Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2 With Fix for Cellular Issues, Broken Touch ID

Apple has just released iOS 8.0.2, its second update to iOS 8 designed to fix major issues introduced with iOS 8.0.1, which went out to iPhone owners on Wednesday.

iOS 8.0.2 is available immediately as an over-the-air download and in addition to fixing the cellular issue introduced with iOS 8.0.1, it also includes the bug fixes that were included in the original iOS 8.0.1 update.

After installing iOS 8.0.1 yesterday, many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users found that their cellular service was disabled and that Touch ID was non-functional. Apple pulled the iOS 8.0.1 update approximately an hour and fifteen minutes after it was first released, but not before numerous iPhone users were able to download the software. The company announced an investigation in the afternoon, and in the evening, released a support document saying iOS 8.0.2 was in the works and directing users to fix the problem via an iTunes restore to iOS 8.

iOS 8.0.1 contained a fix for a major HealthKit issue that was discovered just before the public release of iOS 8, prompting Apple to remove all HealthKit enabled apps from the App Store. Following iOS 8.0.1 and iOS 8.0.2, these apps will be able to return to the App Store. The updates also bring fixes for third-party keyboards, Reachability, Photo Library, SMS/MMS messages, and more.

Update: According to Apple, less than 40,000 iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices were affected by yesterday's iOS 8.0.1 bugs. Apple has also issued an apology alongside the release of iOS 8.0.2:

"iOS 8.0.2 is now available for users, it fixes an issue that affected iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who downloaded iOS 8.0.1, and includes improvements and bug fixes originally in iOS 8.0.1. We apologize for inconveniencing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who were impacted by the bug in iOS 8.0.1."

Update 2: Multiple users in Australia are still reporting both Touch ID and cellular connection issues after installing iOS 8.0.2.

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71 months ago
Who's gonna go first?:eek:
Rating: 111 Votes
71 months ago
Yeah, if someone could go ahead and test this for us all, THAT'D BE GREAT.
Rating: 43 Votes
71 months ago
Adds cellular service and Touch ID to iPod Touch 6 and 6 Plus models
Rating: 32 Votes
71 months ago
Updated my iPhone, this happened:
Rating: 31 Votes
71 months ago
Rating: 29 Votes
71 months ago
I think I am going to wait... for about 8 more pages in this thread before upgrading.
Rating: 28 Votes
71 months ago
Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2 With Fix for Cellular Issues, Broken Touch ID

Doing it! Wish me luck guys...
Rating: 25 Votes
71 months ago
8.0.2 bug fix - sturdier exterior of the device.
Rating: 24 Votes
71 months ago
I have cell service on my iPod Touch now. :p
Rating: 23 Votes
71 months ago

Is nobody downloading this? How come it doesn't say "56 hours remaining"?

Once burned, twice shy!


I'm 5'11 and only 155lbs & my iPhone 6 plus bent in my jean pocket (not skinny jeans) just walking around the mall...

Also, I go to the gym..

Congrats on being one of the nine.
Rating: 21 Votes

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