Apple’s iOS 8.0.2 : Hundreds of New Features ! !

Friday, August 18, 2017

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Well Apple wants it’s millions of users to be happy ! And the update to the latest iOS version seems to make that possible . This update contains hundreds of new features  along with improvements and fixes to the previous version.

iOS 8.0.2

What it Fixes and Improves ? ?

  • 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.

    These fixes and improvements will make the so called – “Royal OS” more worthy of it’s name.

On which devices iOS 8.0.2 can be installed ? ?


  • iPhone 4s or later
  • iPad 2 or later
  • iPad mini or later
  • iPod touch (5th gen)


What are the New Features ? ?


Well , if you are an iOS fan then you shouldn’t miss a single point of features :

If you want the whole Update Log you may download it hereUpdate Log for iOS 8.0.2, Let’s discuss the Main features :

Messages Improvements :

  • Tap to Talk to send your voice, a video or a photo with just a swipe.
  • Group messaging options to name a conversation, add a contact, remove a contact, or leave a conversation.
  • New details view with Do Not Disturb, location sharing and attachments view.

Camera Improvements :


  • Time-lapse mode
  • Capture timer
  • Adjust exposure with a simple nudge to lighten or darken a photo prior to capture
  • Burst mode on front facing camera on iPhone 5s
  • Panorama for iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display

Siri improvements :


  • Improvements to responsiveness, reliability and accuracy
  • “Hey, Siri” option to initiate Siri using just your voice when your device is plugged in
  • Streaming voice recognition
  • Works with Shazam to answer “What song is playing?”
  • Purchase content from iTunes Store

App Store improvements :

  • New Explore tab for easier category browsing
  • Top trending searches displayed in Search tab
  • Scrolling search results
  • App video previews
  • Editors’ Choice badges

Accessibility features :

  • Redesigned Zoom with one-handed control and multiple zoom modes including picture-in-picture
  • Built-in timer and Touch ID support for Guided Access
  • Speak Screen to read out contents of the screen via gesture or Siri command
  • VoiceOver improvements including Alex voice option and Braille input support
  • Multi-device support for MFi hearing aids to seamlessly switch from one paired iOS device to another

And Bug Fixes at last and the update is available via iTunes or OTA .

Tell us in the comments section below – ” Are you impressed by it’s latest update ? ? “.


 Source : Official Apple Support

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