Apple will be hoping the update will bring an end to a challenging fortnight

Apple has released iOS 8.0.2 – a double whammy of an update aimed at fixing problems that appeared in iOS 8 as well as restoring functionality to phones broken by iOS 8.0.1.

The iPhone maker released the 8.0.1 update on Wednesday but was forced to pull the download after just sixty minutes are users who installed it reported that their handsets were now dropping calls and refusing to accept Touch ID log-ins.

Complaints about the update spread through Twitter, with users complaining that it had ‘turned their iPhones into iPods’. Apple has said that despite the outcry fewer than 40,000 people were affected.

In a statement Apple apologised to users who were inconvenienced by the update, promising that iOS 8.0.2 (a small, 73.1MB download) would fix a number of issues, including restoring functionality to HealthKit apps - a key feature that had been hurriedly dropped from the original iOS 8 download.

  • 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

Apple will be hoping that this final update brings an end to what has been a rocky fortnight. From the misjudged 'free gift' of U2's new album to complaints of 'bendy iPhones', the company has been hit by a series of PR nightmares, with the company's share price losing billions in response.