Apple releases iOS 10.0.2

Alex Kidman 26 September 2016


The latest update to iOS addresses issues with Lightning audio and the new photos apps.

The standard wisdom for most operating system major number upgrades is to wait a little while for the bugs to be ironed out unless you’re particularly keen. iOS 10 only came out a fortnight ago, but already Apple has released two small point upgrades to iOS to address small scale bug issues.

iOS 10.0.2 is available right now for qualifying devices. According to Apple’s release notes, the two details it specifically addresses are related to issues around audio controls not functioning, as well as a problem for Photos users that saw the app crash when turning on iCloud Library.

The audio issue appears to affect listeners using Lightning-connected headphones. Such headphones have been available for some time now, but more recently came to the fore thanks to Apple’s decision to omit an analog headphone jack in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones.

Apple usually uses iOS small point upgrades to also throw in a few smaller security upgrades, but that doesn’t appear to be the case for iOS 10.0.2, which is simply noted on Apple’s site as containing the security upgrades of iOS 10.0.1, which fixed a kernel memory leak issue.

As always, if you haven’t already been prompted to upgrade to iOS 10.0.2 by your iOS device, you can check by going to Settings, then General and then Software Update. As a smaller point upgrade, you can expect it to be a relatively small download. On a test iPhone 7 Plus, it weighed in at 88.2MB for us.

As with any iOS upgrade, if you’re currently using a jailbroken iOS device, it’s not advised to update as the upgrade will almost certainly remove your jailbreak along the way.

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