • Mart

        No problem!

  • Scott Curry

    I was having difficulty deleting the Beta profile. It just wouldn’t go away. I finally had to delete the profile, then reset my network connections, then I was able to see the actual patch release instead of the beta release for OTA.

  • Adam

    Does the 10.1 Beta have this fix in it?

    • Not sure, but the public release certainly will.

      • Adam

        Your probably right. Will stick to my Bluetooth in the meantime.

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  • Sohail Wahab

    My iPhone hangs after doing the following, if you have offline dictation please check this and tell me if it also happenes to you too. You can get your phone fixed back by restarting it, no worries.
    Go to spotlight search > dictate a search result by tapping the mic button on the keyboard > say something like a note > 3D Touch on it.
    This made the result stay there and made spotlight unresponsive. It also made status bar disappear.

    Reply to this comment if it happened to you.

  • Dor Pinhas

    Does anyone still have the issue with opening notifications from Notification Center?

    • Gabe Gonzales

      I’ve been having this issue since the first iOS 10 beta.

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      Do you also notice that Notification Center now always opens in Notifications view and not the last page you were viewing? Ex: in iOS 8–9 if you were looking at widgets in NC, dismissed it and invoked NC again it’ll open in widgets/Today view. Now in iOS 10, not anymore, always defaults to Notifications view, which I never use and disabled because I only use NC for widgets. Been having this issue since beta 1 of iOS 10.

      • Dor Pinhas

        That’s actually not a big deal, NC literally stands for notifications so focusing on the notifications is much appreciated. You can swipe the home screen to view the widgets.

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        The point for me is to use widgets in NC. It is a big deal for those who use NC only for widgets. When I’m in an app or on the 2nd or 3rd or nth page of my homescreen scrolling all the way back to page 0 is quite a drag and pulling down NC to glance at widgets is a much quicker solution. iOS 8 and 9 used to remember if you were last looking at the Today/Widgets view but now it just defaults to the Notifications view (page 2 of NC) which I never use and is always blank. It used to only take a swipe now it’s multiple swipes to get to the widgets part of NC. Maybe not a big deal for you but it is a big deal if you’re that much into widgets like I am and I’m sure many others.

      • M_Hawke

        Dor, I’m not intending to be disrespectful, so don’t take this that way, but you seem to not understand what people are saying and what they are displeased about. This is the second post where you are telling someone “This is the way it should be and it is OK” when they are telling you they are having problems and it is not OK. I think you need to try to understand things more from their point of view instead of telling them that they are wrong. Because they are not wrong.

  • n0ahcruz3

    I don’t know if im the only one experiencing this but ever since I updated to ios10, whenever i log in to fb account through the safari, it shows codes and other gibberish initially.

  • Jamessmooth

    I’m having a delay with the app switcher, and overall the OS seems not very “snappy.” Anyone else?

    • What kind of device? Should be smooth as butter on newer devices.

      • Jamessmooth

        My thoughts too. I’m on the 7+. Just noticed an issue with messages as well. When I open the messages app, and touch a thread, it takes a few taps to open it up. Very strange.

      • I’d do a DFU restore on that iPhone and see if it goes away. I have the 7+ and have no such problems. I did a DFU restore immediately upon getting the iPhone in the mail, as you never know what gets put on it from the factory :).

      • Javier Lopez

        James, I had this issue too. But I think the problem is that the contact image isn’t tappable. Try tapping closer to the center of the thread, away from the circle image thingy.

      • Jamessmooth

        You know, I feel really silly but I think that’s what it was lol. Thanks for the comment. I actually took Anthony’s advise and went into DFU mode. I’m still noticing a slight amount of lag on the app switcher, but overall I think it helped.

      • Javier Lopez

        Don’t feel so bad haha. It happened to me too. But yeah, regardless of what I do I still notice a bit of lag in the app switching animations.

    • Darian Luu

      I’m having the same issue as well. I’m using an iPhone 7 and there’s a delay when I open the app switcher. Even when I launch apps, I can’t close it as fast as I used to.

    • Stoffsprenger ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Mine too.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    And were these bugs from the gm version as well?

    • Yeah, the GM was the same as the public release, wasn’t it?

      • Bugs Bunnay

        Ah i see

  • dnice

    im on ios 10 anyone else having the issues of the wifi asking to join even tho its unchecked?

  • Naresh

    When we don’t want to attend any call and we disconnect the call, by double pressing the power button. Usually it will show as a missed call notification. But since iOS 10, I am unable to see that.. Can somebody help me in this regard..!!!

  • thefaceofpain

    my iphone 6 has been doing the reachability thing every time i press on the home button to leave an app.
    anyone else with this problem?

  • moparbob

    Has anybody ran into this before….

    Updated through iTunes and at the very end where it reboots and the iPhone disappears in iTunes then normal comes up with a message saying can not find iPhone and eventually it does show up…

    Well my iPhone 7 Plus at that stage has a white screen saying attempting data recovery.

    WTF? Never seen that before???

    • nvog

      I think something went wrong during the update. When recovered, try again.

    • Josh Mills

      I’m just uploading to 10.0.2 (from .1) now and I’m getting the same “attempting data recovery” message. I’ve never seen it before, either, on any of my iPhones ever.

  • Stoffsprenger ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I’m on the iPhone 6 and the most common downsides I have to deal with are
    – significant performance decrease.
    – ram management very poor, reloads a lot despite having just closed the same app.
    – news widget simply doesn’t work/doesn’t load previews
    – SwiftKey often doesn’t appear
    – iMessage often doesn’t show contact name, only numbers
    – cellular connection drops way too often

    Apple does always have problems with new software releases.. Why don’t they test it enough before releasing it? I’d rather skip even a year without new software than every year a new unprepared one. It’s frustrating. I remember with iOS 9.. It was 9.3.1 when they finally got it right

    • techfreak23

      I agree with you on the yearly update cycle for software. It seems like this drive to come out with something new every year is driving the quality wayyyyy down. Really frustrating. We are also seeing the same thing with video games and it sucks. Maybe you’ve seen this meme…

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        This is by far the best representation of then vs. now in terms of games.

    • Dor Pinhas

      You are clearly don’t understand software development. Any new software of any kind have issues after it’s released. Patching bugs takes time and research and resources and those thing are not part of a major release. 10.x.x will fix issues. This have nothing to do with Apple.

      • Stoffsprenger ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Maybe I don’t understand it all but as a long time costumer I have the right to have a good performing software. Don’t you think so as well?
        I wouldn’t mind if iOS 10 came out somewhere in 2017 but worked flawless

      • Dor Pinhas

        No man, this not the way it works. Apple like every other software company in the world have deadlines and they need to deliver the product before that. You can take Microsoft with WIN10 for example. It was garbage for whole a year until the patched most of the critical issues. EVERY new software have bugs, just be patience.

      • M_Hawke

        I think you totally missed his point.

  • nvog

    Reading lots of different serious issues with ios10… that’s why I wait until a couple (or more) updates within every new version.

    • Dor Pinhas

      You should wait a lot more than that if you wish to have stable OS like 9.3.5
      Like 5-8 months wait. Please have a little understanding of what software development process is

  • David Gow

    Was latest jb then used cydia eraser I could not jail break again so I decided to update over the air and all went well now when I reboot on both iOS 10 versions I get a the blue ( or pick a colour) screen of death upon reboot I was able to download the app SysSecInfo should I be worried about any anomalies

    But the only issue so far is when I do have a call history in phone it shows no recents and cannot make the call without entering number again or using name

  • Chris Chedrawi

    I have an iPhone 5S and actually haven’t had any problems (that didn’t already exist before iOS 10). Still waiting for my 7Plus but I do hate one thing about iOS 10: we can’t delete emails from the notification center anymore!

    Anyone updated to 10.0.2? Did they fix this? I hate the “View or Clear” options.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    I’m on the public beta of iOS 10.1 on my test iPhone 6 and it seems that Apple still hasn’t fixed the issue with Notification Center Today/Widgets view. This is displeasing. Even the most basic of functionalities are broken, quality control at Apple with their mobile software has gone down the toilet.

  • leart

    nah.. I’m fine here.. recently using iOS it’s like you are a beta tester forever.. once in two weeks your device must download and process GB of data without any particular reason.. even that modern devices have a decent lifespan this is called wear and for my opinion it’s not necessary . users should install only major releases..

  • Abhishek Kumar

    I’m still having headset audio problems despite upgrading to 10.0.2
    This is so frustrating!!
    Does anyone out there have a fix?

  • Bill Lucas

    Im having an issue with hanging up a phone call. The phone call goes blank!!1

    I fixxed it it was the water prof chass

  • Miloven

    Do you find the the notification for iOS 10 for iPhone 6s Plus is glitchy? I need help with this I’ve restore to a new phone so many times!

  • Paul

    Iphone 6 ios 10.0.2 can’t edit photos or video….??? When press hamburger, photo says “downloading”

  • wstroh3740

    Audio recording, what I use for texting, for instance, is not working, even on reboot. Have a 5s.

  • DW

    I have a 5S & can’t screenshot anymore after update, any body know a fix?

  • Chloe Craig

    My buttons for flashlight, alarm, calculator and camera dont work from the control anymore. I have to physically go to the app. Does anyone know a fix for this?