After only a couple of days of releasing its major iOS update, Apple decided to roll the first minor update for the iOS 8. Since the iOS 8.0 has a couple of glitches regarding the HealthKit, Wi-Fi and the incessant battery drains, it was natural to expect an official feedback. And the response rapidly came in the iOS 8.0.1 update.
The new iOS 8 ensures that even those who do not own the new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus has something to deal with. In fact, there are multiple new features packed in the new software, but along with them, there were also a few bugs that definitely needed some work. Just before the Cupertino-based company pushed the iOS 8, the software has been shattered by a HealthKit bug that proved to be extremely bad-timed, especially since the feature was expected to become a flagship feature.
In this respect, Apple quickly acknowledged the problem and released an official bug fix in the iOS 8.0.1 update. The official changelog states clearly that the major change regards the bug fix for the HealthKit apps which are now available on the App Store. In the same time, the update addresses an issue where third-party keyboard could become deselected when a user enters his passcode. Alternatively, there is also a fix for the issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from the Photo Library.
The newly rolled update improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus while users will have a better support of Ask to Buy for Family Sharing regarding all In-App Purchases. Other minor bug fixes refer to the problem where ringtones were sometimes not restored from iCloud backups, or the issue that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari.
Designed to integrate heavily with Apple’s latest Watch, the HealthKit is a multi-functional health suite first introduced at this year’s WWDC. Along with the rest of bug fixes and general performance enhancements packed into the iOS 8.0.1, Apple is definitely showing that the wellbeing of its worldwide fans is a priority.
You can update your device over-the-air using the Software Update Option under Settings, or, you can connect your device to your PC or Mac and update via iTunes. The update is only 73.1 MB, and it requires a Wi-Fi connection to be downloaded. Alternatively, you can simply choose a direct download link from bellow for your own device.
iOS 8.0.1 Direct Download Links
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi)
- iPad Air (5th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation GSM)
- iPad (4th generation WiFi)
- iPad mini (CDMA)
- iPad mini (GSM)
- iPad mini (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (CDMA)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (GSM)
- iPhone 5c (CDMA)
- iPhone 5c (GSM)
- iPhone 5s (CDMA)
- iPhone 5s (GSM)
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 4s
- iPod touch (5th generation)