Apple iOS 8.0.2 is the third iOS 8 update released within this month, and this new firmware solves many major and minor problems present in the earlier versions.
All the iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch can get this update via iTunes or OTA.
Is iOS 8.0.2 Safe?
Apple released iOS 8.0.1 update few days ago, and it was pulled down immediately from the iOS Dev Center for several reasons. Major problem with iOS 8.0.1 was that it was far from perfect — users saw poor WiFi connectivity and problems with signal strength (no service) was a nightmare for many iOS users.
Plus, unexpected Touch ID and issues with Safari browser (performance-related) were wildly visible after updating to iOS 8.0.1.
Apple iOS 8.0.2 aims to solve these problems. How does it fare against earlier versions, you ask? It’s good, but not awesome. It works, but not fixes everything.
For example, Safari browser is still crashing. Even many iPhone 6 users have reported that iOS 8.0.2 slows down their devices.
If you are into fitness, you will find iOS 8.0.2 useful as it brings Healthkit compatible apps to the App Store.
So yes, iOS 8.0.2 is safe, but it comes with problems (like every other iOS). We will update you if we find any oh-no-major problems. For now, if you are looking to update iPhones and iPads to a fresh iOS, just…
Download iOS 8.0.2
Updating is easy, but if you are new, remember we have a couple of ways to get the iOS 8.0.2 update.
Download via OTA: You can wirelessly download iOS 8.0.2 update by going to the Software Update section from your iOS device. It doesn’t matter what is your current iOS version, as long as you have an iOS 8.0 compatible device. Read this article for more:
- How to wirelessly install iOS 8 (guide works for iOS 8.0.2)
Download via iTunes: If you prefer to download files from Apple’s server through your computer using iTunes (plus backup data to your computer), then pick one of the method:
Note that you have to download the full iOS 8.0.2 IPSW files (see all iOS 8 stable firmwares) when you update via iTunes using the first method (filesize is above 1.8GB). Doing an OTA update requires 70-100 MB of space. Of course, you need at least 3-5 times of free storage space on your device when you choose the OTA method. Plus, you need to have iOS 8.0 installed already. (read: installation space for iOS 8).