Apple Releases iOS 9.0.2 fixes for iMessage and more

With OS X El Capitan releasing today, Apple has also updated iOS to version 9.0.2 with an over-the-air software update. This bug fix update marks the second release since iOS 9.0 launched earlier this month.

 

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The update includes bug fixes and performance improvements for iCloud Backup, iMessage activation, Apple’s Podcasts app, and issues with cellular data usage. The release cycle suggests Apple is moving faster to ship small updates to address specific issues with iOS 9.

Apple publicly released iOS 9.0 on September 16th with multitasking features for iPad, transit directions in Maps, a feature-packed Notes app, an all-new News app, and many more features and improvements. Before the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus even hit stores, iOS 9.0.1 delivered quick fixes for setup assistance and alarm issues.

Apple is also developing iOS 9.1 for developers and public beta testers, the former group getting beta 3 today, with under-the-hood changes and new emoji characters.

In addition to selling 13 million iPhones over the 6s launch weekend, Apple says that more than half its users have already updated to a version of iOS 9.

iOS 9.0.2 is a fairly small update at about 72MB so the update process should be somewhat quick for users.