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New iOS 9.0.2 Update Fixes What Was Broken in iOS 9.0 / 9.0.1


Looks like Apple really cares…

As we now have a new iOS 9.0.2 firmware update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.


Released on September 30th, 2015 – iOS 9.0.2 (build number 13A452) is the third iOS update after iOS 9.0 and iOS 9.0.1. But what’s more important?

Is the fact that Apple has released iOS 9.0.2 to fix the painful issues you saw in earlier firmware.

What’s New in iOS 9.0.2

Like iOS 9.0.1, the new iOS 9.0.2 is released with a simple goal: to fix the unfixed issues.

And that includes:

And the biggest of all:

All these bugs are FIXED – at least that’s what Apple promises in the iOS 9.0.2 release notes published today:

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iOS 9.0.2 changelog

Note: Does iOS 9.0.2 fix everything? We don’t know yet. So we will confirm and update this post with more details. Feel free to share your thoughts via the comment section.

Update October 1st, 1:10 AM: We were told that iMessage is still broken. Cellular data issue is fixed though. Podcasts app seems to be working fine. More on this later.

How to Update From iOS 9.0 to iOS 9.0.2

If you are using an iOS 9 compatible device, and haven’t updated to iOS 9.0.2 yet – then pick up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and follow any one of these methods:

  • Update to iOS 9.0.2 using your device

From your iOS device, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update. You will get the new iOS 9.0.2 update (as posted in the screenshot above). Download and install it. This is the most convenient and quickies way to get iOS 9.0.2.

Tip: You can also use 3G/4G LTE cellular data to download iOS 9.0.2. Yes, there’s a 100 MB limit, but as the iOS 9.0.2 update is small in size (ours was only 72.5 MB) – go ahead and use your cellular data.

  • Update to iOS 9.0.2 using your computer

If you have access to a computer, with the latest iTunes player installed (1, 2), then plug your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into your computer via USB cable. Next, iTunes will detect the device and request you to get iOS 9.0.2.

Note that iTunes will download the entire iOS 9.0.2 installation file (IPSW file, which you can also get from here). This is a tedious process if your devices are already running on iOS 9.0 or iOS 9.0.1 firmware.

  • Raj

    OH MY GOD!

    15 days of HELL is over now.

    I can finally use WhatsApp. Goodbye Cellular-freaking-data-issue.

    • Amit

      How to use Whatsapp on iPad with 9.0.2

  • WTF TIM

    iMessage is broken bro. :'(

  • rezwits

    what if iOS 9.0.1 didn’t show up in the settings app, and then I used iTunes to get the update. And now iOS 9.0.2 is not showing in the settings app? I am not restoring my whole iPhone again I just put 80 GB of stuff on it…

  • emtee

    Does it also fix Apple intentionally slowing down every older iDevice with every major release even when their changelogs state the contrary? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Ha ha. Apple can keep on fooling the end user ๐Ÿ˜‰