Apple just released iOS 16.0.2, and it’s a quick but timely update. Here’s everything you need to know.
When Apple released iOS 16, it turned out that updates were needed. An unprecedented early follow-up came for iPhone 14 users, but that wasn’t enough.
That’s because some users reported camera issues on iPhone 14 Pro, for example, when taking photos with third-party apps like TikTok or Instagram. The most serious were camera vibrations (which isn’t good if you want your hardware to stay pristine) and blurry photos.
And then there was another problem: copying and pasting between apps could lead to a frankly very annoying pop-up requesting permission to paste. Especially when you don’t need it. Now iOS 16.0.2 is here to solve these problems.
Make Forbes your destination for everything iOS. Read the full details of what’s in the release from me once it lands. Kate O’Flaherty deals with the security aspects of each new version. And then read Gordon Kelly‘s analysis of whether you should install or wait.
Which iPhones can run iOS 16.0.2?
Although iOS 16 runs on all iPhones starting from iPhone 8, this update mainly affects the iPhone 14 series and the severe problems that have been encountered. It’s not just for those phones though: there are fixes for issues on iPhones starting with iPhone X.
how to get it
Updating is very simple: open the Settings app on the device, then select General and then Software Update. Once you click download and install, it will do everything for you. It’s a small update and quickly downloaded. On an iPhone 14 Pro Max, it downloaded in about seven minutes and installed in another 12 minutes.
What’s in the release
The fixes are there. Apple says this will solve the problem of lens vibration and blurry photos on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
If you find the display goes black during device setup, this update is for you. And if you’ve had those hugely annoying endless requests for permission when copying and pasting between apps, then this update is for you.
VoiceOver disappeared for some users after the reboot, so hopefully that gets fixed here.
And this update aims to fix an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone X, iPhone XR, and iPhone 11 displays. This has happened after certain circumstances, especially after the device was serviced.
Apple’s full notes are below:
This update includes bug fixes and important security updates for your iPhone, including the following:
The camera may vibrate and cause blurry photos when shooting with some third-party apps on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
· The display may appear completely black during device setup
· Copying and pasting between apps may result in a permission prompt appearing more often than expected
· VoiceOver may not be available after restart
· Resolves an issue where touch input became unresponsive on some iPhone X, iPhone XR, and iPhone 11 displays after servicing
For information about the security content of Apple software updates, see this website: support.apple.com/kb/HT201222