iOS 10.0.2 Officially Released with EarPod Glitch Fix, Security Updates, and More

Apple Rolls out New Version of iOS 10 Just One Week After Its Initial Release
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Apple has officially released a new version of iOS 10, its newest operating system which saw a general rollout last week.

The new version is dubbed iOS 10.0.2, and its primary focus is a slew of under-the-hood fixes, tweaks, and improvements. Among the bugs that the newest patch fixes is an issue that occurred with Lightning EarPods. In some instances, the EarPods would time out, and in other cases the in-line audio controls would temporarily stop working, Cupertino wrote. Apple announced that a fix for this bug would be rolled out quickly, and to their credit, it was.

Apple also squashed a bug which caused Photos to crash when iCloud Photo Library was turned on, and fixed an issue “that prevented enabling some app extensions,” The Verge reported.

The patch also reportedly carries a number of security updates for iPhone and iPad users. Apple, however, doesn’t openly disclose the content of these security fixes until the issues have been investigated and fixed.

Apple’s newest operating system became available to the public on September 13. iOS 10 is one of Apple’s biggest OS releases in recent history, and brought a number of changes to the Apple ecosystem — including a slew of improved apps, and a new widget system.

And just earlier this week, the company seeded test versions of iOS 10.1 to developers and public beta testers. iOS 10.1 is slated to include improvements such as the addition of portrait mode for the Camera app for owners of the iPhone 7 Plus, according to iPhoneHacks.

iOS 10.0.2 is currently available to iPhone and iPad users via an over-the-air update — although it’s worth noting that the download may only be available to users who already have iOS 10 installed on their devices. To get it, simply go to Settings > General > Software Update, and follow the instructions. As always, it’s a smart idea to backup your iPhone or iPad before updating in case of any issues.

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