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By Jason Snell

Here we go again: iOS 8.0.2 released

On Thursday evening Apple released iOS 8.0.2, about 30 hours after withdrawing iOS 8.0.1 due to it breaking cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus models.

According to the release notes, this release essentially contains the same improvements as iOS 8.0.1, but without the cellular and Touch ID problems.

It’s available at an iOS Software Update prompt near you.

(Update: I’ve installed it and it works fine, and I see corroborating reports from other brave souls such as Mark Gurman and Rene Ritchie.)

Here are the complete release notes:

This release contains improvements and bug fixes, 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 bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari

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