Apple to release iOS 8.0.2 update within “a few days”, posts support page helping users roll back to iOS 8.0

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Date: Thursday, September 25th, 2014, 11:11
Category: iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, News, Software

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Apple will release iOS 8.0.2, just give it a few days.

According to The Verge, following Apple’s submission and retraction of its iOS 8.0.1 mobile operating system update on Wednesday due to Touch ID and cellular connectivity concerns, the company has said that it has identified the cause of these bugs and is planning to release a newer iOS 8.0.2 version with a patch in the coming days, according to a support document posted to the company’s website.


The company offered the following comment on a recently posted support page:

“We have a workaround for you if you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and you lost cellular service and Touch ID functionality today after updating to iOS 8.0.1. You can reinstall iOS 8 through iTunes by following the instructions below. We are also preparing iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it’s ready in the next few days.”

Apple also includes a step-by-step process of reverting non-functioning iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets back to iOS 8.0:

– Make sure that you’re using the latest version of iTunes.

– Connect your iPhone to iTunes.

– Back up your iPhone in iTunes on your Mac or PC. iCloud backups won’t restore to earlier versions, including iOS 8.0.

Download the file below that corresponds to your device: [Direct download links]
iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus

Select the file you just downloaded by doing one of these in iTunes:
Mac: Press the Option key and click Check for Update.
Windows: Press the Shift key and click Check for Update.
Press Update to install iOS 8 on your iPhone.

Once reinstallation is complete, an affected user should once again be able to make calls and effectively operate Touch ID. The update also broke Touch ID fingerprint recognition.”

Apple notes that the same issue preventing the Health app from functioning will return with the downgrade.

Apple released its iOS 8.0.1 update on Wednesday, yet pulled the file in less than an hour due to assorted complaints regarding cellular connectivity and Touch ID-related issues.

Stay tuned to the PowerPage for up to the minute details as this story develops.

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