Apple today released the first major update to its new iOS 16 mobile operating system ahead of schedule. Earlier this week, Apple confirmed that it would release an update next week aimed at addressing a handful of bugs that plagued users, including an annoying bug related to copy and paste permissions and another that caused the camera to shake when recording video in a number of third-party apps, including TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram.
The company told us and other reporters at the time that a fix for these and other bugs would arrive sometime next week, but didn’t provide an exact launch date. iOS 16 users were surprised to find the iOS 16.0.2 update arriving late Thursday afternoon.
According to the text of the update, this version addresses an issue with the iPhone camera that “may vibrate and cause blurry photos when taking photos with some third-party apps on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max,” it says.
Apple hasn’t detailed what’s causing the camera shake, but it appears to be just a software issue as it’s being fixed via an iOS update. However, the problem was not widespread. iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max owners from TechCrunch were unable to replicate the issue themselves, for example.
Another frustrating issue was the numerous pop-ups asking users if the app had permission to read the clipboard data.
This permissions feature is designed to protect users’ privacy, as the prompt will highlight when apps are reading the clipboard, where sensitive data may be stored — even when users may not have known it was happening. TikTok, for example, was found guilty of eavesdropping data from the clipboard as it were dozens of other iOS apps. But in iOS 16, the prompt appeared repeatedly, which became distracting and annoying.
This is also among today’s fixes, the update text notes.
This release also fixes an issue where VoiceOver is not available on restart; another where touch input was not responsive on some older device models (X, XR, 11); and an issue where the display appeared completely black during device setup.
There was a hint that Apple had moved quickly to address this early set of bugs when beta testers discovered that these issues had been fixed in latest public beta version (beta 2). yesterday.
iOS 16.0.2 software update is now rolling out to all iOS users. If you still don’t see it, you can visit the Software Update section in Settings to check for the update directly.