Apple has just released iOS 16.0.2, and it’s a speedy but timely update. Here’s all you need to know.
When Apple released iOS 16, it became apparent updates were needed. An unprecedentedly early follow-up came for iPhone 14 users, but that wasn’t enough.
That’s because some users reported camera issues on the iPhone 14 Pro, for instance, when taking photographs using third-party apps like TikTok or Instagram. The most serious were vibrations of the camera (which isn’t good if you want your hardware to remain pristine) and blurry photos.
And then there was another issue: copying and pasting between apps could result in a frankly very annoying pop-up requesting permission to paste. Just when you didn’t need it. Now, iOS 16.0.2 is here to sort out these issues.
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Which iPhones can run iOS 16.0.2?
Although iOS 16 runs all iPhones from iPhone 8 onwards, this update is mostly for the iPhone 14 Series and the serious problems that have arisen. However, it’s not just for thoes phones: there are fixes for issues on iPhones from iPhone X onwards.
How to get it
Updating is very straightforward: open the Settings app on the device and then choose General, then Software Update. Once you’ve clicked on Download and Install, it’ll do everything for you. It’s a small update and quickly downloaded. On an iPhone 14 Pro Max, it downloaded in around seven minutes and installed in another 12 minutes.
What’s in the release
The fixes are in. Apple says this will address the problem of vibrating lenses and blurry photos on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
If you’ve found the display coming up black during device setup, this update is for you. And if you’ve had the hugely annoying endless requests for permission when you’re copying and pasting between apps, then this update has you covered.
VoiceOver disappeared after rebooting for some users, so hopefully this is fixed here.
And this update is here to sort an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone X, iPhone XR and iPhone 11 displays. This has occurred after a particular set of circumstances, specifically after the device has been serviced.
Apple’s full notes are below:
This update provides bug fixes and important security updates for your iPhone including the following:
· Camera may vibrate and cause blurry photos when shooting with some third-party apps on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
· Display may appear completely black during device setup
· Copy and paste between apps may cause a permission prompt to appear more than expected
· VoiceOver may be unavailable after rebooting
· Addresses an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone X, iPhone XR and iPhone 11 displays after being serviced
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: support.apple.com/kb/HT201222