After their overlooked mistake of iOS 8.0.1, Apple quickly recalled it and released a less buggy version called “iOS 8.0.2”. This update fixed the bugs that came with iOS 8 and iOS 8.0.1. In addition, Apple is no longer signing iOS 7 so users who have updated will not be allowed to switch back. If your device is running iOS 7 still, think twice before updating.
iOS 8.0.2 provides the following bug fixes and improvements, including:
- 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 buy that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari
So in short, iOS 8.0.2 fixes a few bugs, the problems that iOS 8.0.1 brought and allows apps to communicate with Health.
In addition to this update to iOS 8, Apple has also stopped signing all previous versions of iOS 7. Users who have updated their devices to iOS 8 will no longer be allowed to downgrade. Developers (and non-developers) running beta software of iOS 8 will soon be no longer able to access their device since the software expires. If your device is running iOS 7 and is capable of upgrading, you’ll just see a notification in Settings app, but your phone will still work fine.