As of today, you may update to iOS 16.0.2 via Apple.
Notably, iOS 16.0.2 resolves a camera shaking issue within third-party apps including as Snapchat and TikTok, where the camera would produce an audible noise when attempting to focus. It also resolves an issue with data transfer from an old iPhone to an iPhone 14. During such transfers, the display on the new device would occasionally go totally black, necessitating a hard reset.
The first significant upgrade to Apple’s new iOS 16 mobile operating system was published today, a week ahead of schedule. This week, Apple announced that it would release a software update the following week to fix several bugs that had been bothering users. These bugs included a copy and paste permissions-related one and one that caused the camera to shake when recording video in a number of third-party apps like TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram.
At the time, we got to know that an update fixing these and other issues would be released next week, though no specific date was given. The release of iOS 16.0.2 on Thursday afternoon came as a surprise to many who had upgraded to iOS 16.
What was the issue?
Some third-party applications “may vibrate and create blurry photographs while shooting with iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max,” the update notes said.
Although Apple did not specify the cause of the camera wobble, it appears to be an iOS software issue as the patch is being released as a software update. Yet, the issue was localized and not widespread. TechCrunch notes that iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max users were unable to reproduce the issue on their own.
Another annoyance was the constant prompts from the software to confirm that it could access the clipboard.
This setting in the permissions menu was intended to safeguard users’ personal information by alerting them whenever an app read the clipboard, a potentially dangerous place to save private information. Dozens of iOS applications, including TikTok, were discovered to have illegally accessed users’ clipboard data. In iOS 16, though, the prompt started showing up too often, becoming a nuisance.
According to MacRumors, an Apple executive recently stated in an email to an affected customer that the paste permissions pop-ups do not reflect the intended behavior and would soon be corrected. He speculated that Apple’s internal testing had missed the problem, although the firm has now recognized widespread consumer frustration with the issue.
The update’s text specifies that this is one of the day’s fixes.
This update also fixes the display becoming dark during setup, the issue where VoiceOver wasn’t available after a reboot, and the issue where touch input wasn’t working on some earlier models (X, XR, 11).
Beta users discovered that Apple had already fixed these problems in the most recent public beta (beta 2) release from yesterday, suggesting that the company acted swiftly to address this initial round of flaws.
The iOS 16.0.2 update is now being sent to all compatible devices. You may manually check for the update in the Software Update section of Settings if you haven’t seen it yet.