Should you upgrade to iOS 8.0.2?

Apple’s updated iOS 8 has its fair share of problems. So, is it worth upgrading?

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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    Happy cyclist
    8th Oct 2014
    I had no problems with 8.0.1 but am having problems since downloading 8.0.2 and would recommend anyone who currently has no problems not to download it.
    8th Oct 2014
    I did not have 8 0 1 but have had 8 0 2. for a few days and cant see any problems?
    8th Oct 2014
    For some reason I can no longer get my bigpond email on my phone since downloading the update. Gmail is fine but bigpond email will not come in......Grrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!
    8th Oct 2014
    Since downloading 8.0.2 to my iPad my system is noticeably slower and have had to reboot the system to get apps to work. Hence I will not be upgrading any other hardware to 8.0.2. I had no problems with 8.0.1
    9th Oct 2014
    I have had many problems since downloading 8.0.2 on my IPAD, wish I hadn't done it. The problems are associated with touch and slowness. Inability to get into emails. My grandson has had to get it working again.
    Sorrento Jo
    10th Oct 2014
    Recently upgraded my iPad to 8.0.2 and wish I had left well alone. Continually having to reboot as safari tells me they can't connect me to apps,blogs, emails etc as I am not connected to wi-fi. My iPad works off prepaid Bluetooth and I hardly ever use wi-fi. Camera roll has disappeared. I have a camera app I can't now use. Other things are now not working.

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