Apple quick-releases 8.0.2 update for iOS

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Apple quick-releases 8.0.2 update for iOS

Follows yesterday's botched patch.

Apple today released an iOS 8.0.2 update for iPhones, iPads and iPods, to address severe problems reported by users yesterday with the 8.0.1 version of the mobile operating system.

The company was forced to apologise to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users when their TouchID fingerprint authentication sensor ceased to work and their devices disconnected from cellular networks.

Older iPhones such as the 5s and 5c were not affected by the bugs in iOS 8.0.1.

In the release notes for 8.0.2, Apple said the update would fix the reported issues introduced with 8.0.1. The patch will also sort out the unknown bug that meant HealthKit apps were withdrawn from the company's App Store.

The 8.0.2 patch additionally includes the same fixes as in its predecessor, including to address an issue with third-party on-screen keyboards being deselected when entering pass codes, a problem that meant certain unspecified apps could not access the Photo Library, as well is improvements to the reliability of the new Reachability feature on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

There are also fixes for a bug that caused unexpected data usage when receiving SMS and MMS messages, ringtones not being restored from iCloud backups, and users being unable to upload photos and videos from Safari.

No major problems have yet been highlighted with the latest update, with users reporting improved stability and operation of their devices.

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