Should you upgrade to iOS 8.0.2?

Apple recently released iOS 8.0.2 in order to fix a variety of bugs found in the first instalment of its new iOS 8 operating system, however it seems that some of these bugs are still flying around.

Apple has had to deal with some controversy surrounding its new iOS since its release on 17 September. Users who downloaded iOS 8.0.1 experienced problems immediately. As a result, Apple has pulled the update from its servers.

Users have complained about issues such as wifi connectivity, the inability to send texts or make calls and the Touch ID function not working. Apple promised to fix these issues and the release of iOS 8.0.2 was supposed to do just that. However, some Australians are still experiencing the same problems as before.

Whether or not these are isolated issues or if they are part of a larger problem with the iOS remains to be seen. More people worldwide will need to install the new software before these complications can be discovered and resolved. It is worth noting that many users have experienced no trouble at all.

While Apple is no doubt working furiously to resolve these issues, the new iOS 8.0.2 seems to be no more than a band-aid solution. It would be wise to wait to upgrade your devices until Apple can offer more of a guarantee that the bugs are gone.

If you have already upgraded to iOS 8.0.1 and you are having problems, you can restore your iPhone to the last stable operating system.

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.