iOS 8.0.2 Bugs, Problems, iOS 8.0.1 HealthKit Fixes: Some Report Cellular, Touch ID Issues; Update Fine for Most

By Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.
September 26, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Apple patches its patch, and it looks like its working out fine for most. 

iOS 8.0.1, which was released on Wednesday, was meant to address a number of major bugs in iOS 8, such as the inability to support HealthKit apps from the App Store, third-party keyboard problems, and a bug that prevent users from uploading photos and videos from Safari, just to name a few. 

However, the patch ended up disabling cellular service for users and caused Touch ID to stop working.

According to Apple, less than 40,000 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices were affected by the iOS 8.0.1 problem. 

Apple took down iOS 8.0.1, issued an apology, and released iOS 8.0.2 on Thursday. 

The latest update appears to have fixed the cellular and Touch ID problems for most, as well as the HealthKit and other bugs that iOS 8.0.1 was suppose to rectify. 

iOS 8.0.2 did not resolve the problem for all, however, as MacRumors notes that “multiple users in Australia” were still plagued by the Touch ID and cellular problem.

Some users on the MacRumors forums have complained that their Wi-Fi and Home button stopped working, but they appear to be in the minority at the moment. 

Apple doesn’t appear to dealt with all the bugs in iOS 8, though. 

MacRumors forum member stephen1108 noted that iOS 8.0.2 failed to fix “ANY of the stability issues overall.” 

“Notifications still get stuck, control center access on the lock screen of my 6 Plus is still hit and miss. The phone still freezes up if too many notifications come in at once.”

Apple will most certainly provide fixes in upcoming updates, but in light of the recent iPhone 6 Plus “Bendgate” controversy and with iOS 8.0.1 “breaking” phones instead of patching them, the Cupertino company needs to get its act together fast to regain its reputation of “doing things better.”

Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.