Well, that didn’t take long. Just a day after Apple released the iOS 8.0.1 update that broke cellular connectivity and Touch ID for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users, an update to iOS 8.0.2 is being pushed to correct those problems.
The iOS 8.0.2 update features the same changelog as iOS 8.0.1, with one important inclusion: “Fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.” The update also includes a fix to make HealthKit apps work, a third-party keyboard fix, improved reliability for Reachability and more.
It’s kind of crazy that Apple pushed out an update that broke cellular connectivity for new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users. After all, that’s a pretty important feature to have on your cellphone. And while Apple did provide instructions on how to fix the issue earlier today, that wasn’t the most elegant of solutions. Thankfully, it only took a little more than 24 hours for an updated, hopefully not broken update to be pushed out.
You can check for this update on your device by going into Settings > General > Software Update. You can also plug your device into your computer and run iTunes, which is what I had to do after downloading iOS 8.0.1 on my iPhone 6 Plus but not actually installing it.